Trump Is Right About Germany’s Low-Energy Military
Berlin needs to spend more on defense, but the U.S. president's public demands are making it politically impossible.
How Far Will Bavaria’s CSU Go to Fend Off Germany’s Far-Right?
Angela Merkel’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, is taking an extreme line on refugees and threatening to bring down her coalition.
RIP the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, 1945-2018
The partnership with America had a long and fruitful life — but Europe is ready to start over.
Europe Has No Clue How to Handle an American Bully
Germany, France, and the U.K. all tried sucking up to Trump. They ended up helping kill the Iran deal.
The Unbearable Complacency of Angela Merkel
Germany's economy is far more vulnerable than it seems, but its government is completely uninterested in doing anything about it.
Merkel to Press Trump on Russia Sanctions
Merkel and Macron are focused on European business when pushing back on Russia sanctions. Their concern for the Iran deal is different.
Merkel’s Military Revival
Germany is poised to become Europe’s first line of defense, but facing down a revanchist Russia will require more spending and better coordination among NATO allies.
Europe Forgot What ‘Conservative’ Means
If the center-right doesn't reclaim its mission, it will soon be swallowed by populism.
Germany’s Post-Merkel Power Fraus
The German chancellor's most likely successors are both women — but the similarities end there.
Germany’s Left Is Committing Suicide by Identity Politics
Social democrats have committed to a partnership with Angela Merkel that exposes their greatest vulnerability.
Edgar on Strategy (Part XI): Strategy, or slip-up? The Willkommen that was heard round the world
It was the invitation heard around the world. And maybe that’s the problem.
Meet the Post-Merkel Generation
A brief survey of the German conservatives already jockeying to replace their matriarch.
Germany Has Plunged Into Unprecedented Political Chaos
It’s going to be a while before Europe’s most powerful country has a stable government – and Angela Merkel probably won't be leading it.
Merkel Will Spend the Next Four Years Battling Forces at Home
Those who were hoping for a new wave of German leadership will be left waiting.
German Democracy Is Too Strong for the Far Right to Destroy
Germany appears to have resisted the siren song of the far right and far left and opted to stick with a known quantity.
Study: About 1 Million Refugees Left in Limbo in Europe Through 2016
Half of Europe’s asylum seekers in the last two years were still awaiting word on whether they could stay at the end of 2016.
Angela Merkel Has Everything Except a Legacy
The German chancellor has spent 12 years fending off, deterring, and patching up. But in her last term, can she build anything lasting?
The German Election Is a Christian Civil War
Germany’s far-right is saying out loud what Angela Merkel’s party has always quietly believed: that Christian culture depends on Christian demographics.