As her 16-year reign as German Chancellor comes to an end, Merkel will be remembered for her staunch centrism and her willingness to wait to sense the political mood - sometimes then changing course.
The October launch of the "EU-US Dialogue on China" shows that the two shores of the Atlantic have come to recognise the importance of coordination and cooperation when facing up to Xi Jinping.
The media's muting of women’s voices when reporting the COVID-19 crisis keeps women on the margins.
Fewer cases, fewer deaths and earlier lockdowns were in evidence across nations with female figureheads.
Germany, New Zealand and Taiwan share a common trait beyond having women in the top job.
Why a new Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China of MPs from 11 countries is a step in the right direction.
It is no accident that those leaders who have responded worst to this crisis have also been the main sources of countless conspiracy theories and misinformation.
For Germans, this is not a battle, it's a 'long distance run'.
Female leaders have shone in the response to the coronavirus pandemic but is there more to it than simply having women in charge?
There's a widening split over rival interpretations of the end of the second world war and its aftermath.
Another EU leaders' meeting, another humdrum announcement afterwards.
Germans are struggling like the rest of the world with the coronavirus. And while Germans have a strong safety net and medical system, one thing may fall victim to the virus: relations with the US.
The EU is loathe to let treaties fail, given the sunk costs of negotiating them, but it may walk away if Johnson doesn't change his tune.
What can be the road ahead for Kosovo and Serbia under the EU patronage?
Ahead of the 2019 EU elections, experts from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway look at how the EU is perceived, key issues and perspectives for the election.
In the past decade the EU has been struck by a series of crises that have proven that it is far more vulnerable than previously imagined.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
The labour market inequalities and economic insecurity are stoking discontent from the Rhine to the Seine.
After 18 years as leader of her party, and 13 as German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has announced that this will be her last term. How has she changed Germany and the world?
The political power of Germany's Russian community is significant, and it's helped fuel the rise of the right-wing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party known as the AfD.