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Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel on Monday downed what she no doubt viewed as a poisoned chalice. To keep her power and her grand coalition, the German chancellor...

On the final Commentary podcast of the year, we discuss the threat posed to Germany's Angela Merkel by the mishandling of the suspect in the Berlin...
Angela Merkel

If Angela Merkel wins reelection to her post as German Chancellor next year, she will tie Helmut Kohl’s record as the longest-serving democratically elected German...

The war between Russia and Ukraine does not involve NATO. But it may decide its future. The central question surrounding Russia’s behavior of late is this:...

It is easy to look at the ceasefire agreement struck between Ukraine, Russian-backed forces, and their European interlocutors and wonder whether it really is an...

There were several worthy nominees for the oddest thing about today’s joint press conference conducted by President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel. One was when...

Vladimir Putin may be reckless, but he seems to be guided by one valuable strategic rule when picking fights in Europe: divide the west to...

The 2014 Pulitzers gave supporters of NSA leaker and defector Edward Snowden an opportunity to spike the football. And they would do so. “The Pulitzer...

Yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a strong stand against the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe when she appeared at a Berlin rally against...

The 75th anniversary of the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in which Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union pledged non-aggression toward each other and shortly thereafter divided Poland,...

It might be considered an indication of just how warped the Obama administration’s position on Israel has become when the U.S. is sounding less supportive...

The news in Ukraine gets bleaker, but a Rubicon of sorts has been crossed. What has turned into a civil war in eastern Ukraine cannot...