Angela Merkel

Understand Brexit and the European Union Better by Understanding Theology: Review of Mark Royce’s The Political Theology of European Integration
Brexit and the European Union’s Overlooked Ingredient: Review of Mark Royce’s The Political Theology of European Integration

In The Political Theology of European Integration, Mark Royce corrects the political science discourse by explaining how political theology can affect international relations.

Culture and Religion Divide Europe, Affecting US-Europe Relations
Culture and Religion Divide Europe, Affecting US-Europe Relations

Divergent conceptions of religion, nationalism, and the role of the state leave Europe divided in ways it has not been since the end of the Cold War.

After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?
After 70 Years, What Happens to NATO Next?

As NATO has expanded and with less clarity on concrete enemies, allies have grown further apart.

Alarmist Media Misrepresents Bavaria’s New Prime Minister, Markus Söder
Media Misrepresents Bavaria’s New Prime Minister, Markus Söder

Some media outlets have called Markus Söder “Germany’s Trump” and the “Merkel Slayer.” They’re wrong.

NATO Compass, Izmir, Turkey
NATO Takes the Fifth

What does NATO need to do going forward? The short answer: more and less.

10 Things to Know About Angela Merkel
10 Things to Know About Angela Merkel

On September 24, Angela Merkel won a fourth term as chancellor of Germany. Here is what you should know about the most powerful woman in the world.

Helmut Kohl’s Christian Democracy

Helmut Kohl will be forever recalled as Germany’s longest serving chancellor since Bismarck, as Reagan’s stalwart ally during the Cold War, and as the unifier of a divided Germany.

Germany at Our Throat or Feet Germany Role in World
Germany at Our Throat or Feet?

There are several famous sardonic quotes about Germany’s role in the world. One is Churchill’s 1943 remark after Germany surrendered in North Africa: “The Hun is always either at your throat or your feet.”

Merkel’s Nostalgia for the Obama Presidency Is Hurting U.S.-German Relations
Merkel’s Nostalgia for the Obama Presidency Is Hurting U.S.-German Relations

U.S.-German relations are currently at a low point, but the fault does not rest solely with President Trump. German Chancellor Angela Merkel deserves blame.