The far right is creating a serious leadership crisis for Germany and the rest of Europe. The next CDU leader will need strategy, stamina, and charisma to stop the rise of the AfD.
The efforts to end the war in Libya is a test of German leadership. It might even be the beginning of a new role for Germany, which can no longer afford to let others do the diplomacy and the fighting.
Boris Johnson’s sweeping election victory brings clarity for Britain but not for Europe as it enters a decade of major geostrategic shifts.
NATO leaders have fundamentally different views about terrorism, Russia, and European security. Dealing with these challenges will determine the alliance’s future direction.
Hold your breath! The American and French presidents’ provocative views on NATO are good for the alliance—provided Germany starts acting strategically.
Putin holds all the cards to maintain political leverage through a persistent low-intensity war in the Donbas.
We should never forget the benefits that Germany’s reunification brought to the world.
France and Germany must stand united if Europe is to exert any meaningful political and economic influence in its relations with Beijing. But for now, national interests prevail.
If France and Germany managed to get along, Europe would look very different—and so would the Western Balkans.
Who would have predicted that Angela Merkel might endorse turning away China, as happened with the EU’s refusal to grant Beijing market economy status, the EU’s new investment screening law, as well as new trade defense measures?