Tag Archives: Gerhard Schröder

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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German Politics: The SPD’s Turn to Make Noise

A slew of policy proposals by the SPD highlight the risk of an end of Germany’s grand coalition before the next election in 2021.

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Angela Merkel and the 10-Year Rule

If there is an iron law of European politics, it is for leaders to get out at the top as the ten-year rule completes its cycle.

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What Greece Needs Now From Tsipras

Germany and France and the art of correcting erroneous economic policies.

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Iraq’s Predictable Fate

Will the purveyors of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq ever pay a penance for their sins of warmongering?

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Don’t Worry, Germany: Export All the BMWs You Want!

A pathway to reducing Germany’s current account surplus.

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Italian Nights: Europe’s New Trench Warfare

A not-so-imaginary chat between German and Italian economists reveals differing national views on the euro and economic cultures.

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The New German Dialectic

Can Angela Merkel make the case for Germany to lead a deeper European integration process?

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Merkel’s European Message

Why must Germany step up its game if Europe is to survive its crisis?

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A Preview of the French Elections: The Benefits of Hollande

Could it be that France is in for a repeat of its transformative early 1980s experience?

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