Germany’s Nazi-era history demands that Olaf Scholz and his government support the widening call to end tourism visas for Russians to vacation in EU countries.
Empress Angela and Her Two Big Sins
Reflections on the former German Chancellor’s sense of her own record and responsibilities in dealing with Putin, Russia and Ukraine.
Why Brexit Has Been Good for Ukraine
Russia’s war against Ukraine provided Boris Johnson with a unique opportunity to highlight Britain’s international leadership credentials.
Olaf and Volodymyr: A Double Portrait
The politician who had prepared himself all his life for his top role flops. Meanwhile, the man who had made a career as a comedian on TV turns out to be a very determined and successful statesman.
China’s Changing Tides
Reflections on the hurdles that China’s economy faces – and why Xi Jinping has become the biggest risk to China’s future evolution.
Schröder, Putin and the Laws of Omerta
Mario Puzo’s “The Godfather” movie is all you need to understand Gerhard Schröder, the former German Chancellor and close Putin crony.
The World and Russia After Putin
Even if Russia were to still “win” the war, it will lose the peace. Regime change in Russia is not on the official agenda of the Western Alliance, but it seems a likely result.
German Chancellor Scholz´s Churchill Moment?
Reflections on a speech by Olaf Scholz that might have moved Germany from a Putin enabler to a leading democratic force in Europe.
Europe’s New Hitler: Another Psychopath at Work
Vladimir Putin is a murderous despot: Why the West’s response to Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine matters. And why we must deal firmly with his European enablers.
Germany, Greenpeace and the Jennifer Morgan Saga
The reaction to the appointment of Jennifer Morgan as a German deputy foreign minister betrays a lot of provincialism in Germany’s political culture.