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November 20, 2015

Germany
Power Profile: Angela Merkel

Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she navigates an escalating migration crisis and uncertainty in the eurozone.

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September 13, 2017

Germany
The German Federal Election: Will Angela Merkel Stand Her Ground?

Experts analyze the September 24 German federal election, Angela Merkel's fight to win a fourth term as chancellor, and the implications for Germany's relations with the European Union and the United…

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June 22, 2016

Germany
Merkel’s Erdogan Problem

Sabina Frizell is a research associate in the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week alone, Turkey jailed two journalists on trumped-up terror…

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July 8, 2010

Germany
Merkel’s Sinking Support

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces dwindling support because of "dithering" on the euro crisis and Germans’ opposition to having troops in Afghanistan, says Germany expert William Drozdiak.

November 5, 2012

Turkey
Erdogan and Merkel: Almost Auf Wiedersehen

Last week brought some seemingly good news for Turkey’s long moribund effort to join the European Union. At a joint press conference in Berlin with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German…

Turkey's PM Erdogan and German Chancellor Merkel adjust their earphones for the translations as they address a news conference following their bilateral talks in Berlin (Fabrizio Bensch/Courtesy Reuters)

August 16, 2018

China
New Tariffs Hit Chinese Imports, Putin and Merkel Meet in Berlin

The trade war between the United States and China intensifies, and Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel meet in Germany.

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June 7, 2018

Germany
Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle

Germany seems to have ruled out all the mechanisms for eurozone fiscal expansion that the IMF liked…

Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle

September 26, 2013

Germany
Merkel, Europe, and German ’Continuity’

Angela Merkel’s resounding electoral triumph likely means stability and continuity in Eurozone crisis management and little chance of a larger German role in global security, says CFR’s Charles Kupch…

November 8, 2018

World Order
History Echoes as Trump Heads to Armistice Day Centennial

The turbulent aftermath of World War I informs our troubled times and reminds us of the potency of nationalism, the attraction of authoritarianism, the risks of economic fragmentation, the temptation…

A soldier's helmet hangs on a wooden cross on Armistice Day in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 11, 2006.

November 6, 2018

Germany
Will Europe Go Green?

As European voters look for new alternatives, Green parties are making waves across the region. In doing so, they could signal a counterweight to the populist European right and influence national an…

Green party top candidate and Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of Hesse Tarek Al-Wazir and Minister For The Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture And Consumer Protection of Hesse Priska Hinz react on first exit polls following the Hesse state election in Wiesbaden, Germany on October 28, 2018