Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Angela Merkel”

Merkel and Germany’s Political Crisis

There were simply too many disagreements on policy among the would-be coalition partners to form a functioning government.

Posted November 21st, 2017

Trump’s Failure on His First First Foreign Trip

Trump returned with little to show for his time abroad and damaged a few important relationships in the process.

Posted May 30th, 2017

Merkel’s Campaign Rhetoric and U.S.-German Relations

The German public’s trust in the U.S. is quite low.

Posted May 29th, 2017

Trump’s Misunderstanding of NATO and Our ‘Cheap-Riding’ Allies

Allies won’t be goaded into higher military spending by being told that they owe some huge amount that the administration pulls out of the air.

Posted March 27th, 2017

Why Did Britain Vote to Leave?

Voters came back to bite the political class at the most critical moment.

Posted June 24th, 2016

Bush’s Underwhelming European Tour

Bush’s Berlin speech fell flat.

Posted June 10th, 2015

How Guilting Germany Into a More Aggressive Foreign Policy Backfires

The latest attempts to demonstrate Germany’s willingness to be more activist remind everyone that there is no backing for that policy at home.

Posted October 7th, 2014

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How La Follette became an anti-imperialist. Andrew Bacevich reviews Richard Drake’s The …

Posted April 4th, 2014

Western Hawks Truly Loathe German Foreign Policy

John Vinocur is annoyed by German foreign policy: Mrs. Merkel blocked Ukraine …

Posted February 18th, 2014

Guilting Germany Into a More Aggressive Foreign Policy (IV)

Jochen Bittner recycles a familiar argument: Commitments in Bosnia and Afghanistan aside, …

Posted February 12th, 2014

Guilting Germany Into a More Aggressive Foreign Policy (II)

Walter Russell Mead hopes that Germans can be cajoled into backing more …

Posted February 4th, 2014

Guilting Germany Into a More Aggressive Foreign Policy

Der Spiegel reports on a change in German foreign policy thanks to …

Posted January 29th, 2014

The “Erratic” Merkel and Consistent German Opposition to Wars of Choice

Benjamin Weinthal is annoyed that Angela Merkel doesn’t support more foreign wars: …

Posted September 24th, 2013

Romney’s European Vacation

Politico reports on Romney’s plans for an expanded foreign trip including Germany …

Posted July 6th, 2012