Jonathan Olsen

Texas Woman's University

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Analysis

Jonathan Olsen is Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Texas Woman’s University. He is the author of four books and has written widely on a variety of political parties in Germany, including the Linke, in such journals as German Politics and Society and German Politics.

Recent Content


AGI Asks: What is Angela Merkel’s Impact on United Germany?

AGI Asks: What is Chancellor Merkel’s legacy for united Germany? Hope M. Harrison The George Washington University Just as many American Blacks did not feel President Barack Obama advanced their …

The Left Party in Superwahljahr 2021

If recent history is any guide, the 2021 German federal election will once again raise the question of whether the Left Party’s (Die Linke) cup is half-empty or half-full. As …

The Linke’s Search for Leadership – and Direction

Otto von Bismarck is once reported to have said “Faust complains of having two souls in his breast. I have a whole squabbling crowd.” So it is with any leader …