Photo Essays

Greece is a niche subject. That is if the street art of the German capital is the decider. Off the walls for the better part of the last decade, Athens hasn’t figured prominently since the 2008 economic crisis, when it appeared everywhere. That is, until now. (More…)

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My neighbourhood is a book. If you want an education on the most important topics of the day, all you have to do is read the walls. By the time you’ve walked four blocks, you’ll have a PhD in the zeitgeist. (More…)

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Four years ago extremism came to Brussels. It exploded in the airport and metro, and in our hearts. Although we knew it could happen here, we didn’t expect it. (More…)

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Germany is drowning in a sea of hatred. No country is as plagued by far-right terrorism in Europe as the Bundesrepublik. Rarely is there a day without attacks on minorities and migrants. (More…)

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1989 marked the end of the Second World War. The only thing significant about 1945 was a reduction in the combatants. With Germany out of the ring, the fight was down to the United States and the Soviet Union. For the next half a century. (More…)

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When was the last time that Washington backed the good guys? Barack Obama’s support for Syria’s Kurds was always a fraught proposition. (More…)

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“You’re giving the wrong impression of Berlin,” the email read. “It’s in Germany, not Iraq.” So read the umpteenth message I’d received that day from readers of Reddit Berlin, one of the most highly used social media forums about the city, in English. It was one of the kinder notes I received. (More…)

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Nationalism is here to stay. The far-right may never take over the European Commission. But its politics are now mainstream and have changed the way the executive frames multiculturalism. (More…)

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Russia never goes out of style. Whether it’s blamed for subverting democracy, or praised for its role in defeating fascism, the country gets linked to everything in world politics. (More…)

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