A pretty, elegant blond with sharp features and an even sharper mind could become the face of Germany’s new role in the world. Just weeks ago, she had no idea this would happen to her—and then Chancellor Angela Merkel convinced her to take the position. Now, Ursula von der Leyen is the first female German …Read More

By Werner Sonne After the announcement on developing an “Anti-Spy-Agreement”, one question has been swept under the rug. If there was no spying, why sign such an agreement? The NSA affair certainly did not help to maintain the impression of good ― even improved ― relations, created after President Obama’s visit to Berlin this past …Read More