Germany Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:06:00 +0200Economic Downturn: Germany May Abandon Its Beloved Black Zero
Chancellor Angela Merkel is still clinging to her policy of a balanced budget, but it is becoming increasingly clear that Germany's economic downturn could soon usher in a return to deficit spending. Government ministries are already signaling a will...Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:38:00 +0200Radio Silence: German-U.S. Ties Are Breaking Down
Never since the founding of postwar Germany have relations between Berlin and the United States been as fragile as they are today. There is virtual radio silence between Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump and U.S. Ambassador Richard ...Fri, 02 Aug 2019 18:01:00 +0200Murder in Frankfurt: The Struggle to Find Answers to Random Crime
On Monday, an eight-year-old boy got pushed in front of a train in Frankfurt and died. The crime has horrified the entire country and right-wing populists have sought to instrumentalize it. But can such acts of violence really be prevented? By DER SP...Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:18:00 +0200To Russia With Love: Relations with Moscow Emerge as German Election Issue
With elections looming in three former East German states this fall, many leading politicians see rapprochement with Russia as a winning campaign strategy. But this perspective puts them in direct confrontation with Chancellor Angela Merkel's governm...Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:43:26 +0200The Huawei Dilemma: Resistance to Chinese Mobile Provider Grows Among Conservatives
In Germany, the debate is growing in conservative political circles as to whether it should prohibit Chinese network equipment provider Huawei from helping to build the country's 5G network. But at the moment, Berlin doesn't really have any other ...
Germany European News Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:18:00 +0200Microfinance in Cambodia: When Microloans Do More Harm Than Good
Millions of Cambodians rely on microloans to survive, even though the practice drives many of them further into poverty. Some of the money given out to poor farmers comes from Germany, yet Berlin refuses to acknowledge there is a problem.Fri, 09 Aug 2019 18:06:00 +0200A Clique of 'Pseudo-Adults': Britain's Elite-School Problem
Boris Johnson is the 20th prime minister to come out of Eton College. The school represents a system in which the elite stay among themselves and fail to see the problems of others. And it is becoming a serious problem for the country.Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:36:54 +0200The Death of Marie Sophie Hingst: Why It Was Right to Report on Her Lies
In June, I wrote an article exposing fabrications in Marie Sophie Hingst's blog about Jewish family members who allegedly died in the Holocaust. In mid-July, she was found dead in her apartment. Now, I am grappling with the question of whether my rep...Mon, 29 Jul 2019 13:51:00 +0200Challenges for New ECB Head: Will Christine Lagarde Pursue Tighter Monetary Policy?
As Christine Lagarde prepares to head the European Central Bank, the ECB's critics are urging her to stop the flow of cheap money. At stake is the economic stability of eurozone member states -- and the savings of millions of ordinary people.Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:42:18 +0200Showdown With Brussels: Boris Johnson Steers Into Conflict Course
Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his cabinet of hardline Brexiteers appear to be steering toward a showdown with Brussels. By doing so, he's also increasing the chance there will be new elections in Britain this autumn.