The Greens’ drive and plans will be essential if Germany is to regain a leadership role on European climate policy
Initiatives designed to change German attitudes towards colonial history will be important in improving Germany’s relations with African countries
Germany is a safe haven for Syrians for now – but a government decision to lift the ban on sending refugees back to Assad’s Syria would have catastrophic consequences
Germany’s nuclear sharing role in NATO is no given – and what political leaders in Berlin do next will have implications for the whole alliance
Berlin has quietly made concessions to new calls for greater solidarity. But back home this consensus may not last forever.
German decision-makers must now bear in mind not only their country’s well-being but also that of the entire EU
Despite its preoccupation with borders, the worldview of the AfD makes no distinction between foreign and domestic policy – and the party is using both to extend its deleterious influence
The grand coalition will continue to be a kind of caretaker government in its lack of a big foreign policy vision
Germany will need to do some serious soul-searching if it is to effectively de-escalate the Iran crisis and revive the damaged nuclear agreement
The Tiergarten hitman travelling freely across the Schengen area should prompt reflection in European capitals, and greater demands of Berlin to act. But a pan-European response remains unforthcoming.