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German Political Culture


A government official’s warning that Jews in traditional dress might not be safe has sparked a new debate about how to protect the community. 


Conservatives who belittle the Fridays for Future climate protests do so at their own peril.


The use of the word “Schicksalsgemeinschaft” in today’s Germany is puzzling.


The Greens’ success in Bavaria is a strong statement against the anti-migrant campaigns of the established conservatives and the far-right.


In her first-ever appearance in a Bundestag question-and-answer session, Angela Merkel didn’t break a sweat.


An interview with Marcel Fratzscher on last week’s “economists’ letter”—and why Germany and France need to get moving on eurozone reform.


Germany is facing a new nexus of foreign and domestic politics.


The right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland, or AfD,  has struck a more moderate tone in Germany’s parliament than expected. But there is still plenty …


Few East Germans hold key positions in Germany’s institutions.


The German election outcome signals a return to less consensual politics – which is no bad thing.


All the political colors, synonyms, and acronyms you need to know when it comes to forming a new German government.


Germany’s “Political Ash Wednesday,” once a humorous affair, is short on jokes.


Germany’s Russlanddeutsche minority is no fifth column, but susceptible to the Kremlin’s propaganda.


Berlin wakes up to the challenges of Russia’s online offensive.


Something very disruptive is going on in the political sphere, warns Simon Hegelich, professor for political data science.


Germans mark 26 years together in a poisoned mood over migration.