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?
Didi Kirsten Tatlow 22. November 2018
For decades, Sinologists who were largely blind to China’s expansive power politics have dominated Germany’s political advice circles, cultivating an image of China that our author calls “Late Orientalism”. Shaped...
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.
Analysis Sandra Detzer und Sebastian Schaffer 24. August 2018
Sandra Detzer und Sebastian Schaffer of the German Greens travel to Sweden where the right-wing-populist “Sweden Democrats” could win the election in September. But where danger is, rescue also grows:...
Antonella Forganni 28. February 2018
During the election campaign, appealing to people’s anger and demonizing the opponents is the most common strategy. Political programs hardly matter. The political landscape is highly fragmented. In election polls,...
Analysis Karen Horn 31. January 2018
Karen Horn reminds us of forgotten, pioneering thinkers on liberty and highlights the necessary contradiction within which a modern liberalism exists: the tension between limiting state influence and recognizing that influence...