Political and cultural conditions in a civilization

20.10.2014

The end of emergencies

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We must continue to seek different interpretations of our age to properly respond to its challenges. read more

The future of the sharing economy

14.10.2014

New frontiers

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We’re about to approach the next tipping point towards a future of collaborative consumption. Some very important players are now needed to make that transition work. read more

Restructuring the Chinese economy

10.10.2014

Can China innovate?

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China no longer wants to be the factory of the world but a powerhouse of innovation. The country is on the right track, but many obstacles remain in place. read more

Resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe

04.10.2014

A new Exodus?

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As anti-Semitism gains traction across Europe, the continent’s Jews might once again have to ask themselves: Where do we belong? read more

Why Benjamin Barber and the Global Parliament of Mayors are wrong

02.10.2014

Mayors ruling the world? Let’s hope not.

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If cities are more functional than national governments, should they take over global politics? The idea may sound appealing, but hardly makes sense. read more

Mohamed ElBaradei’s vision for a peaceful world

15.09.2014

Change we should believe in

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A peaceful world may be a utopist thought but one worth believing in. If we give up hope, all is lost. read more

Paris’ cultural heyday and decay

01.09.2014

Paradise Lost?

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As tourism booms, France’s City of Light is no longer the literary and artistic mecca it once was. read more

German-American gridlock over spying scandal

23.07.2014

Don’t be naïve

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Germans are upset about the newest revelations in the spying scandal. But there is just one way they can actually change American behavior – and it isn't possible on their own. read more

ISIS and the return of terror in Iraq

11.07.2014

Down to Earth: Return to Mosul

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For millions of Iraqis the idea of a peaceful homeland is becoming more and more of a distant dream. BBC’s Yalda Hakim shares a story of ordinary people, who were trying to escape the horrors of daily life. read more

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