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Jeremy Cliffe is International Editor of the New Statesman.
He co-hosts the weekly global affairs podcast, World Review.
Baerbock embodies the once-fringe party's emergence as a force capable of conquering the German political centre.
On the political economy of an unusually competitive German federal election
Countries must act fast now, but also prepare for a long-haul effort to defeat the virus.
At one time most Germans agreed with Covid rules, but after a long winter everyone is fed up of acting responsibly.
Will more power for the progressive D66 change the EU's frugal champion?
Global Britain will be decided not in the Indian Ocean or the South China Sea, but in the Baltic, Black Sea and the Mediterranean.
Regional elections deliver a blow to Angela Merkel’s party.
The federal states of Baden-Württemberg and Rheinland-Pfalz are kicking off the country's "Superwahljahr".
Berlin is buzzing with potential coalitions, but after a damaging year the CDU might benefit from a period in opposition.
Post-pandemic China is roaring back, but its new proposals on environment and Hong Kong should concern the West.