Germany

In Box

Those Tricky Germans

A few too many years under the Deutsche Demokratische Republik can wreak havoc on a moral compass.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

The Pastor's Children

Remembering Leipzig's Christian Führer and the nobility of nonviolence that changed the world.

Michael Moran |

Christian Caryl

How the Wizard of Oz Explains America’s Foreign Policy

A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.

Christian Caryl |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Simon Engler |

Report

Snowdenfreude

An American crypto-company is making a killing off German anger about U.S. spying.

Shane Harris |

Argument

And the Winner Is... Schland

In case you couldn’t tell, a new Germany has won the World Cup.

Christian Thiele |

Argument

So Far Away -- and So Close

Why Germans and Argentines have so much in common, even in soccer.

Christian Thiele |

In Box

Did Hitler Bring Home the Bacon?

Why even the Fuhrer was a proponent of pork barrel spending.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

The Game Theory of the Game

When the United States meets Germany, will either side try to win?

Michael Goodman |

Argument

C’mon Germany, America Needs a Draw

With all the things the United States has done for Germany, isn’t it time for a little payback?

Daniel Altman |

Argument

Post-Colonialism on the Pitch

When former colonies face off against their ex-oppressors.

Musa Okwonga |

Exclusive

The Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane

An American lawyer finds new evidence about one of World War II’s most notorious war crimes, seven decades after D-Day.

Shane Harris |

Christian Caryl

Not So Happy In Iran

Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Merkel in the Middle

The German chancellor is caught between her country’s Amerika-Freunde and Putin-Versteher.

Paul Hockenos |

Argument

No Charity

Germany's crackdown on a Hezbollah-affiliated group shows that it may finally be wising up about the Lebanese paramilitary organization.

Benjamin Weinthal |

Report

Germany's Green Elephant

Berlin is saying "nein" to nukes, and trying to run Europe's largest economy on wind and solar instead. It's not quite working.

Keith Johnson |

Christian Caryl

Dropping the Political F-Bomb

Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Germany, Inc. Heads to Tehran

Sanctions relief has corporations in Berlin salivating at the chance to make money in the Islamic Republic.

Benjamin Weinthal |

Report

Green Means Stop

Europe is worried it can be a clean-energy paradise or a competitive economy -- but not both.

Keith Johnson |

Dispatch

Screwball

How Germany’s progressive prostitution law backfired and turned it into the bordello of Europe.

Paul Hockenos |

The Pulse

T-Tipped

Americans love Europe and free trade. But is the pending trade deal facing choppy waters?

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

What Lies Beneath

Nazi art, Bosnian graves, and Syria's dark secrets.

John Norris |

The Pulse

Trading Privacy for Security

Americans are still willing to forgive the NSA's intrusions, but are U.S. friends abroad?

Bruce Stokes |

The List

Martin Luther and the Viral Superstars

5 pioneers of social media, from before social media was an annoying buzzword.

Tom Standage |

David Rothkopf

Mr. President, We Can Handle the Truth

Why it's time for the White House to get ahead of the NSA scandal.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Home Alone

Does Angela Merkel even have a foreign policy?

Benjamin Weinthal |

The Pulse

Occupy Bundestag

Can Angela Merkel keep the German economy humming and reverse dangerous income inequality?

Bruce Stokes |

Dispatch

Angie the Revolutionary

How Germany's staid, go-slow chancellor is changing Europe forever.

Paul Hockenos |

Argument

Away Game

Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.

Chris Stephen |