A trend in twenty-first century politics is the rise of populist and authoritarian leaders, including in so-called democratic countries. From reassurance to intimidation, the world's strongmen share many characteristics and tactics.
The EU is lagging behind the United States in global growth forecasts as they consider not renewing some vaccine options. With rising unemployment, it is going to take a while for Europe to bounce back.
Rosa Balfour speaks about German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatening to assert federal control over measures to stem the pandemic and picking a legal fight that reflects the gravity of the latest surge in infections.
Germany, the European Union's most powerful and largest member state, will take over the bloc's six-month presidency. But with a pandemic, an economic recession, and 27 member states to contend with, can German Chancellor Angela Merkel turn around the fortunes of a fractured union
NATO allies must stick together especially as China and Russia try to grow their influence.
Europe has concerns about China’s trade policies. But the two countries may want to unite for a more rules based global trade system.
Does the rise of the right-wing populist AfD party in Germany signal new political divisons in the country and in Europe?
Large concentrations of capital into a single market can eventually lead to a debt crisis and rising unemployment, making large infrastructure investment a necessity in both the United States and Europe.
The German chancellor’s open-door policy toward the refugees is a challenge to her leadership. As public debate gets harsher in Germany, will Angela Merkel opt for a plan B?
An analysis of the week’s top international news stories.