Behind The Lines

Sixteen years of leadership by any party is too long. Particularly for a country half of which is still new to democracy, like Germany. (More…)

It’s still an open question as to whether populism is the new normal. (More…)

The rhetoric is increasingly hollow. If only it weren’t that way. (More…)

It was a transparent failure. Irmgard Furchner, a 96-year-old ex-secretary at the Stutthof concentration camp, had disappeared the day her trial was to begin, having been accused of complicity in the deaths of over 10,000 Jews. (More…)

Turkey has traditionally been an ally of the Uyghurs due to strong linguistic, cultural, and religious ties. (More…)

It was a typically cringe-worthy piece of German journalism. (More…)

In the debut episode of Left to Burn, John Foster and Josh White discuss the fallout of US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the analogy with Vietnam. But that’s not all. (More…)

Greece is a critical stop for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Chinese state-owned shipping conglomerate COSCO now controls the Greek port of Piraeus, one of the largest in the Mediterranean. (More…)

September 2021: general election time in Germany. It will be the first since 2005 in which Angela Merkel will not be a candidate for chancellor. (More…)

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