Debates

Austerity in Europe

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Endgame

Years of austerity have left their mark on Europe: budget deficits have shrunk, reforms have been delayed, and the social costs of cuts are increasingly visible.

Lessons from the crisis

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We Europeans face a historic choice: either we further develop Europe as a single political entity, or we recede from the limelight.

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by Andreas Moring
30.01.2015

A new Volkspartei

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After his overwhelming success, the big question is how good a diplomat Mr. Tsipras is.

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by Xenia Kounalaki
26.01.2015

What future for the GOP?

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The Elephant in the Room

The GOP controls U.S. politics but seems weaker than ever before: no leading figures, internal rivalries and division currently characterize the party. Is the party on the upgrade or is it just profiting from Obama’s weakened position? How should or will the party position itself for the 2016 elections?

The race is on

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The GOP is weak, but Democrats nevertheless need to change their strategy if they want to keep the presidency.

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by Avram Reisman
28.01.2015

Clinton or Bush? No, Condi!

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Two great family dynasties are poised to inherit the presidency after Obama. But the better choice would be someone else who, up until now, no one has on the ticket.

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by Nils Heisterhagen
23.01.2015

Life in the old dog yet

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News of the Republican Party’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. The party controls both chambers and has a lot of strong candidates for the 2016 elections.

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by Joseph A. Palermo
18.12.2014

Great Britain and the EU

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Not Amused

Great Britain and the EU are drifting apart. A majority of Britons now believes that EU membership has become a burden rather than a benefit. How much longer can the leadership at No.10 withstand the Eurosceptics?

Cut the string!

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If we want to go from Little England back to being Great Britain, we must leave the EU. But it’s people like John Major and other fake Europhiles who keep us tied to a weak and crippling Union.

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by Nigel Farage
22.01.2015

Beyond complicated

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The UK-EU relationship is complex, but the reason for this complexity is simple: both sides have baggage – and not just a bit.

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by Mark Briggs
16.04.2014

Better off Inside

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It’s impossible to say what will happen between the UK and the rest of Europe. But it is possible to say what _should_ happen.

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by Stephen Tindale
15.03.2014

The Big Bang

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Banging on about Europe has once again become a vote winner in the UK and a “Brexit” is more likely than ever. If David Cameron wins next year’s elections, he will have to face an inconvenient promise.

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by Sam Macrory
11.03.2014

The Pegida movement in Germany

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Ill at ease

The Pegida movement is on the rise in Germany. What do those self-declared “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the Occident” want and what does their existence mean for Merkel’s government?

The Dependents

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Instead of heavy-handed rants about Pegida, we should ask ourselves what makes demonstrators so extreme, since no one is born a racist.

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by Diana Kinnert
22.01.2015

Let’s talk, Pegida!

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The flat condemnation of Pegida is hysterical. Modern democracy means dialogue.

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by Christopher Gohl
19.01.2015

Innocently German

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The claim of the Pegida movement – “We are the people” – isn’t just objectively wrong but also dangerously seductive.

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by Heinrich Schmitz
17.01.2015

The Aftermath of Ebola

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Calm after the Storm?

The West’s response in the fight against Ebola was sluggish at best. What lessons need to be learned in order to prevent such crises and help the countries that have been most affected by the virus?

Hard Lessons

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The sluggish response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa shows the same fundamental flaws as the global response to HIV in the 1980s.

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by Deborah Anderson
13.01.2015

Recovery Starts Now

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Even after the last cases of Ebola are reported in West Africa, the epidemic will have a lasting impact on the fragile economies of the countries worst affected. Investing in recovery now is the best way to avoid another health crisis in West Africa.

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by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
06.01.2015

The desire to optimize the body

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Every body

Too thin, too big, too tall, too small: we are permanently trying to transform our bodies. But corporeal improvement doesn't equal happiness.

Superheroes XXL

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For defying our terrible health norms, fat people are actually heroes – which tells us a lot about our society.

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by Robert Gugutzer
26.12.2014

Battle of the bodies

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Our bodies are complex, the systems which oppress them are many – and they can’t be wholly escaped.

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by Jennifer Copeland
25.12.2014
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