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.
Attila Juhasz 16. April 2018
The elections on April 8, 2018 gave Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party another two-thirds majority in parliament. Attila Juhasz explains why this does not imply a broad support for the concept of ‘illiberale democracy’. The hungarian...
Dahlia Scheindlin 21. March 2018
The anti-liberal revolt ist not limited to the US and Europe. Tendencies towards an ‘illiberal democracy’ and ethnic nationalism can be observed in Israel as well. The Israeli author Dahlia...
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,...
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...
Video 23. January 2018
The EU as we knew it does not exist anymore. This is Ivan Krastev’s point of departure. The optimistic belief in the idea of progress that was widely held during...