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Andreas has been editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Today (formerly Handelsblatt Global) since March 2017. His articles can be found here. Marko Priske for Handelsblatt

Andreas Kluth

  • Handelsblatt Today
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Andreas was a journalist for The Economist from 1997 to 2017. During that time he was Berlin Bureau Chief and Germany Correspondent for nearly five years. Before that, he was the US West Coast Correspondent, covering the politics, society and economy of California and the western states. Before this, he covered technology from Silicon Valley, Asian business from Hong Kong, and finance from London. Andreas is the author of Hannibal and Me: What History’s Greatest Military Strategist Can Teach Us About Success and Failure. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Germany. He became editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt Today in March 2017.

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Farewell: What I learned about journalism while running Handelsblatt Today

Farewell

What I learned about journalism while running Handelsblatt Today

Now that it’s curtains, our editor-in-chief offers a few thoughts on journalism. But above all, he wants to say Thank You.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Germany's Taliban peace conference

Daily Briefing

Germany's Taliban peace conference

How to leave Afghanistan; German terminals for US gas; buzzing Bavarian bees; and Verdi making Berlin hell. Our daily briefing for February 13, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: You’ve got no mail; but Deutsche Post wants to charge you more for it

Daily Briefing

You’ve got no mail; but Deutsche Post wants to charge you more for it

Put a stamp on it; The CDU’s refugee trauma; The Munich Security Conference; Longgermanwordoftheday. Our Daily Briefing for February 12, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Germany’s SPD got stuck in the Kübler-Ross grief cycle

Daily Briefing

Germany’s SPD got stuck in the Kübler-Ross grief cycle

Social Democrats at a loss; Christian Democrats with a tin ear; Herr Dr., Frau Dr.; when Handelsblatt Today closes. Our Daily Briefing for February 11, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Ludwig Erhard is turning in his grave

Daily Briefing

Ludwig Erhard is turning in his grave

Altmaier goes dirigiste; Vestager nixes Alstom-Siemens anyway; deciding about Huawei; Handelsblatt Today to shut down (sniff). Our Daily Briefing for February 6, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: German payments firm Wirecard says there’s no story, and no event

Daily Briefing

German payments firm Wirecard says there’s no story, and no event

And anyway, it would have been in Singapore; fears about Germany’s “black zero;” Italy blocks the EU over Guaido; scandal at the North Pole. Here's our Daily Briefing for February 5, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: The nuclear treaty is dead, long live the nuclear treaty

Daily Briefing

The nuclear treaty is dead, long live the nuclear treaty

Bye-bye INF, hello something else; Merkel does Japan; the SPD keeps self-destructing; Maduro gives EU the finger. Here’s our Daily Briefing for February 4, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Climate Change: As Germany celebrates its “coal phase-out,” another week to despair about global heating

Climate Change

As Germany celebrates its “coal phase-out,” another week to despair about global heating

Homo sapiens is facing an existential threat to its planet, but keeps acting as nations, tribes and lobbies. As a species, we are failing.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Why Germany’s autobahns are not death traps

Daily Briefing

Why Germany’s autobahns are not death traps

The liberal case against a speed limit; Germany keeps trying with Iran; a Danish-German Wall. Our Daily Briefing for January 29, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Is Germany phasing out coal, or merely outsourcing it?

Daily Briefing

Is Germany phasing out coal, or merely outsourcing it?

Trying to quit lignite; an EU ultimatum to Venezuela; which way for Huawei? Our Daily Briefing for January 28, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Chinese espionage: Worries about Huawei, as Germany launches its 5G spectrum auction

Chinese espionage

Worries about Huawei, as Germany launches its 5G spectrum auction

Western countries increasingly see the telecom giant Huawei as the spear-tip of Chinese spying. That's a dilemma for Germany, as it starts to build its 5G wireless networks.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: The politics of Merkron’s cuddling

Daily Briefing

The politics of Merkron’s cuddling

Amour in Aix; Germany must defend Canada against China; and the joy of Länderfinanzausgleich. Here's our Daily Briefing for Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Davos Man is keeping a low profile this year

Daily Briefing

Davos Man is keeping a low profile this year

But Merkel is still Davos Woman; channeling Charlemagne in Aachen; Seehofer yields to Söder; and a speed limit on the Autobahn? Here's our Daily Briefing for January 21, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Order, order!: The EU-27 must make a magnanimous gesture, and Brits must vote again

Order, order!

The EU-27 must make a magnanimous gesture, and Brits must vote again

In the unfolding tragedy of Brexit, there are no good options left. That’s why the continentals should help the Brits to choose the least bad.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: In Germany, no recession, but no excitement either

Daily Briefing

In Germany, no recession, but no excitement either

Growth of only 1.5 percent; Gdansk's mayor dies after stabbing; more Germans trust Merkel; too much snow in the Alps. Our Daily Briefing for January 15, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Dexit not now, but later: The AfD “moderates” its program

Daily Briefing

Dexit not now, but later: The AfD “moderates” its program

Look who’s calling the EU “latently totalitarian”; a stabbing in Gdansk; Richard Grenell, Trump’s German bully. Our Daily Briefing for January 14, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Social media: To Habeck or to Lindner, to be or not to be on Twitter?

Social media

To Habeck or to Lindner, to be or not to be on Twitter?

Pandora opened her box, and out flew Twitter, Facebook and the rest. Or perhaps not? The final verdict on whether social media are good or bad for political discourse is both more prosaic and profound.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Robert Habeck quits Facebook and Twitter (and shouldn’t we all?)

Daily Briefing

Robert Habeck quits Facebook and Twitter (and shouldn’t we all?)

Bye-bye social media; expropriation in Berlin; we are all AfD today; and Merkel does Macedonia. Our Daily Briefing for January 8, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily briefing: America goes after the German-Russian pipeline in the Baltic

Daily briefing

America goes after the German-Russian pipeline in the Baltic

Nord Stream 2 in trouble; hackers leak celebrity data; and the AfD wants Dexit; our Daily Briefing for Jan. 7, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

INF Treaty: Germany should broker new talks about nuclear disarmament

INF Treaty

Germany should broker new talks about nuclear disarmament

The world is in danger of a nuclear conflagration one day. But it is unhelpful for Germans to pin the blame for that on Donald Trump. They should do something else instead.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily briefing: Germany 'slides' into 2019, and into the UN Security Council

Daily briefing

Germany 'slides' into 2019, and into the UN Security Council

Fireworks, hate crimes and cash. Our Daily Briefing for January 2, 2019.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Olaf Scholz is about to boast about another budget surplus

Daily Briefing

Olaf Scholz is about to boast about another budget surplus

Look who's €10 billion in the black, and look what Germany's got stashed abroad. Plus, is there an NSU 2.0? Our Daily Briefing for December 18, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Greta Thunberg reads the world’s adults the riot act

Daily Briefing

Greta Thunberg reads the world’s adults the riot act

A 15-year-old girl reminds VIPs what climate change means; are yellow jackets coming to Germany?; tougher rules for foreigners buying German firms; the insanity of Nord Stream 2. Our Daily Briefing for December 17, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

The EU-28: Explaining the European Union in one line per country

The EU-28

Explaining the European Union in one line per country

To understand the EU’s frustrations today, it helps to go back to each member state’s reasons for joining in the first place.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: How Germans view the travails of May and Macron

Daily Briefing

How Germans view the travails of May and Macron

Germans roll their eyes at Britain... and stare agape at France; what to do about Merz?; Germany and Jews. Our Daily Briefing for December 11, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Hey, Christian Democrats: Don’t worry, be happy

Daily Briefing

Hey, Christian Democrats: Don’t worry, be happy

Half of the CDU is sore losers; Merkel does Marrakesh; when the trains don't run on time. Our Daily Briefing for December 10, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

The CDU succession: The pros and cons of Merz and AKK

The CDU succession

The pros and cons of Merz and AKK

Whom should the CDU anoint: Friedrich Merz or Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer? Our editor-in-chief takes stock of the two likeliest heirs to Angela Merkel.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Attenborough warns of “the collapse of our civilizations”

Daily Briefing

Attenborough warns of “the collapse of our civilizations”

When Sir David says it, you believe it. Euro zone ministers muddle through. Summits shmummits. Our Daily Briefing for December 4, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: George H.W. Bush, hero of German reunification

Daily Briefing

George H.W. Bush, hero of German reunification

Missing POTUS 41; Car bosses kowtow to POTUS 45; Germany worries about Macron; Friedrich Merz loses the plot; Three cheers for federalism. Our Daily Briefing for December 3, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

German foreign policy: How not to talk to Putin

German foreign policy

How not to talk to Putin

Adrift between America and Russia, German foreign policy is effete at best, hypocritical at worst. A good first step would be to admit that honestly.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily briefing: Merkel calls Putin and Poroshenko, yet again

Daily briefing

Merkel calls Putin and Poroshenko, yet again

Trouble in the Kerch Strait; how they hate that 5G auction; Chinese fire Kuka boss; our Brave New World of science. Our Daily Briefing for November 27, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Whoever Brexit, owns it (the new Pottery Barn rule)

Daily Briefing

Whoever Brexit, owns it (the new Pottery Barn rule)

Merkel calls the UK’s exit “tragic;” Germans cranky about 4G and 5G too; AKK, Merz and Spahn on foreign policy; Yanis Varoufakis, the German. Our Daily Briefing for November 26, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Euro-zone reform: The euro must be fixed or dropped

Euro-zone reform

The euro must be fixed or dropped

The itsy bitsy teenie weenie reform of the euro zone that France and Germany appear to be have agreed on is a sham. There are only two honest alternatives.

By Andreas Kluth

daily briefing: Fahrvergnügen in the White House

daily briefing

Fahrvergnügen in the White House

Trump summons German car bosses; Merkel suddenly shows spunk; her wannabe successors square off on migration; and Turkey (the other one). Here's our Daily Briefing for November 22, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: The crisis of multilateralism, in two more exhibits

Daily Briefing

The crisis of multilateralism, in two more exhibits

Deutsche Bank hits a new bottom; mixed messages on Saudi Arabia; the UN migration pact in trouble; and Interpol’s new boss . Here's our Daily Briefing for November 21, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Anti-Semitism: Why we must defend George Soros

Anti-Semitism

Why we must defend George Soros

A vile tradition of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories runs from the Dreyfus affair through today’s slanders against George Soros.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily briefing: Spahn goes after AKK and Merz, and everybody wins

Daily briefing

Spahn goes after AKK and Merz, and everybody wins

Germany’s 3Q dip; Brexit, why are we celebrating?; Spahn reminds AKK that he’s gay. Here's our Daily Briefing for November 15, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Of patriots and nationalists

Daily Briefing

Of patriots and nationalists

Mercron’s subtle nudge to Trump; Seehofer prepares for retirement; Germany’s supreme court; and more construction snafus in Berlin. Here’s our Daily Briefing for November 12, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Word War I: Neo-Nationalism 100 years after Compiègne

Word War I

Neo-Nationalism 100 years after Compiègne

As Emmanuel Macron prepares to host Angela Merkel and other leaders to commemorate the end of World War I, our editor-in-chief ponders its lessons, and how they are being heeded by some, scorned by others.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: AKK promises continuity and a fresh start. Huh?

Daily Briefing

AKK promises continuity and a fresh start. Huh?

Germany’s annual economics ritual; Kramp-Karrenbauer’s Zen koan; and Manfred Weber wants you to know who he is. Here’s our Daily Briefing for November 8, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Germany, France and Europe, 100 years after World War I

Daily Briefing

Germany, France and Europe, 100 years after World War I

Presidents Steinmeier and Macron in Strasbourg; spy-chief gets fired after all; the SPD at 13 percent; and Germany does nothing for Iran. Our Daily Briefing for November 5, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Being a Mensch: A few more words about Angela Merkel

Being a Mensch

A few more words about Angela Merkel

Much has been said this week, good and bad, about Angela Merkel, after she announced that she won’t run for re-election. Our editor-in-chief would like to add just a few heartfelt observations.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily briefing: The dignity and cleverness of Angela Merkel

Daily briefing

The dignity and cleverness of Angela Merkel

Angie prepares a graceful exit... unless a vengeful Friedrich Merz spoils it. Here’s our Daily Briefing for October 30, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: End game for Angela Merkel

Daily Briefing

End game for Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel steps down as leader of her Christian Democratic Union. And German business prepares for the upcoming 5G spectrum auction. Our daily briefing for October 29, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Hesse Votes: Waiting for Germany is like waiting for Godot

Hesse Votes

Waiting for Germany is like waiting for Godot

The Hessian election will clarify Angela Merkel’s fate, we are told. It will clarify nothing. And for a while longer, that won’t even matter.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily briefing: Ursula von der Leyen’s German lessons for China

Daily briefing

Ursula von der Leyen’s German lessons for China

Germans navigating between China, Russia and America; Praxair and Linde gas it up; and Berlin’s Sawsan Chebli takes on the “haters”. Our Daily Briefing for October 23, 2018.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: The sound of not criticizing Italy

Daily Briefing

The sound of not criticizing Italy

Nail-biting over Rome’s budget; dealing with Saudi Arabia; and scared by Trump’s missile pull-out. Our Daily Briefing for October 22.

By Andreas Kluth

lies and power: Truth in a time of bullies and proto-fascists

lies and power

Truth in a time of bullies and proto-fascists

Across the world, strongmen and conspiracy theorists are ostentatiously thumbing their noses at truth. This is a threat to democracies.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Fat chance of a euro-zone unemployment insurance fund

Daily Briefing

Fat chance of a euro-zone unemployment insurance fund

Peter Altmaier nixes Olaf Scholz’s idea for euro-zone reform; Siemens may lose a huge contract to GE; and German spies foil an attack by the Islamic State. Our Daily Briefing for October 18.

By Andreas Kluth

Daily Briefing: Horst Seehofer must go

Daily Briefing

Horst Seehofer must go

Bavaria blasts Berlin; it’s so easy being Green; Merkel on the brink; and Berlin is #unteilbar. Our Daily Briefing for October 15.

By Andreas Kluth

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