In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
Germany's foreign minister could take a page from Chrystia Freeland's playbook on how his country should manage foreign policy in the Donald Trump era.
The issue of whether to allow refugees to bring their close family to Germany has been a sticking point in coalition negotiations.
Martin Schulz has said he'd rather go back into opposition than agree to another grand coalition. But is that sensible?
Responses to the recent discovery of a Nazi swastika raise some awkward questions.
The parliamentary arithmetic suggests Merkel would actually be in quite a stable position if she goes it alone, without calling fresh elections.
German chancellor is running out of options to form a viable government.
The Nazi fuhrer's story about his 'resurrection' in 1918 is an important lesson for today.
There has been a 600 per cent increase in online hate speech since Nov. 2015. The solution to stop the tide lies in both anti-hate laws and self-awareness education for audiences.
Just what are we celebrating when we imagine an Augustinian friar nailing a document to a church door?
Martin Luther has always given the country a chance to examine itself. Half a millennium on, the picture is more complex than ever.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
Just as Playboy was emerging as a cultural phenomenon in the United States, a German entrepreneur named Beate Uhse was building a sex business of her own – centered on the pleasure of women.
Generations of Germans have worked to create a positive national identity based on difficult self-reckoning with the Nazi era. The recent election attacks that progress.
Angela Merkel must continue to resist the temptation to cede political ground to the populists.
Berliner's may have won the latest battle to keep Tegel airport open, but they are unlikely to win the war.
After taking more than 13% of the vote, this young party is entering parliament for the first time. And a lot of people are upset about it.
The chancellor wins again, but the rise of the populists will probably force the next administration to the right.
The chancellor remains strong but right-wing populists are likely to enter parliament on Sunday.