Karen Donfried

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

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A United Germany at 25

Twenty-five years on, it is hard for many to remember that nothing about German unification was preordained. Leaders at the time seized an extraordinary moment and created new realities on the ground. The twenty-fifth anniversary of Germany’s unification gives us the chance to remember and celebrate the remarkable outcome. Those reflections should also inspire us to look for opportunities today to make our world better.

Germany’s Electoral System at 60: Trends and Reforms for the Twenty-first Century

German-American Issues 11 When Germany elected a new government on 27 September 2009, it did so not with an eye to the party, economic, or political successes of the previous …