China Is Merkel’s Biggest Failure in Office
The German chancellor has put future deals over moral values, but she’s not alone.
Germany Is Losing the Fight Against QAnon
The German government beat back the coronavirus pandemic—but has largely given up against conspiracy theories.
Trump Under Pressure From Democrats to Drop Diplomat Nominee Over Racist Remarks
The retired colonel called refugees fleeing Middle East violence “unwanted Muslim invaders.”
Some Germans Will Be Happy to See U.S. Troops Leave
Left-wing groups say the troop presence has made Germany complicit in U.S. drone wars.
The U.S. Is Close to Killing Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline
But it’s a race between slow construction and slower sanctions.
Auf Wiedersehen to a Mostly Successful, Sometimes Rocky Arranged Marriage
From economic woes to racial strife, America’s troop presence in Germany hasn’t always been easy. But it always made an impact.
Ask What You Can Do for Your Country
Western countries need national service programs, and Germany is leading the way.
‘It’s Hard to Be in Limbo,’ as COVID-19 Plays Havoc With Military Moves
It’s hard enough to make a permanent change of station overseas. Military families are finding it agonizing in a pandemic-torn world.
When Everything Is a Crisis, Nothing Is
Invoking crisis is a favorite tactic of dictators—and widespread misuse of the word robs it of its power.
Trump Undercuts Pentagon Over Germany Troop Withdrawal
U.S. defense officials, who said the move had nothing to do with German military spending, still appeared to be figuring out key details about the redeployment.
Pompeo may be in an uproar over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but it is hardly the geopolitical masterstroke he imagines.
China Can Buy Influence, but It Can’t Buy Love
The Chinese government could learn a thing or two about soft power from a long-gone and much-maligned socialist regime: East Germany.
Funding Unity in the EU
The union’s next budget and pandemic recovery fund could heal Europe’s divides—or make them worse.
Angela Merkel Is Back
As Germany takes over the EU presidency, the country’s chancellor has an opportunity to tackle some unfinished business.