Who Will Save the CDU?
Angela Merkel’s unideological style has led her party into a severe identity crisis. Armin Laschet is the CDU’s best hope for now. It’s been …
Brace for Change in Germany
Angela Merkel’s chosen successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has thrown in the towel. Expect fierce leadership and policy struggles.
Chronicle of an End Foretold
SPD members have elected a new leadership: two unknown left-wingers. It is hard to see Angela Merkel’s coalition surviving. On Saturday morning, Chancellor Angela …
The Climate Chancellor Comes Up Short
Angela Merkel’s government presented a “climate package” that disappointed.
Höcke or Hitler?
A television experiment reveals how close Germany’s right-wing AfD has moved to Nazi language.
Berlin’s Stagnant Summer
How long will Angela Merkels fourth and final government last? In Berlin, there’s speculation that her grand coalition could collapse this fall. Klaus Wowereit, …
Watch Out for a Green Chancellor
With the parties in Angela Merkel’s coalition government in deep disarray, change is afoot in Germany.
Andrea Nahles and the Rudderless SPD
The SPD has to decide how long to remain in government.
Climate Children Should Be Seen, Not Heard
Conservatives who belittle the Fridays for Future climate protests do so at their own peril.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Tempolimit”
In Germany’s highly-regulated society, driving as fast as you can on the autobahn is seen as one of the last remaining freedoms–for now. It’s …
Close-Up: Robert Habeck
In a political landscape beset by fragmentation, Germanyʼs Greens are going from strength to strength. Their party leaderʼs instinctive ability to reach new voters …
Conservative at Heart
New CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has often been called an “Angela Merkel 2.0”. In fact, AKK is likely to steer Germany’s conservatives back to …
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Merkel’s Heir Apparent
The experienced politician from one of Germany’s smallest states has often been underestimated–like Angela Merkel.
Friedrich Merz: Germany’s Next Chancellor?
Friedrich Merz, out of politics for almost a decade, could become Germany’s new strong man—so who is he, and what does he want?
Flying High on Pessimism
The far-right AfD has gained ever more popularity since its breakthrough in 2017. The party’s rise has been aided by German media and politics, …