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Dear Mrs. Merkel, Now Is the Time for a Common Vision

Sebastian Matthes | Posted 11.28.2015 | World
Sebastian Matthes

Dear Mrs. Merkel, Germans are noticing the shift that has just begun. They notice that after this eventful decade, Germany is about to change profoundly. And they need somebody to explain this transition to them.

Anti-ISIS 'Grand Alliance' Derails in Wake of Russian Jet Downing and Quick Revival of Business-As-Usual

William Bradley | Posted 11.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Would the result have been different had Turkey not chosen to shoot down a Russian plane which may have veered momentarily -- and this in the Turkish version, mind you -- into its territory? We'll never know.

NATO, Russia, China and the UN Should Join to Fight ISIS

Chris Patten | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Chris Patten

LONDON -- I recently traveled to Paris from London. It takes two and a half hours by train. We are neighbors, our histories and populations intertwined. My 10-year-old granddaughter will go there this week with her parents as a birthday treat. She loves everything she has learned about Paris. So, like other Londoners, and citizens of free societies everywhere, she was horrified by the recent atrocities there. I suppose, she said, it could have happened here.

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/20/15

John Zipperer | Posted 11.20.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It's a dangerous world out there. Find out how dangerous it is by taking our latest Week to Week news quiz. Some random but actual hints: They heard ...

Poland Rolls the Dice Against Merkelism

THINK Global School | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
THINK Global School

Left and right politics are beginning to emerge again in Europe, redefined by an agenda few of us imagined twelve short months ago.

Germany Takes Blame For Holocaust After Netanyahu Comments

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

BERLIN, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The German government said on Wednesday that responsibility for the Holocaust lay with the Germans, after Israel's prime m...

How the Refugee Backlash Might Topple Merkel

Alex Gorlach | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Alex Gorlach

As the refugee crisis in Europe continues to grow, the political costs are becoming manifest. Merkel's chancellorship now depends on Erdoğan and Horst Seehofer, leader of the conservative Christian Social Union of Bavaria. That doesn't bode well for her. Meanwhile, the right is gaining strength throughout Europe.

German Mayoral Candidate Stabbed In Anti-Refugee Attack

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A leading candidate to be mayor of Cologne was stabbed and seriously wounded Saturday by a man who claimed anti-foreigner motives...

What's the Rush, Frau Merkel?

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Yavuz Baydar

All those who have been critical of Chancellor Angela Merkel's due visit to Turkey, on Sunday, have a strong point: It lacks a political logic, a moral stand, and is clearly exposed with cynicism at a time Turkey, with all its reformist forces and civilian dissent severely under oppression, adrift towards an autocratic rule -- its future filled with horrifying uncertainties.

Merkel's Popularity Dips As Refugee Crisis Worsens

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

 A fall in support and a government row over the refugee crisis raised the heat on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, forcing allies ...

How the Refugee Crisis Is Forcing Germany to Define Its Values

Derek Scally | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Derek Scally

BERLIN -- Only a month since German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the country to a historic influx of refugees, Germans have begun to worry about the limits of their country's capacities. And talk of integration brings up an even larger question: how does a country afraid of national identity present itself to newcomers?

Will Angela Merkel Win The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize?

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Nelson Mandela. Malala Yousafzai. Martin Luther King Jr. Another leader will join that prestigious group when the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Pr...

Glitz at the UN, But Less Than $0.01 Per Cup for SDGs

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Sara loves coffee. She is Italian. Sara wants to change the world! Photo Credit: @CAFEFORCHANGE by Diego Mazzarese The Heads of State, Preside...

Why Many Germans Don't See Merkel As a Hero in the Refugee Crisis

Alex Gorlach | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Alex Gorlach

From the sheer number of politicians now distancing themselves from the chancellor, one can conclude that they see at hand the fall of Merkel rather than a new rise.

Germany Urges International Community To Solve Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, whose country has spearheaded Europe's response to its ongoing refugee crisis, dem...

Why Merkel's Kindness to Asylum Seekers Could Reflect a German Soft Spot for Islam

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Akbar Ahmed

It is an irony of history that the same Germany that had set out to exterminate one group of "Semites," the Jews, in the last century is now laying out the welcome mat for another Semitic group, the Arabs -- considering that the majority of the migrants are from the Middle East -- in this century. So what caused the springs of human kindness to gush forth in German hearts?

China, Other Nations Commit To Achieving Gender Equality By 2030

The Associated Press | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- World leaders pledged money and political clout to achieve equality for women by 2030 at a U.N. meeting Sunday co-chaired by C...

Greece's Democratic Crisis and Fundamental Need for Change

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The catalyst for national transformation emanates from abroad as opposed to coming from home. Considering the status quo in Greece, extending the vote to Greeks overseas is a necessary and essential step forward on a long and arduous road to recovery.

Merkel's Popularity Is Faltering In Germany, New Survey Shows

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Löbel | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

  The refugee crisis has divided Germany. Despite Chancellor Angela Merkel's warm words and saintly intentions to shoulder the refugee crisis, her...

Western Media's Miscount of Saudi Arabia's Syrian Refugees

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

hanks to a technicality in counting refugees, hundreds of outlets from Amnesty International to the Brookings Institution have claimed that Saudi Arabia has taken zero refugees -- a ludicrous, but rarely fact-checked statement given the comical lack of a "Great Arabian Wall."

To Integrate the New Refugees, Germany Must Avoid Its Mistakes With Turkish Immigrants

Alex Gorlach | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- The people entering the country today are human beings, not breathing machines. They bring their whole identity, their history, their collective memory. And this includes their religion. But, Germans fear nothing more than radical Islam that has some roots in Arab culture.

A Litmus Test of Our Solidarity

Peter Wittig | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Peter Wittig

The refugee crisis is not only a European challenge, but rather one facing Western civilization and what we stand for. The international community will have to work together to address the circumstances that cause people to flee their homelands in the first place.

Why the U.S. Should Dedicate a New Statue of Liberty to Europe

Alex Gorlach | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- What we are witnessing today is the first of the long predicted "migration of nations," a circumstance that in itself has the capacity to change many realities we all grew up with. Mass emigration on this order has been predicted as a result of climate change, droughts and dearth. But this exodus is due to a terrible war that is shaking up an already roiling region -- the Middle East.

Germany Steps Up On Refugee Crisis As Rest Of EU Dawdles

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

A summer of tragedy in Europe is set to continue into fall, with Germany shaping up to be an important player in a crisis that's sending hundred...

The New Middle Passage

John Feffer | Posted 09.03.2015 | World
John Feffer

Hungary is the epicenter of a new wave of migration hitting Europe. In 2011, about 7,000 migrants arrived in Hungary. Now the country is experiencing as many as 3,000 per day.