Digital Dirty Work

How Facebook & Co. Save Us From Evil

Day after day, the internet is inundated by a flood of digital images. We never come even close to seeing all of it. Why is this? In his investigative research, Moritz Riesewieck has focused on the quagmire created by the simultaneous endeavors of censorship and exploitation. His goal: to ...


What to do about Jihadists

A Policy Approach to the War on Terror

Frustrated by what he sees as patchwork politics, Omid Nouripour presents a tangible political approach for dealing with Islamist terror in terms of both internal and foreign policy. He holds that "IS" can be defeated by adopting a prudent combination of ideological, military, political and ...


France and the Rise of the Front National

What's stirring up France - and who's doing the stirring?

The relentless advance of the Front National is changing the French political landscape. Marine le Pen, the party's head, is quite clearly reaching out for presidency. Julia Heyer describes how the Front National


Germany’s Leadership Responsibilities

- Servant Leadership as political strategy

After seven decades of peace, freedom and increasing prosperity, Germany is the most successful country in the world in geopolitical terms. It has been actively involved in global security issues while steering clear of any hint of superpower politics. In the wake of its moral suicide in World ...


Twixt End and Beginning

Post-war years in Germany

The post-war occupation had a formative influence on both the Federal Republic and the GDR. How did the occupying forces handle their victory, what were their plans and how many of them did they manage to put into action? How did the German population and the millions of displaced persons cope ...

Sigmar Gabriel

Patronage and Provocation

He is arguably the most eloquent speaker in the Bundestag, the German Parliament-but the electorate is wary of him.

Since the days of Willy Brandt, no one has headed the SPD (Social Democratic Party) for as long as Sigmar Gabriel-but among his party members he is more feared than ...


Civil Courage

Civil courage is a virtue that enjoys high regard - yet it frequently has calamitous consequences. The appeal on the part of politicians, the police, society, teachers and pedagogues that we ought to demonstrate a higher degree of civil courage is tantamount to an incitement to risk life and ...


Just Getting Away

Child refugees

Hoping for a life after survival

Worldwide, the number of refugees under 18 is unprecedented. In 2014, Germany alone took in over ten thousand. They arrive on their own, their families left behind or lost. These are brave young people with strong personalities - but they are deeply ...


Islamic State: End of the Line?

The Arab world is undergoing the most severe crisis since the thirteenth century Mongol invasion. Many Arab countries have failed at even the most basic functions of state and seem unable to protect their citizens. In turn, the people are fed up with their rulers. The only remaining common bond ...

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The Gulf States

Quo Vadis New Arabia?

Hermann's analysis examines the recent history of New Arabia, which he defines as the Arab states along the Persian Gulf as opposed to the conflict-ridden Cairo-Damascus-Baghdad axis. This part of the Middle East is experiencing a comeback and becoming part of history again. Here, the ...


A Poverty Of Government

Or: What can we do to really help Africa

The compassion business

Africa is not simply a continent of war, disease and catastrophe - it is also a continent rich in both resources and culture. We offer seemingly endless development aid, but the sad reality is that this type of assistance destroys the most important ...


dtv-Atlas Politics

The dtv-Atlas series started in 1964 with its bestselling dtv-Atlas World History, and has been extended by a number of subjects ever since, ranging from natural sciences to music, from philosophy to health. dtv-Atlases are designed to be reference books useful for both experts and casual readers.

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