Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s Long and Winding Road

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the first African and the first woman to serve in the WTO’s top post. But she faces formidable challenges.

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US: Can Pursuing Happiness, as the Founders Defined It, Bring Us Together?

No government can guarantee our happiness. That depends on our own efforts and luck. But government can make it harder or easier to attain happiness.

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Turkey: Erdogan’s Battle Over Bogazici University

Reflections on the fragility of academic freedoms and human rights.

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Immunizing the World: Can We Do It?

Global governance on immunization against COVID 19 has failed quite badly so far. The West will experience a blowback.

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Mr. Steinmeier’s Faux Pas: Pleasing Russia, Stiffing Eastern Europe

North Stream 2: Is the gas pipeline’s completion really mandated by history, as the German President has claimed?

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Is Democracy in Decline Globally?

Corruption and debt darken the global outlook for democracy.

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COVID 19 and the Culture and Costs of German Introspection

Why do we Germans learn so little from very relevant Asian countries in fighting the pandemic?

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Restaurants and Society After COVID: A Report from London

Open restaurants will lift the spirits of society as a whole. That is especially important for the young.

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Alexei Navalny: The Freest Man in the World

The recurring question of what freedom means in the political and the everyday world.

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Mr. Leahy, Why Not Go to the Supreme Court?

The German legal system offers a perfect way out of a great U.S. legal conundrum during Trump’s second impeachment trial.

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