The Model Pupils under Pressure

The successes were astounding; the world sometimes looked enviously and sometimes ignorantly at the nations of Asia, especially those of the East and the Southeast. After the experience of various pandemics, swine flu, Sars and Mers, these countries were able to achieve considerable successes and show the West in particular its shortcomings. Now, however, they… Continue reading The Model Pupils under Pressure

Merkel’s Successor

The moment Angela Merkel announced her resignation as party leader of the CDU, a number of politicians put themselves in position to aspire to the post, and with it, of course, the chancellorship. Five candidates stood out, Ursula von der Leyen, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Friedrich Merz, Markus Söder (for the CSU) and, of course, the Union's… Continue reading Merkel’s Successor

The foreign policy of Armin Laschet

Since the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany, the CDU has played an overriding role in shaping policy as a whole, including foreign policy. Under Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the FRG, Germany was tied to the US-dominated West, a fundamental decision that still determines the country's foreign policy today. Under Helmut Kohl,… Continue reading The foreign policy of Armin Laschet