Analyzing where foreign policy, social change, and popular culture overlap.
When does a person get to be a human? At the moment this discussion is being carried out in Europe over refugees and their rights as they come to Europe. The German Chancellor has said multiple times that there are “universal civil rights” that the refugees are entitled to. Observers have wondered whether she intentionally did not say “univer
Author and Islam critic Hamad Abdel-Samad has unpacked the stereotypes about the prophet of the Muslim faith and compiled them in a new book. But this is not religious criticism’s finest hour.
Women’s equality is directly linked to Europe’s overall well-being. Only by overcoming gender inequality can we truly lay the foundations for the continent’s future.
Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been delayed, and the social costs of cuts are increasing
With political nationalism and economic protectionism on the rise, it is time to ask: Has globalizat
Thirty years ago, on Monday, October 19, 1987, the US Stock market collapsed. Plunging more than 500
In the European Commission, they like having the power but not the responsibility. They like pressur
This July the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) completes three years of existence a
On the occation of the first visit of a Pope at the Arab Peninsula in the United Arab Emirates Pope Francis called upon to use religion for peace, tol
True to the tradition of public intellectual engagement, the Philosophical Salon is a place where co
Religiosity is on the decline throughout the West, and church attendance has never been lower. But c
Fighters from the Islamic State (ISIL) are indiscriminately targeting civilians to avenge for their
Religious persecution and intolerance remains far too prevalent. Almost 80 percent of the global pop
Deutsche Börse boss resigns
For millennia, man has been fascinated by the idea of global apocalypse. We're now able for the first time to develop preventive and defense technolog
50 entertaining questions about the digital Revolution in Europe.
Three tendencies characterize modern education, especially at the university level. Can they be reve
Despite his conservative critics, Obama's opening to Cuba is as significant as Nixon's opening to Ch
The West’s response in the fight against Ebola was sluggish at best. What lessons need to be learn
The EU-Parliament and the Council reached a provisional deal on new CO2 emission targets for heavy-duty vehicles. Until 2030 emissions from new trucks
Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been de
I was in Hamburg on the day of the elections. I watched the results come in with a girlfriend on her
A policy of cutbacks, isolationism, arms build-up. Obama, Pope, Panda bear. Angela Merkel is campaig
Recently I read two seemingly contradictory ‘letters to the editor’ in a daily paper, I frequent