Post Tagged with: "Angela Merkel"

Interview – Hans Carl von Werthern

Interview – Hans Carl von Werthern

Ambassador Hans Carl von Werthern discusses Germany-Japan relations, proposals for reform of the UN Security Council, and the impact of the Fukushima disaster in Germany.

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The German Election – What Does It Mean for Europe?

The election in Germany brings the country into line with other countries in Europe with strong right-wing populist parties.

Hitler’s Long Shadow: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

Hitler’s Long Shadow: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

In a volatile world, the US and Germany ought to cooperate with each other. Perhaps Donald Trump will realise that international cooperation, is advantageous to the US.

In the Dawn of a New Barbaric Era

In the Dawn of a New Barbaric Era

People are no longer interested in facts. Post-truth politics is advancing, as seen in Trump’s presidential race in the USA and the Brexit shock.

A Berlin-Ankara Axis against Satire?

A Berlin-Ankara Axis against Satire?

In the context of a highly charged political environment, we are seeing that European values associated with free speech might just be more malleable than once thought.

Asylum with Human Face: Angela Merkel, Reem Sahwil and Another Video-Gone-Viral

Merkel accepts the fact that Germany must become a land of immigration and integration. The rest is up to the democratically elected lawmakers.

Holiday Gifts for IR Professors

Holiday Gifts for IR Professors

Dan Drezner offered a gift guide for political scientists in the Washington Post last week. In the same spirit, here are some ideas for the IR professor in your life.

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

‘Merkiavelli’ – European Politics in the Real World?

The term ‘Merkiavelli’ depicts the political affinity between Machiavelli’s Prince and Angela Merkel. This emerges due to opportunities created by the chaos of the global financial crisis and its repercussions on the Euro.

Angie: The Most Powerful Politician in Europe?

Angie: The Most Powerful Politician in Europe?

Angela Merkel’s resounding victory in the German federal elections has been portrayed in much of the European press as solidifying German power in the EU, but her election success has also brought domestic problems.

The Merkel Gambit

The Merkel Gambit

Merkel’s actions over the EU fiscal pact have been likened to a game of chicken. They are more akin to tightrope walking while composing an opera. Lurking in the background is the threat that the markets will lose faith and tear the whole edifice down. Either way, this pact will not be the last word.

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