Domestic Policy


Buyer’s Remorse? Germans Unhappy with their Choice but Support a Jamaica Coalition

A first post-election poll published by Forschungsgruppe Wahlen reveals three important findings regarding the German public’s assessment of the choices they made in the Bundestag election. General dissatisfaction with the …

Austria Goes to the Polls

While the recent German election has been getting all the attention, Sunday’s election in Austria is likely to be more scrutinized than normal in this consensus-oriented country. The likely winner …

Out of Four, One? Why Germany’s “Impossible” Coalition Just Might Work

“Everything must change so that everything can stay the same.” So wrote Lampedusa in The Leopard about a Sicilian aristocracy coping with revolutions in nineteenth century Italy. But this phrase …

German Election Results Highlight Old Divides Between East And West

Featuring Jack Janes via NPR on September 26, 2017.

Transatlantic Implications of the 2017 German Federal Election

The results of the German election will have important implications for Europe and the transatlantic relationship. Here is a first take on what this means for transatlantic relations. Chancellor Merkel …

The Heat: German Election

Featuring Jack Janes via CGTN America on September 25, 2017.

Germany’s Political Earthquake: Making Sense Of The Right Shift In Elections

Featuring Jack Janes via NPR on September 24, 2017.

Germany’s far-right AfD party gains seats in national parliament in major cultural shift

Featuring Jack Janes via USA Today on September 24, 2017.

Germans hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a historic fourth term

Featuring Jack Janes via USA Today on September 24, 2017.

German Chancellor Merkel’s unflappable style may carry her to an election victory Sunday

Featuring Jack Janes via the Los Angeles Times on September 21, 2017.

The Left Party: Left Over? Left Out? Or Left Turn?

The Left Party (Die Linke) is the story of the last twenty-seven years since German unification. It has been the largest of the three smaller parties in the Bundestag during …

The German Election Only Looks Boring

The consensus on this week’s election in Germany is that it has been a boring campaign, it’s outcome a done deal, and that we can all look forward to four …