The German chancellor doesn’t intimidate, humiliate, or boast. Facing a possible fourth term in office, she wields enormous influence by relying on reason, cooperation, and networking.
The world needs permanent organizations that earn political power and govern, that are forced to articulate disparate interests and viewpoints, that can recruit and develop future government leaders and that monitor those already in power.
The assumption is that Angela Merkel will be reelected as chancellor of Germany. The same cannot be said about the makeup of her next government.
Berlin and Paris need to quickly assess whether they share a common vision for Europe and its place in the new world order.
Conventional wisdom about China’s economic problems, such as debt, growth, and trade, can often be wrong due to the lack of an appropriate framework for analysis.
There are a number of common contradictions in mainstream understanding of China’s economy.
Instead of using Brexit to strengthen its position inside the EU, Poland is damaging its own interests by alienating Germany.
The original conception of BRICS, to bring together the world’s most important emerging markets, may have become obsolete, destined to be replaced by ChIPs: China and India Plus.
The campaign might lack fizz but the outcome of the German election could have a profound effect on the future of Europe.
If negotiations with the EU continue to stall, the UK prime minister may not be able to stop the momentum toward a hard Brexit.