Stephan Richter

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

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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Change Is Coming to America

Nearly four years after Barack Obama’s two-term presidency, the political promise he represented might finally be fulfilled.

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US Democracy and the Age of American Impotence

U.S. democracy has devolved into a kabuki show. No real reform, no matter how pressing, ever gets done.

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Aspen: A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Why did all the brainpower assembled at Aspen have no solutions to the United States' biggest problems?

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