Tag Archives: Angela Merkel

The Merkel-Obama Riddle — Or: What Makes Leaders Hesitate?

Examining the parallels in the political style and performance of Angela Merkel and Barack Obama, the past decade’s transatlantic power couple.

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Huntington Reloaded: Reflections on German Escapism

The three candidates to succeed Angela Merkel as German Chancellor are woefully unprepared to deal with geopolitical pressures.

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Sankt Angela of Europe?

As the long-time German chancellor completes her last term in office, it isn’t just her own center-right party that is struggling at the polls.

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Olaf Scholz: The CDU’s Best Chancellor Candidate

If Germany’s CDU had used an executive search firm to find a successor for Angela Merkel as Chancellor, it would have probably come up with an intriguing proposition.

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Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s Next Woman Chancellor?

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.

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Merkel’s Fall from Grace

Germany’s long-term leading government party faces an uncertain political future.

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Merkel and Her Ill-Advised CAI Deal

What US and German political transitions mean for China relations.

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Merkel’s EU China Policy: Double Crossing Joe Biden

Surprisingly, Germany’s veteran Chancellor is replicating Gerhard Schröder’s moves to poison the transatlantic relationship — in her case by eagerly doing China’s bidding inside the EU.

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Merkel´s Bismarck Moment 2020/21

Will Germany learn to live up to the harder part of its global responsibilities?

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Kamala Harris: The Woman Who “Liberated” Angela Merkel

Donald Trump is a compulsive misogynist. Why Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton and other women can now breathe more freely.

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