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Qatar Conflict

The proclamation of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is a sign of stability and determination in the Gulf region. The isolation of Qatar by Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Emirates is a strategic decision in favor of political moderation and against [...]

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Peace Now

Already King Salomon knew that there is a “time to every purpose under the heaven … a time to tear and a time to mend, a time for war and a time for peace.” Now a window of opportunity has opened up in the troubled region: New alliances between the moderate [...]

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We Can Solve Every Problem

Thuringia’s minister president Bodo Ramelow states that the lack of “a clear difference between the bourgeois-conservative camp and the left wing-liberal camp” poses a problem for German politics. In our exclusive interview, Ramelow also outlines his hands-on approach to the task of integrating refugees into German society and the labor market, introducing the idea of an integration contract…
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Sunny Side Up

Israeli photographer Daniel Tchetchik captures the effect of the Middle Eastern heat on the human condition – for better and for worse...

Free Trade

Tariff reduction stabilizes prosperity and peace. Isolationism has time and again led to disaster. We need the cultural values of liberalism…