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Markus Heinrich

Managing Editor at The Globalist

Markus Heinrich is Managing Editor and contributor at The Globalist. He has a long track record of contributing to, and editing for, international publications – covering topics such as global security, development, sustainability, environment, politics, democracy, economics, culture and history.

Fluent in German and holding a Masters Degree in International Relations, he has been a contributor for Open Democracy, World Politics Review, Geopolitical Monitor, Friends of Europe, Defence Studies, Japan Times, Diplomatic Courier, The European Security and Defence Union, Foreign Policy Journal, E-International Relations and Salon among others.

Previously working for Development and Cooperation (D+C), which promotes sustainable development, global awareness and local action to solve global problems on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, he joined The Globalist in 2017.

Born in Germany, studying in the United Kingdom and now living in Ireland, he is a true citizen of the world – providing insight and a wide range of expertise to support The Globalist in its mission.

Selected publications

The Eurofighter Typhoon programme: economic and industrial implications of collaborative defence manufacturing

Water Scarcity: Cooperation or Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa?

Behind the headlines, Merkel’s refugee policy is working for Germany

New Century, Old Rivalries: Russian Military Modernisation and NATO

Why Brexit Will Be Hard to Swallow for British Food Producers

Germany’s Past: From Shame to Fascination?

War By Remote Control: Is It Becoming Easier To Kill?

Articles by Markus Heinrich

A Short Sketch of German History After 1945

Olaf Scholz’s “Zeitenwende“ was already the third such epochal change event in the country’s history since the end of WWII.

February 2, 2023

Yet New Forms of Inequality

While the world has largely focused on economic inequality in the past, the will to play God and use technologies to edit human beings opens up a potentially dark frontier.

January 29, 2023

Trump: The Big Lie and the Big Rip-Off

How Donald Trump scammed his supporters to pocket hundreds of millions.

January 18, 2023

After Qatar: A Roadmap for Activists

Is it true that reputation laundering or sports washing is why autocrats host big sports events?

January 13, 2023

Is Trump Above the Law?

What sets democracy apart from autocracy is that no citizen is above the law.

November 23, 2022

Brazil: The Global Benefits of Bolsonaro‘s Defeat

Bolsonaro’s election loss gives hope to climate change advocates in the battle to protect the Amazon rainforest.

November 17, 2022

Nine Acres in Athens: Democracy’s Rise (and Fall)

As a veteran newspaper reporter with only a rudimentary education in the classics, visiting Athens fed my fascination with democracy’s long struggle in the era of Xi, Putin and Erdogan.

November 6, 2022

Who is Rishi Sunak?

Brexit will swallow its fifth Prime Minister as Sunak, the hedge fund PM, fails.

October 27, 2022

How Europe Sidelines Itself in World Politics

Reflections on leading European nations in deep domestic trouble, including a Germany that apparently can only think of itself.

October 25, 2022

Xi Jinping’s Contradictory Choices for China’s Future

As China’s President enters his third term, his political preferences directly undermine the economic achievements he envisions for his country for its 2049 centennial.

October 15, 2022

Meloni: Mussolini’s Come Back in Italy?

Giorgia Meloni is a cynical, quick-lipped, unmarried mother who speaks French and passable English. She is many things, but she is not a female Mussolini.

September 27, 2022

Italy: The Taming of the Populists?

What are the challenges for Italy?

September 22, 2022

Liz Truss: Presiding Over the Sick Man of Europe

Liz Truss will have to deal with problems no UK prime minister has faced since Churchill took over as the German panzers were breaking through to arrive at the French coast in June 1940.

September 4, 2022

Needed: A Clear German Stance Toward China

Why the German government needs a new and tougher policy toward an increasingly aggressive China.

August 9, 2022

Bottled Water: How Pure Is It?

Microplastics from plastic water bottles can be found everywhere — in meat and dairy products, fish, human blood and even close to the summit of Mount Everest.

August 7, 2022

Deepening Transatlantic Cooperation

The world faces many challenges. More intense cooperation between the United States and the EU can help solve them.

August 4, 2022

Big Food Biz Vs. the Amazon Rain Forest

How to buy meat responsibly, plus: A recipe for Ossobuco.

July 7, 2022

Is Russia Fascist?

No previous fascism made it past its youth. This one is a late-stage fascism. It necessarily takes some styles and structures from late-stage Soviet Communism.

July 5, 2022

The Trump House: Season 5

Is it season 5 already? Have we really milked it this much? Yes and hell yes!

May 20, 2017

The Trump House: Season 4

No, you’re not dreaming. This is really happening.

April 17, 2017

The Trumps and the Fuggers

The Trumps want to become a dynasty like the Fugger family. Are they in the same league? Get the fugg outta here!

April 16, 2017

The Trump House: Season 3

Politics. Drama. Horror. Television doesn’t get any better than this.

March 26, 2017

Germany’s Past: From Shame to Fascination?

Not long ago, Germans shunned their country’s past. Now, they are far more open-eyed.

March 18, 2017

The Trump House: Season 2

A new reality TV show has gripped global audiences. Season 2 is almost here.

March 6, 2017

The Booming Global Arms Trade

Remember the "peace dividend"? The world, it seems, can never have enough weapons.

March 3, 2017

The Trump House: Season 1

A proposed new reality TV show could transform how we view American politics.

February 18, 2017

Ireland and Brexit: Behind the Facade

How ordinary Irish people think Brexit will affect the Republic of Ireland.

January 26, 2017

Different Under Trump? Why Russia Grates Americans So Much

The reemergence of US's erstwhile counterpart from the bipolar world order is an uncomfortable reminder that the presumed age of American hegemony is history.

December 28, 2016

Global Upheaval: The Sad New Normal

Instead of strengthening and stabilizing institutions, we are allowing them to fall.

December 23, 2016

UK Media and Brexit: A Responsibility Not to Misinform?

Press freedom is vital for democracy. But as the UK has proven, mass media also have the responsibility to be truthful.

October 26, 2016

EU Defense Cooperation: Threat or Benefit for NATO?

Britain has long opposed an EU defense identity fearing it would undermine NATO. Post Brexit, the remaining 27 members can forge ahead.

October 12, 2016

The EU and the German Risk

Germany is not just a core member of the EU, it is the core member. Being the EU’s biggest asset also means it is its Achilles heel.

September 22, 2016

The West and War: Culture Driving Conflict

When the world’s dominant culture exalts war, it is no wonder there is so much of it.

September 9, 2016