Armin Laschet's surprise victory in the CDU leadership contest makes him the front-runner to become Germany's next chancellor, but it doesn't guarantee him the job. Laschet will need to defeat Markus Söder, the ambitious and politically flexible leader of the CDU's Bavarian sister party.
appraises Armin Laschet, who is now the odds-on favorite to become the country's next chancellor.
For decades, the United States has lacked a fully credible and feasible overall strategy for backing liberal democracy. To restore the right kind of US global leadership, President-elect Joe Biden's administration should develop one.
urges the incoming Biden administration to champion liberal democracy consistently at home and abroad.