We do not know whether Brexit will bring about more harm or benefit for Europe. It is a sad moment to see a great European country leaving the Union, and it also raises questions about the future of the UK as a mid-ranked European power and, indeed, as a united kingdom. The EU may come out of this turmoil institutionally strengthened, and its Eastern member states may be especially better off.
“These Britons are crazy!” is no longer just the familiar saying from the Asterix comics. On Friday morning, the news that the British really do want a divorce from the EU, analysts often did little more than invoke in incomprehension the bon mots from ‘Asterix’. By mid-morning, ‘Google News’ featured approximately 1,800 German articles that included the German version of the quote.
The rationale that explains the popularity and longevity of fictional characters such as detective Columbo also helps predict election outcomes and forecast the likely winner in the race for the White House
Regardless of who wins the US presidential election, two things will remain largely unchanged: America’s foreign policy and the country’s role in the world.
Mitt Romney is a cold-hearted capitalist. That’s the message that the Obama campaign wants to convey. But the entrepreneurial spirit is deeply embedded in American culture.
Digitization’s impact on learning is comparable only to the changes wrought by the printing press and compulsory education
Pictures of suffering and dying are spread in real time; globalization has thereby reached the most intimate sphere of human life.
The latest protests against the globalization are of a new quality: The managers are getting nervous – and rightly so.
Globalization is in full swing. The best proof of this are the attempts to stop it.
Does the refugee crisis spell doom for Merkel and usher in the end of her chancellorship? Not necessarily. After a decade in the job she shows remarkably little signs of fatigue and there is no reason either to believe she is daunted by the intensity of opposition her controversial migration policy has been incurring. Nor does a growing amount of personal defamation seem to sap her determination.
In a recent interview the associate director of Portugal´s border agency, Luis Gouveia, said that besides bureaucracy the difficulty in the resettlement of refugees is due to the fact that they don´t want to come to Portugal but to the Northern European countries like Germany or Sweden.
50 entertaining questions about the digital Revolution in Europe.
In the face of thriving nationalism, terrorism and upcoming wars Europe and the US need to build a strong alliance – otherwise they will not only harm themselves but one another.
The ship of global governance is weak and leaky. It desperately needs fixing if it wants to stand a chance in the troubled waters that lie ahead.
Energy is key in the global struggle for power. Depleting our natural resources will precipitate our downfall.
The notion of the universality of human rights is morally undeniable. Why do we struggle to act on them?
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A specter is haunting the academy—the specter of the undead.