Where Will Chancellor Olaf Scholz Take Germany?

Germany’s new coalition government is comprised of three very unequal partners. The SPD and the Greens campaigned for massive tax increases for the rich, while the FDP called for tax cuts for all. The result: nothing will change. The SPD and the Greens blocked tax cuts, the FDP blocked tax increases. Read More Here

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A More Daring Germany

Germany’s new ruling coalition has advanced a much-needed vision for the country, but realizing it will depend largely on its party leaders’ political skill. If the coalition fails, Germany will risk reverting to its old habit of doing too little too late – an outcome that would jeopardize its position in Europe and the world. […]

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The Other Side Of Angela Merkel

This summer, as the pandemic eases and Europe opens again for business and pleasure, the Merkel era will end. After her 16-year reign as Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel deserves admiration and praise on many counts. Read More Here

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Is Green Day Coming To Germany?

For several months, Annalena Baerbock has been the It Girl of German politics. Baerbock, who is the Green Party candidate for chancellor, has been widely touted as a successor to Angela Merkel. Her party has stood roughly at parity with the conservative Christian Democratic Party at about twenty-nine percent in the polls. Read More Here

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Is Annalena Baerbock Germany’s Next Chancellor?

German voters will be heading to the polls on Sept. 26. With the country’s general election fast approaching, there is every chance that Annalena Baerbock could become Germany’s next chancellor at the end of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s sixteen-year premiership. For several weeks now, Baerbock’s party—the Greens—has been in first place in most opinion polls, ahead […]

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Gorbachev Was Right About German Reunification

At 7 p.m. local time on Oct. 2, 1990, East Germany’s national anthem was played as the country’s women’s handball team squared off against West Germany. They won 24-20. But at midnight, their country was no more: Germany was reunited. Prior to that event, world leaders had so feared German reunification that it nearly didn’t […]

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Europe’s Geopolitical Awakening

The COVID-19 pandemic appears to have awakened the continent from its decades-long economic and political slumber and reinvigorated the EU integration project in ways that were unimaginable just six months ago… This crisis may forge a Europe that is more confident and more assertive on the world stage—one that will help strengthen and define the […]

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