Alexanderplatz - one of Berlin's central squares, and the column of the Editor-in-Chief. Alexander Görlach writes about politics, culture and the course of human progress.
Turkey transforms into a dictatorship. President Erdogan uses Islam to consolidate his power. So Turkey isn't a democracy any more. Is Islam to blame for this?
Makes it wonder that a policitians whose policies are often refered to as "without alternative" turns to the man of the categorical imperative when it comes to her decision-making? Angela Merkel and the search for the German soul.
The Alpine neighbor of Germany was prepared to swear in a far-right leaning President. What the heck?
Is Jan Böhmermann the German Jon Stewart? Steven Colbert? John Oliver?
A look at attitudes about Greece.
Greece’s endless eleventh hour agreements and continued resistance to bailout package terms have many wondering what next steps the country should take.
Elections in the United Kingdom have been disappointing for nearly everyone.
Reluctance aside, the world still needs an American superpower.
This editorial focus lies on economics, business and technology. Always with an interdisciplinary approach.
President Barack Obama is well known to be a frequent user of modern technology. No wonder some newspapers gave him the title “Social Media President.” Obama’s Twitter account is the third most followed in the world. Only Katy Perry and Justin Bieber have more followers. Every 33rd person that
The Young European Collective is a group of Europeans from different countries, backgrounds, and perspectives. Each week, one member will voice a unique viewpoint on a topic from a variety of social, political, and cultural developments and aspects of life in Europe. The activities of the group are funded by Stiftung Mercator.
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.
We do hold a responsibility to remember about the dark past of Nazism. However, this is not for Germans only to shoulder this responsibility in the form of national guilt.
Across the world, people are getting to stage to share their biggest failures.
Half a decade after Stéphane Hessel’s call for outrage, young people continue to languish in apathy. Could our society’s emphasis of individualism be at fault?
Secretly checking emails, twittering from the restroom, online 24/7. How addicted to the "social media" phenomenon have we become? Markus Albert attempts to find out himself.
Social media and Google are quickly becoming invaluable to our lives. By breaking with old structures, the little start-up emerged as the most dominant force of the Internet Age.
The Scottish National Party is governing from Edinburgh. Their central aim: independence from England. But this does not necessarily spell doom for the UK. Instead, we might see the emergence of new forms of partial sovereignty.
The German federal government is relinquishing power to the EU in Brussels. Yet encouraged by the success of regional autonomy movements elsewhere, Bavarians want to bring politics back to Southern Germany - and closer to the people.
The long shadow of the Soviet Union can be felt even today. Around Russia, former republics and part-republics are experiencing turmoil across national and ethnic borders. If Moscow is not careful to play her cards right, destabilizing forces could soon become energized.
Our understanding of the universe is continuously expanding. But every question that is solved only leads to new questions. Alexander Goerlach talked to Sir Martin Rees about astronomy, scientific certainty, and the role of religion in contemporary society.