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What Is Behind Europe's Rising Islamophobia?

Alexander Görlach | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Alexander Görlach

What is feared today is not the loss of any particular country to foreign conquest, but the loss of an imagined entity that binds us together. The Occident is a central piece of our mental maps and our cultural inventory. In a very visceral sense, Europeans are seized by fears of decline and by memories of cultural blossoming. Those fears culminate in the belief that our cathedrals will eventually turn into mosques, that their bells will fall silent and will be replaced by the cries of the muezzin.

How Sustainability Can Guide German Foreign Policy

Philipp Mißfelder | Posted 02.15.2015 | World
Philipp Mißfelder

There is no alternative to cooperation. Intensified economic cooperation can play a key role in this respect. Germany and Russia complement each other quite ideally. Each country has what the other needs. Germany has one of the world's most advanced manufacturing sectors, producing a wide range of machinery, plants and goods. And Russia has vast deposits of the natural and mineral resources on which German industry is crucially dependent.

What Does German Unity Mean to the Post-Cold War Generation?

Manfred Wilke | Posted 01.07.2015 | World
Manfred Wilke

The Fall of the Wall in 1989 wasn't this generation's emotional joint "German" experience; more probably, the FIFA World Cup 2006 was.

Why Germany Is Much Better At Training Its Workers Than The U.S.

The Atlantic | Tamar Jacoby | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

At last, unemployment is easing. But the latest low rate—hovering below 6 percent–obscures a deeper, longer-term problem: “skills mismatches” ...

In Break With Past, Germany Agrees To Arm Iraq's Kurds

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

BERLIN/ROME Aug 20 (Reuters) - Germany and Italy joined Britain and France on Wednesday in saying they would arm Iraqi Kurdish security forces fight...

Germany Has the Most Unequal Distribution of Wealth in the Eurozone

Nicolas Berggruen | Posted 09.27.2014 | World
Nicolas Berggruen

Germany has the most unequal distribution of wealth in the eurozone. In this sense, Germany faces the same challenge as China: a high-export and saving economy which needs to rebalance through policies that create a greater flow of wealth to households, thus spurring greater consumption. This, in turn, can create demand for imports from Germany's European neighbors.

For Germans, Google Is a Digital Feudal Lord

Wolfgang Mulke | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Wolfgang Mulke

While European companies have to comply with comparatively strict data privacy protection laws, Google's hunger for information seems to know no bounds. That has led to demands for uniform data privacy protection standards for all participants in the market. Otherwise, the European companies reason, Europe will be dependent on the Americans in the digital age.

France And Germany Return Fallen GI After Pentagon Drops Case

ProPublica | Megan McCloskey | Posted 03.23.2014 | World

By Megan McCloskey, Pro Publica This story was originally co-published with The Daily Beast and ProPublica. U.S. Army Private First Class Lawren...

German Trade Group Says Sanctions Will Hurt Germany, Be Life-Threatening' To Russia

Posted 03.14.2014 | World

German trade group BGA says sanctions against Moscow will hit businesses here but might be life-threatening to the Russian economy. 2014 growth in Ger...

Former German Leader Questions Response To Putin

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

At a public forum hosted by the German weekly Die Zeit, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder questioned the response of the Western powers to Pu...

Inside The Soul Of Angela Merkel

Philosophers' Mail | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

Angela Merkel has just embarked on a third term as Chancellor of Germany - the most robust economy in the developed world and the country with the mos...

Germany Should Step Up to the World Stage

Joachim Gauck | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Joachim Gauck

2014-02-03-germanflaggardels.jpg Germany is globalized more than most countries and thus benefits more than most from an open world order -- a world order which allows Germany to reconcile interests with fundamental values. Germany derives its most important foreign policy goal in the 21st century from all of this: preserving this order and system and making them fit for the future.