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Germany news and analysis from The Nation
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Why Germany’s Electoral Predicament Is a Unique Opportunity
A minority government would be a first for this anchor of Central Europe—but it could open up the political system in all sorts of beneficial ways.
November 10, 2017
The Military-Industrial Complex Is Fundamentally Changing the European Union
EU leaders are planning a massive arms buildup—and, amid panic over terror attacks, the critics have been marginalized.
September 20, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Appears Set to Win a 4th Term—but at What Cost?
The anchor of the eurozone looks like an island of centrist calm amid turbulent populist waters. But an existential crisis may be looming.
August 29, 2017
Germany’s Dirty Secret: Climate Activists Take Aim at Europe’s Largest Coal Industry
Amid a growing anti-coal movement, thousands of masked protesters in hooded white jumpsuits block Germany’s coal infrastructure.
August 7, 2017
Our Russia Fixation Is Devolving Into an Assault on Political Discourse
A new project by the German Marshall Fund claims to track the influence of foreign propaganda—but warps reality to accommodate an alarming new Russophobia.
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May 30, 2017
Donald Trump Is Picking a Fight With Germany—and It Will Not End Well
In an age of globalization, American leaders ought to be learning from and working with Europeans—not alienating them.
March 27, 2017
What ‘The New York Times’ Missed in Its Piece about Norman Podhoretz
The profile failed to mention the larger historical context in which the former
editor and his contemporaries operated.
February 28, 2017
The Ways to Destroy Democracy
A new biography of Hitler offers us a warning from history.
Richard J. Evans
December 27, 2016
The Unholy Alliance of Europe’s Illiberals
A specter is haunting German Chancellor Merkel in the wake of the Berlin terror attack—her own junior partner in government, as well as the European far right, Putin’s Russia, and Islamist extremists.
December 6, 2016
Détente Now: A New Call for Peace, Security, and Cooperation
Civic and religious leaders in Germany are spearheading a new initiative to avoid war between Russia and the West.