Liberal Democracy today faces pressure everywhere. How can we preserve an open society, defend our freedom and strengthen social cohesion?
In times of fundamental economic, social and technical change, there is a growing need for security. Which answers does liberal democracy provide?
Today’s resource-consuming economies are not sustainable. How can we “grow intelligently” and maintain a liberal lifestyle without destroying global ecosystems?
Donald Trump and the advance of antiliberal forces in Europe are a stress test to the West. How can we strengthen Europe and realign transatlantic relations?
Democratic awakening has come to a halt in Central Eastern Europe. How can we strengthen EU unity and support the European path of Ukraine? And how do we deal with Putin’s Russia?
Essay Ralf Fücks 07. November 2018
Over the last 200 years, Liberalism has been a stunning success story. It brought forward liberty and prosperity for the many instead of privileges for the few. Yet, today liberal thinking and...
Analysis Ralf Fücks 15. October 2018
A summary of the elections in Bavaria, one of the major German states with more then 9 million voters.
From the Media Ralf Fücks 04. April 2018
Society is caught up in a whirlwind of change. The power of liberal democracies is dwindling and the political balance in the world is shifting. An interview with Ralf Fücks on...
Ralf Fücks 05. March 2018
What the decision for another „Grand Coalition” led by Chancellor Merkel implies for Germany, EU and the Transatlantic Alliance.
Comment Ralf Fücks 08. February 2018
In the coalition agreement, the CDU and the SPD dodge important reforms and take a scattershot approach to the distribution of a great deal of money. The big challenges, like climate, demographic...
Essay Ralf Fücks 23. November 2017
The rapid pace of modernisation renders people susceptible to populism. In cosmopolitan milieus, this came as a surprise. Yet the warning signs had long been apparent.