On Ukraine and Russia, Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz is not acting thoughtfully and with a cool head. Rather, he is damaging Germany’s reputation – and his own party.
Reflections on a speech by Olaf Scholz that might have moved Germany from a Putin enabler to a leading democratic force in Europe.
The Biden administration is greatly irritated by the SPD’s submissive stance on Russia.
Germany’s long-term leading government party faces an uncertain political future.
The AfD’s Thuringia maneuver caught Germany’s right-of-center parties flat-footed. The odds of a leftist coalition at the federal level in 2021 are rising.
What are the hard lessons for Europe’s young leftist party activists, including Germany’s SPD, from Jeremy Corbyn’s 2019 defeat in the UK?
It looks like CDU/CSU and SPD agreeing to stay together throughout 2020. But the risk that the SPD throws in the towel continues to loom large.
Germany’s center-left SPD will be led in the future by a little-known left-wing duo that is highly critical of the SPD’s role in Angela Merkel’s government.
Germany’s parties on the left are only a few percentage points short of a potential majority.