Germany’s Post-Pacifist Generation Is Nearing Power
The world according to Annalena Baerbock, the Green Party candidate—and frontrunner to become chancellor.
For Indians Abroad, Talk of Home Is Terrifying
Watching a catastrophe unfold from afar has left India’s diaspora feeling angry and helpless.
How to Break the Logjam Over Nord Stream 2
The Russo-German pipeline has zero impact on European security. But Ukraine should be helped.
How the Greens Went Mainstream
They were once Germany’s anti-establishment party. Now they’re on the verge of reaching the peak of power.
Biden Must Follow the Law and Sanction Nord Stream Now
Why has the administration been so half-hearted on a malign Russian influence project?
Once Again, Europe Is Sabotaging Its Own Vaccine Rollout
The decision to halt administration of AstraZeneca vaccines is unscientific, will derail the reopening, and could result in thousands of unnecessary deaths.
German Voters Just Dealt Merkel’s Party a Body Blow
Ahead of national elections in September, the CDU has to decide where to go from here.
Germany Will Never Back Down on Its Russian Pipeline
If it looks like Berlin is colluding with Moscow, that’s because it is.
Russian Pipeline Project Tests Biden’s Relations With Russia, Germany—and Congress
Torn between mending ties with Germany or Republicans in Congress, the Biden administration takes a softer line on Nord Stream 2 than some lawmakers expected.
Germany’s Holocaust Remembrance Is Turning Upside Down
The left is relativizing the past, the far-right is insisting on its uniqueness, and the country’s historical culture is cracking from within.
Trump’s Worst 2 Military Mistakes for Biden to Fix
Some policies may be worth keeping, but Trump’s handling of allies and withdrawals from conflict zones are not among them.
Is Germany Making Too Much Renewable Energy?
The energy transition of Europe’s biggest economy is running up against questions with no easy answers.
Why Jürgen Habermas Disappeared
The German philosopher was one of the 20th century’s most influential public intellectuals. But 21st-century politics has cut him adrift.
Weimar’s Lessons for Biden’s America
Hitler’s first coup attempt failed—but German democracy broke down anyway. Here’s how the United States can avoid the same fate.
Don’t Call Me Doktor
German politicians are obsessed with earning Ph.D.s—but plagiarism scandals tend to catch up to them and derail careers.
Germany’s Lessons on Confronting a Racist Past
The philosopher Susan Neiman explains what the United States can learn from postwar Germany.