Stephan Richter

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

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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Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum Run Away from Their Past

We are no fans of neo-liberalism. But look who is now suddenly disavowing it.

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North Stream 2: What the Germans Must Do for Transatlantic Solidarity

As much as the current German government would wish otherwise, the North Stream 2 pipeline controversy continues to threaten European unity as well as transatlantic solidarity.

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Merkel and Her Ill-Advised CAI Deal

What US and German political transitions mean for China relations.

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Merkel’s EU China Policy: Double Crossing Joe Biden

Surprisingly, Germany’s veteran Chancellor is replicating Gerhard Schröder’s moves to poison the transatlantic relationship — in her case by eagerly doing China’s bidding inside the EU.

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Mark Zuckerberg: Lindsey Graham’s Improbable Twin

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is spineless and acts irresponsible for commercial reasons, except for brief moments.

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Joe Biden and the US’s Pivot to Europe

Faced with the Biden administration, Germany must finally come to terms with its geostrategic obligations and commitments.

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Joe Biden and His Inner FDR

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Before the election, Joe Biden was probably inclined to morph into a modern-day Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Can he still?

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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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Putin and the 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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