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We Need a Narrative of Peace and Inclusiveness to Save Our Democracies

Alexander Görlach | Posted 10.11.2016 | World
Alexander Görlach

BERLIN ― We need a new message. The European Union and its established parties need new stories. But narratives are not simply invented. They must g...

Welcome To 'Who's Your Favorite World Leader' Week!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

With so many worries in the world today ― among them the possibility that our own election might result in the light of enlightenment thought being ...

Germany's About To Bail Out Its Biggest Bank. Just Don't Call It That.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

What is the European Union’s wealthiest and most powerful nation to do when it risks running afoul of the rules it has spent years enforcing on othe...

If Merkel Does Not Take Action, The AfD Could Soon Be Leading Germany

Tobias Lill | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
Tobias Lill

It is hardly surprising to many that all is not well in Germany. What is new is the fact that millions of frustrated people now have a different outlet for their simmering frustration.

It's Time To Get Real On The Sustainable Development Goals

Hung Vo | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Hung Vo

If we want to be serious about achieving the SDGs, the goals of the COP21 and the objectives of the New Urban Agenda, business as usual won't work. We need creative ideas. We need disruptive policies.

The Berlin Elections Confirm That The Transformation of German Politics Goes Well Beyond "AfD v Merkel"

Cas Mudde | Posted 09.18.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

German voters are more and more mobile, looking at different parties as well as at not voting. They are also more fragmented, being divided over a growing number of small and moderately sized parties.

Political Violence Is Rising In Germany. So Is A Scary New Political Party.

HuffPost Germany | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 09.12.2016 | World

MUNICH ― An election night celebration in Munich for the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party turned violent last week as right-wing extremi...

What Will Happen To Germany If Merkel Loses The National Elections?

Toby Nwazor | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics
Toby Nwazor

Merkel has been under fire for her refugee-friendly policies by right wing opposition parties since the immigration influx from Syria started last year. However, she has always stood firm and stuck to her policies despite criticism.

Alternative For Germany's Success Gives Both Left And Right Food For Thought

Dan Hough | Posted 09.06.2016 | World
Dan Hough

Germany is becoming more uneasy. And the AfD is a perfect representation of that. Angela Merkel has none the less proven before that she can keep her nerve in the face of challenges.

German Minister Says Trump Ignored Facts With Dig At Merkel's Refugee Policy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.16.2016 | World

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ignored the facts with his assertion that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’...

"UNSG: Breaking The Last Glass Ceiling"

Ernesta Redi Neudert | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Ernesta Redi Neudert

This year has seen the impressive rise of strong, inspiring women at the forefront of global politics. Hillary Clinton stands an excellent chance to be elected as the first female President of the United States. Britain has just elected its second female Prime Minster in Theresa May, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel's principled humanitarian position on the refugee crisis has given Europe much needed leadership. It is obvious why some people say this is the 'Year of the Woman'.

A New World Order to Bring Order to a New World - No More Rulers

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

As I write this, I am neither anti-male nor pro-female and do not take an "either or" position with regard to the world or to life. "Either or" has caused every war the world has known.

Merkel, Refugees And The Need For Arab Cultural Diplomacy

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

To bring back the topic to cultural diplomacy, I think Syrian refugees would be doing themselves a great favor if they show more keenness to integrate and respect the culture of their new home countries.

German Anti-Immigrant Party Sees Gains After Terrorist Attacks

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 07.31.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - The anti-immigrant party Alternative for Germany (Afd) gained support as Germany was hit by a spate of attacks this month, includin...

A Better Way Forward In Afghanistan

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 07.29.2016 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

At the NATO summit in Warsaw, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her support for a continued NATO presence in Afghanistan, citing a need to stem the persistently high levels of Afghan immigration to Germany and Europe.

Germany's Munich Moment

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I find it interesting when German friends lambaste me as a fear monger for having the audacity to point out that their wonderful nation - an exemplar of excellence in areas ranging from philosophy to music to manufacturing - has a radical Islamic terror problem on its hands.

Munich Gunman Was German-Iranian Teenager With 'No Islamic Militant Ties'

HuffPost/Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

MUNICH (HuffPost/Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who killed nine people and then himself in Munich had undergone psychiatric treatment and was in...

It’s Time For 'Erdogan’s Coup': Threatened Journalist Expects Widespread Backlash In Turkey

HuffPost Germany | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

In the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has carried out an ever-widening purge that has already engul...

Leavers' Remorse: Why Brexit May Never Happen

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The Brexit referendum need not become a suicide pact. As a legal matter, the Brexit vote is not binding on Parliament, which will need to authorize and set the terms for the negotiation of Britain's exit from the EU under Article 50 process.

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

Women At The Helm Of Politics

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

A constitutional crisis is one thing but an existential one is longer-lasting. Bewilderment characterizes the aftermath of "Brexit," a.k.a., Britain's...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 9: Waltzing With The Enemy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass Steve Mass, Comrades in Arms For those who've wondered about the origins of Steve Ma...

Come January, Women Could Be Running The Western World

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

If Hillary Clinton becomes U.S. president in November, women could be running the Western World by January. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who fend...

The Real Meaning of Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some Eurocrats imagine that dissatisfaction with the EU is a uniquely English phenomenon. For instance, Politico's Tim King contended: "This referendum is primarily a domestic political fight." It actually is much more.

Merkel: No Chance Of British U-Turn On Brexit

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she saw no chance that Britain might go back on its decision to leave the European Union. Speaking at ...