Rebalancing the French-German Partnership
Mr. Hollande and Ms. Merkel have differed publicly over the right mix of austerity and growth policies ... letting France take the lead in Europe, as it did in the past to atone for World War II or to ease the way for German unification.
How the global spy game is changing
Recommended: How well do you know the ... that the civil rights of German citizens were not violated. The transfer of metadata is allowed under German law "if it is deemed necessary to achieve German security and foreign-policy goals and if it is ...
German ghost of inflations past haunting European stability: Posen
That was the core of Adam Posen’s message to German policymakers on their home turf, at a recent conference in Berlin. What did the former ... Posen tended to lead a dovish, activist camp that believed aggressive monetary policy could have a meaningful ...
How European is the New Germany?
20 years after unification ... increasingly resents German policy and fears the emergence of a nationalist Germany. During the euro crisis of last May, when all eyes were on Germany, Berlin seemed cold and unwilling to lead the Union.
Obama's Realpolitik Response to the Cheng Guangcheng Case
Libya? He tried to lead from behind. Syria? He wants nothing to do with it. This approach might be called Obama's neo-Kissingerianism. Neocons and much of the Right view Obama's stances as abhorrent. It's immoral realpolitik. Obama is jettisoning the ...