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Hong Kong on the 'Brink': City Edges Toward Precipice as Violence Escalates

Hong Kong on the 'Brink': City Edges Toward Precipice as Violence Escalates

November 19, 2019, 04:33 PM

With police firing on protestors and students undergoing weapons training, the situation has escalated dramatically in Hong Kong in recent days. The city is rapidly moving toward the precipice as the opposition's original goals fade into the background By Georg Fahrion and Bernhard Zand more...


Anti-Government Protests: Democracy's Crisis of Faith Reaches South America

Anti-Government Protests: Democracy's Crisis of Faith Reaches South America

November 19, 2019, 02:36 PM

For many of the protesters in South America, democracy has not been the guarantor of stability and prosperity it promised to be. Leaders remain corrupt, inequality is still rampant and no one has a viable economic plan for the future. By Marian Blasberg and Jens Glüsing more... Comment ]

Interview with India's External Affairs Minister: 'With More Weight Comes More Responsibility'

Interview with India's External Affairs Minister: 'With More Weight Comes More Responsibility'

November 17, 2019, 09:34 AM

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar defends his government's isolation of Kashmir and explains how his country is doing better on climate protection than the Europeans. Interview Conducted by Laura Höflinger more...


Deathly Silence: An Inside Look at Kashmir

Deathly Silence: An Inside Look at Kashmir

November 15, 2019, 12:43 PM

Kashmir has been largely cut off from the outside world for months and the internet remains cut off. Residents share stories of state violence and terror. By Laura Höflinger and Sunaina Kumar more...

Nord Stream 2: The Cold War Returns to Germany

Nord Stream 2: The Cold War Returns to Germany

November 14, 2019, 12:30 PM

Shortly before its completion, the United States aims to torpedo the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project that would carry natural gas from Russia to Germany. Berlin is caught between the fronts in a global conflict over energy. By Frank Dohmen, Alexander Jung and Roland Nelles more...


Interview with Robert Kagan: Permanence of Liberal Democracy 'Is an Illusion'

Interview with Robert Kagan: Permanence of Liberal Democracy 'Is an Illusion'

November 08, 2019, 03:07 PM

Prominent U.S. conservative Robert Kagan warns that it is time for Europe to "grow up." In an interview, he talks about Trump's stance on foreign policy, the crumbling liberal democratic consensus and the precarious future of Germany and the EU. Interview Conducted by René Pfister more...

Middle East Protests: Iran's Influence Could Lead to More Violence

Middle East Protests: Iran's Influence Could Lead to More Violence

November 05, 2019, 01:57 PM

The Arab Spring may have passed over Lebanon and Iraq eight years ago, but now protestors in both countries are taking to the streets to demand changes to the system. The regime in Iran is unlikely to sit idly by. By Raniah Salloum more...


Tracking Baghdadi: The Hunt for the World's Most-Wanted Terrorist

Tracking Baghdadi: The Hunt for the World's Most-Wanted Terrorist

November 01, 2019, 06:00 PM

For years, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the world's most-wanted terrorist. Last weekend, American elite soldiers managed to find and eliminate him in compound in northeastern Syria. How did he end up there? By Christoph Reuter more...

Wolfgang Ischinger on Northern Syria: German Defense Minister's Proposal 'Deserves Recognition'

Wolfgang Ischinger on Northern Syria: German Defense Minister's Proposal 'Deserves Recognition'

October 28, 2019, 06:29 PM

In an interview, Wolfgang Ischinger, head of the influential Munich Security Conference, praises the German defense minister for her push for a security corridor in northern Syria and explains why Vladimir Putin might even agree to it. Interview Conducted by Christiane Hoffmann more...


'Counterfeits or Falsifications': German Investigators Say Argentine Nazi Finds Are Fakes

'Counterfeits or Falsifications': German Investigators Say Argentine Nazi Finds Are Fakes

October 25, 2019, 06:41 PM

The Holocaust Museum in Buenos Aires recently obtained alleged "Nazi treasures" seized by Argentinian police in 2017. The objects are set to go on display in December, despite the fact that German criminal investigators have concluded just about everything in the collection is fake. By Jens Glüsing and Klaus Wiegrefe more... Comment ]