The German chancellor doesn’t intimidate, humiliate, or boast. Facing a possible fourth term in office, she wields enormous influence by relying on reason, cooperation, and networking.
The assumption is that Angela Merkel will be reelected as chancellor of Germany. The same cannot be said about the makeup of her next government.
Berlin and Paris need to quickly assess whether they share a common vision for Europe and its place in the new world order.
Instead of using Brexit to strengthen its position inside the EU, Poland is damaging its own interests by alienating Germany.
The campaign might lack fizz but the outcome of the German election could have a profound effect on the future of Europe.
The German Chancellor is using trust and stability as her currency to try to win her fourth and presumably final term in office.
The old habits of Cold War arms control no longer suit today’s security environment. It is time for Berlin to devise a new strategy.
Angela Merkel and other party leaders are dodging strategic issues that can no longer be brushed aside.
Together with France, Germany’s next finance minister must push to further integrate the eurozone.
U.S. President Donald Trump is unpopular in Germany, but Berlin will likely continue to cooperate with Washington where interests align and criticize U.S. policies it disagrees with.