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June 26, 2013 10:44 AM Conservatives for Better Childcare

This bit in a New York Times about Angela Merkel’s election manifesto may seem a little strange to US observers. Addressing some 600 representatives of her Christian Democratic Union and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, on Monday,...

By Henry Farrell

June 25, 2012 9:03 AM Bashing Blinds

OK, the Germans won their big soccer match against the Greeks last Friday, contrary to my scenario. The Greeks never really had a chance. The Germans now romp into the semi-finals of the European Championships against Italy on Thursday. With...

By Peter Ross Range

April 10, 2012 12:00 PM The Hardening of German Attitudes Toward Israel

Hans Kundnani is among the best guides to Germans’ collective psyche and politics. One should therefore take seriously his analysis of how German attitudes toward Israel are changing. Hans builds his analysis around the reaction to Gunter Grass’ controversial new...

By Keith Humphreys

March 21, 2012 11:25 AM Integrity, in Germany and Russia

Joachim Gauck has been elected President of Germany. Very much against Angela Merkel’s wishes, but the two previous Presidents, unremarkable warhorses from her own CDU party, both resigned in disgrace and Gauck became inevitable. He’s the dream candidate to everybody...

By James Wimberley