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Breaking Bad in Bavaria

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

The best preparation I ever had for becoming a college president wasn't the Harvard IEM seminar or the administrative program at Cornell. It was breaking my ankle in Bavaria.

Germany's Post-Reunification Foreign Policy

John Feffer | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
John Feffer

In general, Germany has kept its head down and focused a great deal on domestic issues.

YU-Rock!

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a "republic of letters" created a common intellectual language across countries and, indeed, across the Atlantic between Europe and the United States. Beginning in the 1960s, a similar non-territorial republic emerged in Yugoslavia.

Germany: Closing Doors, Opening Doors

John Feffer | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
John Feffer

It's difficult to close down an organization that's about to be absorbed by a bigger entity. Now imagine what it must be like to close down a country. The to-do list is monumental.

West Germany Systematically Doped Athletes, Report Claims

AP | By CIARAN FAHEY | Posted 10.03.2013 | Sports

BERLIN (AP) — A report by German researchers claims West Germany's athletes were systematically doped with government backing from the 1970s, and po...

Frau Nein: Angela Merkel and the East Germanization of Europe

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

To this new East-Germanized Germany, the excesses of Europe's fiscal irresponsibility and staggering debt are anathema. It is to them the height of irresponsibility.

Remembering Checkpoint Charlie

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Carole Mallory

I listened for voices but heard none. When we passed through the checkpoint to West Berlin, it was as though someone had turned on a stereo and painted the background. There were people hustling and bustling. Life.

PHOTOS: LIFE Looks Back At A Divided Germany

Posted 10.12.2011 | World

Just as the post-World War II haze started to settle, Germany began erecting the Berlin Wall, a barrier which divided both the city and, ideologically...

German Unity: Lessons for the 21st Century

Robert Hormats | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Hormats

In 1990, German unity was not inevitable. But the determination of the German people, under the leadership of Chancellor Helmut Kohl made unification possible within one year of the fall of the Wall.

Germany Celebrates 20 Years Of Reunification (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN (AP) - Germany's president celebrated the country's new-found national pride but also stressed that more needs to be done to integrate Muslim a...

Angela Merkel Reflects On German Reunification Anniversary

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Angela Merkel, the leader of Europe's richest country, still hoards food. That's how much power Cold War-era habits still hold over Ge...

The Pope, The Arts, A Nation in Crisis

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

We as a nation have not been upholding ample support for the arts, despite the deep spiritual healing that it can bring -- its joys, its shared experience, its sense of what and who we are.

Lessons For US Economic Policy From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Newsweek | Michael Hirsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt and miserable end of the socialist experiment--it all happened so fast, with East Germany getting absorbed into West Germany on Oct. 3, 199...

The Post-Berlin Aftermath: Many Walls Still Need to Be Brought Down

Jean-Pierre Lehmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jean-Pierre Lehmann

While the Berlin Wall may have been torn down, there remain many walls that are defiantly standing and indeed new ones that have been erected.

Demjanjuk trial / Germany shouldn't have tried 'Ivan the Miserable'

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From its very beginnings, West Germany never enjoyed remembering, and its first chancellor, Konrad Adenauer, built his political career, and in...

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

John Reid: The enduring implications of the fall of the Berlin Wall

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989, was one of history's truly epochal moments. During what became a revolutionary wave sweeping ac...