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The Gazprom logo is seen at the International Gas Forum in St. Petersburg on Oct. 7.

How Will Moscow Use Its Energy Leverage Over Europe?

The Kremlin holds one of the keys to resolving Europe’s energy crisis.

Workers rearrange the chairs in the plenary hall of the German Bundestag to fit the new seating arrangement for the parties in parliament after the recent election, in Berlin on Oct. 15.

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.

People wait to get a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the coronavirus at the vaccination center of BLK-Max hospital in New Delhi on May 4.

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.

The cooling tower at the Muelheim-Kaerlich nuclear power plant collapses during a controlled demolition near Koblenz, Germany.

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.

Campaign flyers for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party

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, chancellor candidate of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), attends the annual ARD television summer interview with journalist Tina Hassel near the Reichstag on August 15, 2021 in Berlin.

Olaf Scholz’s Quiet Revolution in German Economics

A new generation of economists is changing the culture of German—and European—policymaking.

Election campaign billboards show Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate of the German Social Democratic Party, and Armin Laschet, chancellor candidate of the Christian Democratic Union, in Berlin on Sept. 21.

Germany Has Voted. What Happens Next?

Contentious coalition talks mean German Chancellor Angela Merkel could remain in her post for months to come.

People drink in an Oktoberfest beer festival tent.

How Europe’s Temperance Movement Saved Beer

Socialists fought for prohibition to stop workers being exploited.

Christian Lindner, head of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) arrives for a press conference the day after elections in the eastern German states of Brandenburg and Saxony on September 2, 2019 in Berlin.

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.

Soldiers of the German Wehrmacht stand with their hands up

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.

World War I recruitment poster

When Germany Was China

Attempts to explain Berlin’s militarism tells us something about how analysts approach Beijing.

A meeting at the Bundestag in Berlin occurs.

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.

German chancellor candidates wait for start of an election debate.

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.

Supporters wave German flags.

Germany Braces for Election Disinformation

A growing conspiracy movement is likely to spread false narratives about the results, with echoes of Trump.

A picture taken in 1961 shows the newly built Berlin Wall near Potsdamer Platz.

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.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Joe Biden stand in the White House with a view of the Washington Monument on July 15.

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.

Merkel and Biden at the White House

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.

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