On November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. The author Christian Mackrodt, born and raised in East Berlin, moved from suburbia to Berlin-Friedrichshain after Reunification. He talked with Julia Korbik about living in a parallel reality, drug trips to the Baltic Sea, and how he overslept the Fall of the Wall.
With two upcoming elections, Tunisia’s young democracy will be put to the test. Florian Guckelsberger and Lars Mensel sat down with the country’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Rafik Abdessalem, to discuss the need for demonstrations, the West’s preference for business as usual, and the burden of high expectations.