The future of German politics rests on a defining question: after Angela Merkel, what next?

 Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has resigned as CDU leader, destroying the chancellor’s carefully laid succession plan.

On 10 February two events occurred in Berlin that said a lot about today’s Germany and today’s Europe. In the office of the Bavarian state representation in the capital, a neoclassical villa close to the Brandenburg Gate, a major report was launched. Published by the Munich Security Conference, ahead of its annual gathering of securocrats and foreign-policy wonks, it proposed that the current era in world affairs is defined by “Westlessness”. The West, argued the report, is...
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