Merkel’s decisions to step down as leader of her party and to not run for reelection in 2021 will have repercussions for Germany, Europe, and the transatlantic relationship.
Angela Merkel’s decision to step aside as party leader and not run again as chancellor in 2021 may have surprising consequences.
Germany’s center-right coalition is now on autopilot, with few prospects of any initiatives or ideas for Europe.
The EU’s most important leaders are hobbled by domestic crises, leaving the bloc almost rudderless to deal with major foreign and security policy issues.
Two constituencies in Central Europe are essential to countering authoritarian tendencies in the region—and preventing centrist voters from being pushed toward the anti-EU fringe.
Germany, the EU, and Turkey have a lot at stake in current economic, humanitarian, and rule-of-law crisis. Berlin wants to help, but not at any price.
Demonstrations in the Eastern German city of Chemnitz reflect the complexity of the refugee and anti-foreigner debate.
The Trump administration’s sanctions on Turkey just might be the catalyst to shift Europe’s relations with Ankara.
President Trump’s hectoring of NATO and Germany could prove counterproductive—or the opposite.
A late-night and last-ditch compromise over Germany’s refugee policy leaves Angela Merkel—and Europe—weaker.