The politician who had prepared himself all his life for his top role flops. Meanwhile, the man who had made a career as a comedian on TV turns out to be a very determined and successful statesman.
Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather” movie is all you need to understand Gerhard Schröder, the former German Chancellor and close Putin crony.
Reflections on a speech by Olaf Scholz that might have moved Germany from a Putin enabler to a leading democratic force in Europe.
The reaction to the appointment of Jennifer Morgan as a German deputy foreign minister betrays a lot of provincialism in Germany’s political culture.
Stephan Richter spoke to Marketplace’s David Brancaccio about the issues Germany’s new chancellor Olaf Scholz will face in office.
In a curious twist of history, Baerbock holds the promise to execute on what turned out to be Angela Merkel’s highly misleading self-advertising.
With a new French President at her side, Merkel feels invigorated again. She even feels a sense of destiny regarding Europe.
Stephan Richter, editor-in-chief of the Globalist, talked with David Brancaccio, host of NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report, about the aftermath of the Berlin Christmas market attack.
Stephan Richter interviewed by David Brancaccio on the future of security in Germany.