Germany

Daniel Altman

Why Can't Europe Save Itself?

The eurozone will be forever crippled unless it becomes a real currency union -- like the United States.

Daniel Altman |

Feature

Eve of Disaster

Why 2013 eerily looks like the world of 1913, on the cusp of the Great War.

Charles Emmerson |

Letters

Why Work?

Will working less really make America more productive? 

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Argument

Decline Is a Choice

The West has nothing to fear but fear itself.

Hubert Védrine |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Wisdom of the Smart Crowd

FP's Global Thinkers weigh in on the year gone by and what's on the horizon for 2013.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Scenes From a Forgotten War

What happened the last time America got bogged down in North Africa.

Slide Show |

Christian Caryl

In Praise of Apathy

It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Eyes Off the Prize

The real question isn’t whether the European Union deserved its Nobel. The real question is: What is the EU going to do with it?

Gareth Harding |

Slide Show

A Nobel Union

Europe reacts to the EU's Nobel Prize win.

Slide Show |

Slide Show

Into the Lion's Den

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an angry welcome in Greece as popular anger over austerity measures continues to grow.

Slide Show |

In Other Words

Declassified

The son of a Red Army intelligence officer sent to die in a Siberian gulag discovers his father's KGB file, and a cottage industry of children-of-spies memoirs.

Peter Buck Feller |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Economy

If we're ever going to get out of this slump, what will it take? We asked more than 60 leading economists to tell us.

Slide Show |

The Optimist

Work More, Make More?

The case against long hours.

Charles Kenny |

The List

The 50-50 Club

Why pundits love splitting the difference on their predictions.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

Dispatch

Das Gift

How Angela Merkel's bold plan to save Europe may have just saved Barack Obama.

Benjamin Weinthal |

Argument

Broken Bond

Germany's constitutional court may have just saved the euro, but it may also have set the stage for the end of Europe as we know it.

Bruce Ackerman |

Argument

No Special Sauce on This Currywurst

The end of the German "miracle" is coming.

Daniel Altman |

Dispatch

In Search of Merbama

Will Barack Obama's wooing of the German chancellor pay dividends in November?

Karen Leigh |

Dispatch

Drachmail and the New Democrats

Can Germany's Angela Merkel hold fast against Greek brinksmanship?

Benjamin Weinthal |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

An  ex-president is convicted, England celebrates, and Angela Merkel feeds a penguin.

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Argument

Grexit? Spexit? Let's Call the Whole Thing Off

Everyone wants southern Europe's troubled economies to go their own way, except for the people who live there.

Edward Hugh |

Argument

Don't Fear the Grexit

Greece is not Lehman Brothers, and the global economy will be just fine if it drops out of the eurozone.

Thomas Oatley |

Argument

5 Easy Ways to Solve the Greek Crisis

If, that is, the economists were in charge.

Daniel Altman |

Slide Show

A Tale of Two Inaugurations

Whose inauguration had more bling -- Russian President Vladimir Putin's or French President François Hollande's?

Slide Show |

Dispatch

A Land Without a Rudder

Greeks are clearly relieved to have crushed a corroded old political system, but now there's nothing workable to replace it.

Joanna Kakissis |

Argument

Only Germany Can Save Europe

The euro crisis is back with a vengeance -- and only Berlin can pull the continent from its economic doldrums.

Heleen Mees |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

The Pope dons a sombrero, French police hunt suspected Islamists, and a Tongan king is laid to rest.

Slide Show |

Argument

Help Wanted

Five things that are making it more difficult to get advanced economies back to work.

Byron Auguste |

Slide Show

Greece Fire

Shocking images of the sacking of Athens, as angry demonstrators destroyed historic ruins and local businesses.

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Dispatch

From Paris with Love

Dear Mitt: What's this European socialist nightmare you're so afraid of? Trust me, la belle vie ain't that bad.

Eric Pape |