Political Climate Change
Berlin is forfeiting its global role as leader in climate protection.
Berlin’s European Agenda
The incoming German government needs to think bigger than ever before.
Why the “old continent” will miss Barack Obama.
A Milestone, Not an End Point
Germany’s new security white paper is a big step for a country still largely averse to strategic thinking.
Paper Tiger No More
Some issues in Germany’s security white paper need clarification before the Franco-German couple works hand-in-glove on defense.
After ten years in office, the German Chancellor at last surprises our columnist.
Europe by Numbers: Faint Praise
Who is handling the European refugee crisis well?
Learning on the Job
The EU is battling three major crises – with Germany in the lead in every case. But so far Berlin has not been able to create momentum for building a stronger Europe.
Long seen as a reluctant player, Berlin is assuming greater responsibilities for two reasons: foreign policy has finally arrived on Germany’s domestic scene, and its partners are not ready to step up.
Elements of Style
An executive power like the US exercises a completely different leadership style than a consensus-based power like Germany. Leaders on both sides should keep this in mind.