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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…
Credit: Daniel Tchetchik

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…
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Let’s Stick Together

German Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel calls for Western democracies to be “more than a profit alliance of cowardly moneybags.“ Instead, they have to strengthen their community of values...