John Kampfner

Hostages to history

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has forced Germany to reconsider the penance it has paid to its past – and, unwittingly, to Putin

Don’t Mention the Vaccine

Why bragging about our jab success will win Britain neither friends nor influence in Germany

Why Merkel does it better

As Boris goes from one blunder to the next, the German chancellor has kept the virus under control, says John Kampfner