The front-runner to succeed Merkel has perfected the art of making not having a row, indeed not making a decision, sound reasonable.
A traffic light coalition? A Jamaica coalition? Who knows? What’s certain is that the CDU/CSU is struggling amidst a fragmenting landscape.
The political foundations of other centre-right governments around the world wield significant influence and are powerful tools for foreign policy.
A new history just blames the Prussians, the Protestants and the East Germans for everything that has gone wrong in German history.
It’s possible to accept all the arguments suggesting that it’s sensible for us to do so – but still feel morally queasy.
Like May’s older-feeling government, America’s presidential candidates fit the demographic facts.
The first in a series of three articles on European countries and institutions – and their impact on Cameron’s renegotiation.
Cameron’s inability to read Merkel’s intentions is part of a much wider ignorance of German geography, history, politics, language and manners.
When the Germans realised that they were losing the Second World War, a dark joke was whispered in quiet corners: "Better enjoy the war—the peace will be terrible." The peace would be especially terrible for the twelve million ethnic Germans who lived beyond the borders of Germany proper. Writing for the Nation, Tara Zahra draws […]