Stephan Richter

Director of the Global Ideas Center, a global network of authors and analysts, and Editor-in-Chief of The Globalist.

The Rise and Fall of Diego Maradona: A True Symbol of Argentina

Why Maradona’s life and death has reverberated throughout the world.

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Made By Putin? A 21st Century Slow-Burn US Civil War

An overly lengthy transition period can be highly destabilizing even in the U.S. — a nation that deems itself a mature democracy.

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Virility as Political Asset? Trump as a Huckster and Hustler

To explain how Trump almost pulled off his reelection requires a deep dive into the less familiar buildings blocks of American culture.

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The “Untied” States of America: No Longer Just a Typo

Americans’ willingness to work with each other and to learn from one another is becoming ever more deficient.

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Beyond Wirecard: What Really Ails German Finance

Reforms proposed after the fintech scandal will not be enough to fix a shaky banking sector.

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Kamala Harris: The Woman Who “Liberated” Angela Merkel

Donald Trump is a compulsive misogynist. Why Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton and other women can now breathe more freely.

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The US and the EU: A Tale of Two Continents

Compared to the extreme disunity and cynicism that rules the U.S. political process, the decision-making process of the EU27 is a sea of calm and rationality.

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Saint Angela of Europe

How Angela Merkel could effectively operate at the just-concluded European Summit on the basis of a well-hedged position.

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How Facebook Plays the US Political System

How Facebook has gotten away with its constant abuses dealing with the greatest raw material of all time, data about human preferences and interactions.

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Your Guide to the Facebook Innocence Shuffle in 15 Steps

With its deep pockets and shameless leadership, Facebook has perfected the art of wiggling out of tricky situations.

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