Stephan Richter

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

Why 9/11 Was No Radical Break With American History

As tragic as September 11 was, it triggered a return to the American past – a nation driven by fear, not optimism.

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Olaf Scholz: The CDU’s Best Chancellor Candidate

If Germany’s CDU had used an executive search firm to find a successor for Angela Merkel as Chancellor, it would have probably come up with an intriguing proposition.

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From Ideology to Confusionism: The End of the Isms?”

Are we finally reaching the post-ideological age? Given the complexity of today’s world, that would represent major progress.

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Are We Globalists Really Godless People?

Globalism, elitism, populism and God.

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Making the United States “democratic” Again

How the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule must be modified to restore majority rule and give the U.S. a prayer to be a modern, dynamic country.

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Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s Next Woman Chancellor?

In a curious twist of history, Baerbock holds the promise to execute on what turned out to be Angela Merkel’s highly misleading self-advertising.

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Biden: Appeasing Putin?

Putin’s little PR bluster games shows how much Russia has declined in the global league tables of geopolitical relevance. Why Joe Biden won’t take Putin’s bait.

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US Corporations: The US’s New Principled Liberals?

Republicans increasingly force U.S. corporations to act as a kind of extra-parliamentary opposition to protect their brands and consumer appeal.

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Reining in Facebook and Google: A Common Transatlantic Project

Big Tech media present a serious challenge for Western democracies. Tackling them is a worthy mission for the Biden Administration and the EU to work on jointly.

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The US Republicans’ Putin-Style “Managed” Democracy

Yet more evidence that US Republicans are close soul mates of Russia’s President when it comes to restraining democracy.

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