The big conservative party of the german parliament finally showed their program for the upcomming elections. How does it look like?
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
Two developments are currently damaging the social and moral foundations of the West. The first is the liberal market faith of the conservatives, which began its triumphant march across the Western world and beyond from Great Britain in the 1980s and is commonly referred to as neoliberalism. The second is the adaptation of this worldview… Continue reading The new Barbarism
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 European Union often tries to present itself as one of the major players in world politics. As a counterpart to China and Russia, as an equal partner to the United States of America. Yet there is little to suggest in recent years that this self-assertion is justified. The European nations, and above all Germany,… Continue reading The powerless World Power
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
The Left Party had not played a role in the foreign policy of the Federal Republic until now. After all, it is the successor party to the SED, which established a one-party dictatorship in the former German Democratic Republic, largely controlled from Moscow. After reunification, it sought its way into the politics of the Federal… Continue reading The Foreign Policy of the Left