Germany’s Christian Democrats Are on a Comeback Mission
The future of governance in the country looks very much like a conservative-green alliance.
Russia’s War Has Created a Power Vacuum in Europe
Moscow’s war and Berlin’s morally bankrupt response to it leave Europe without a leader.
The French-German Divide Is Back
Macron’s victory and Scholz’s wavering over Russia could shatter the momentary unity between Paris and Berlin.
Germany’s Security Revolution Is Already Stalling
Real change would require confronting the root causes of its security policy failures.
Germany Is Displacing Afghan Refugees to Make Way for Ukrainians
Hundreds of Afghans who fled the Taliban have been evicted as an even larger flood of Ukrainian war refugees arrive.
The Real Reason Germany Is Always Afraid
Berlin hesitates on everything because of its ruling party’s identity problems.
Germany Has Never Been a Pacifist Power
Contrary to the popular historical narrative, the country has always prepared for war.
Putin United the West—but Now Comes the Hard Part
Security will require painful trade-offs Western governments may not be ready to make.
Germany Is Debating How Much to Suffer for Ukraine
Europe’s largest economy is trying to figure out just how badly it would fare without Russian gas.
Putin Accidentally Started a Revolution in Germany
The invasion of Ukraine is triggering a dramatic reversal of Berlin’s grand strategy.
Why a Franco-German Fighter Jet Is a Bad Idea
Paris would be rewarded with greater profits and fewer headaches by going it alone.
The Far-Right Has Turned East Germans Against Vaccines
Global anti-vaccine lies are finding local footholds.
To Deter Russia, Europe Needs More Military Integration
German and Dutch troops have deployed a binational battle-ready unit to Lithuania. More EU countries should follow their example.
The Gold Medal for Foreign Policy Goes to Germany
Berlin’s approach to the world is far better than its reputation.
What Germany Can Teach Serbia About Confronting Genocide
Overcoming hateful ideologies is never easy, but it’s much more difficult when denialism and bigotry are actively encouraged from the very top, as is the case in Belgrade.
Olaf Scholz Is Coming to America on a Salvage Mission
The German chancellor has no choice but to focus on restoring his country’s damaged credibility.