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Germany’s Political Center Needs to Hold

December 5, 2017

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The crisis over government formation in Berlin has raised to the possibility of fresh elections in Germany, and the ripple effect of instability in the European Union. Germany held elections last September. The breakdown in talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and potential partners has dealt a blow to a time-tested post-War model […]

Celebrating Fall Berlin Wall

November 2, 2014

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We build walls for many reasons: to protect ownership, to provide privacy, to ensure safety. Also we and nations build walls out of fear and spite. Walls keep others out and keep us in. On the anniversary of November 9, 1989, 25 year ago, a great wall fell in Berlin. For decades, the Berlin Wall […]

Germany Uses “Soft Power”

June 29, 2014

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With Ukraine now signing up for membership in the European Union, Germany’s soft but firm approach to Russia’s aggression sets a global standard in how to wield influence in the 21st century. A refreshing new master of this “soft power” is Chancellor Angela Merkel. Since 2009, she has helped Europe out of its financial crisis […]