German Politics

Despite Withdrawal Medal for Sisi Only Exposes Lack of Credibility
Despite Withdrawal, Medal for Sisi Only Exposes Lack of Credibility

How was it possible to grant the Medal of St. George to Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a true dictator, and to...

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Germany s Social Democrat Leadership Has Changed But Future Remains
Germany’s Social Democrat Leadership Has Changed But Future Remains Shaky

The SPD decided to continue to support Merkel’s current grand coalition but it is likely that the new leaders will...

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Has the End of Merkel's Coalition Come in Germany
Has the End of Merkel's Coalition Come in Germany?

Over the past years the reputation and popularity of the SPD has gradually decreased, but whether this will fundamentally...

Thursday, December 5, 2019

All Eyes Are on Kramp-Karrenbauer But Merz Waits in the
All Eyes Are on Kramp-Karrenbauer But Merz Waits in the Shadows

Merz prefers to officially support Kramp-Karrenbauer while simultaneously continuing to appear as an alternative in any...

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Does Germany s Political System Need Fundamental Reform
Does Germany’s Political System Need Fundamental Reform?

Germany's Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy has called for reform of Germany's political system to address...

Thursday, November 14, 2019

SPD s Uninspiring Elections Will Lead to No Change
SPD’s Uninspiring Elections Will Lead to No Change

In the next weeks, SPD members will ultimately have a new chairperson on whom party members will set their hopes. However,...

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Germany s Safe Zone Proposal A Failed Move for Domestic
Germany’s Safe Zone Proposal: A Failed Move for Domestic Ambitions

At the end of the day, the move by the CDU leader will most likely not contribute positively towards her ambitions of...

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Germany s Far-Right grows not through Bold Leaps but in
Germany’s Far-Right grows not through Bold Leaps, but in Small Steps

All democratic political parties that openly reject the AfD’s position must recognize the importance of giving symbolic...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Germany Elections The Right-Wing strengthens but Centrists hold on to
Germany Elections: The Right-Wing strengthens, but Centrists hold on to Power

A nightmare has not come true – for now. The political elites from Germany's centrist parties and those from the federal...

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Intra-party Conflict among Germany s Christian Democrats Foreboding Signs for
Intra-party Conflict among Germany’s Christian Democrats: Foreboding Signs for the Elections in Saxony?

In the aftermath of the upcoming state elections on Sunday, German Christian Democrat politicians will most likely clarify...

Friday, August 30, 2019

Desperate for Leadership Who will take on the Role of
Desperate for Leadership: Who will take on the Role of SPD Chairperson?

Germany does not have a political tradition where political figures are in the foreground brings some difficulties when...

Monday, August 26, 2019

Three State Elections That Could Shake Up German Politics
Three State Elections That Could Shake Up German Politics

In the upcoming months, elections of three federal state parliaments will be held in Germany. The elections in...

Friday, August 16, 2019

Are New Political Constellations Being Formed in Germany
Are New Political Constellations Being Formed in Germany?

Germany’s political parties are going through a period of transformation. Whether these ongoing developments might...

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Who's Who in the CDU Race for Presidency
Who's Who in the CDU Race for Presidency?

Will the new chairperson of the CDU cooperate with Angela Merkel, or will it give birth to a new power struggle? 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Will Merkel s Depart from the CDU Spark a Debate
Will Merkel’s Depart from the CDU Spark a Debate on the German Political System?

What would be the result in German politics if the head of the executive was elected with a popular vote? Perhaps this...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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