How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?
The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.
What the German Election Taught America About Democracy
Americans concerned about the future of their democracy can learn from the system they helped install in Germany.
Has the Pandemic Burned Itself Out in India’s Capital?
Why a crowded New Delhi hospital with empty COVID-19 wards is a sign of hope.
In Global Energy Crisis, Anti-Nuclear Chickens Come Home to Roost
In virtually every country that has closed nuclear plants, clean electricity has been replaced with dirty power.
Why Germany’s Far-Right Remains on the Fringes
Although the AfD can’t be ruled out as a political force, observers see lessons in recent elections on how to quell radical populism.
Olaf Scholz’s Quiet Revolution in German Economics
A new generation of economists is changing the culture of German—and European—policymaking.
Germany Has Voted. What Happens Next?
Contentious coalition talks mean German Chancellor Angela Merkel could remain in her post for months to come.
How Europe’s Temperance Movement Saved Beer
Socialists fought for prohibition to stop workers being exploited.
The Next Big Player in the Global Economy Is Christian Lindner
Three Germans are running to replace Angela Merkel—but it’s someone else who might end up with the most influence.
How America Forgot It Needed to Understand The Enemy
Social scientists helped win World War II by judging enemy morale. But in Afghanistan, the U.S. kept getting it wrong.
When Germany Was China
Attempts to explain Berlin’s militarism tells us something about how analysts approach Beijing.
The Post-Merkel Return of German Ideologies
After years of consensus, a new era of division is set to roil German politics at home and abroad.
Germany Has Three Chancellor Candidates but No Answers
A nationally televised debate mostly highlighted the weaknesses of the leading contenders to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Germany Braces for Election Disinformation
A growing conspiracy movement is likely to spread false narratives about the results, with echoes of Trump.
Belarus and Hong Kong Are Building the 21st Century’s Berlin Walls
Sixty years ago, a barrier in Berlin transformed Europe overnight. Today, authoritarian regimes are following in East Germany’s footsteps by barring their citizens from leaving.
Biden Isn’t Selling Out on Nord Stream 2. He’s Protecting U.S. Firms.
If Washington can sanction any company for legal activity it doesn’t like, China and others could do the same to U.S. businesses—making them uninsurable.
Biden’s Surrender to Merkel on Nord Stream 2
His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure.