Germany


The European Union’s Latest Migration Deal Offers Vague Answers To Pressing Issues

After nine hours of negotiation, leaders of the EU struck a “vague” migration deal announced June 29 in response to growing tensions surrounding illegal migration. The deal has been labelled a “compromise”, and in an effort to appease all members, much of the deal remains abstract. The timing of the […]


EU’s 2018 Migration Summit: An Influx of Migrants Or An Influx Of Populist Power?

There has been a dramatic change in the political landscape for migrants in Europe over the weekend as a new EU wide summit was reached regarding how the Union would deal with migration issues in the future. They key aspects of the summit include:  domestic control centres within the EU, […]


Africa’s Failure At The World Cup: A Reflection Of The Political Systems And Governance Structures?

There has been growing concern about the performance of African teams at major global sporting events especially the FIFA World Football Cup. With the premature exit of all five contending African teams, some Africans have argued that the poor performance of these teams is a clear reflection of the poor […]


The Consequences Of Merkel’s Compliance With Interior Minister’s Ultimatum

Interior Minister of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, Horst Seehofer, presented Merkel with a controversial ultimatum on Monday, June 18th, to impede Germany’s influx of Syrian refugees. CNN states that the new migration policy Seehofer is bringing to the table would allow Germany to deny Syrian asylum seekers entry into […]


The EU Face-To-Face With A No-Confidence Motion: How The Mediterranean Determines The Results

After the 2016 U.S. elections, populist governments experienced a rise in popularity. In France, the National Rally came close to clinching presidential office and in Germany, the Alternative for Germany won its first seats in the Bundestag.  Italy most recently joined this trend. On 1 June, a populist coalition of […]


Addressing Immigrant And Refugee Integration For The Future Of World Peace

The integration of Immigrants and Refugee’s into our ever increasingly globalized world is vital for the future of world peace. Nation-states still hold close to their national identity and to avoid the under-representation of minorities and clash of civilizations through social cleavages as described by Samuel Huntington, issues of integration […]


The Uncensored Playlist

The uncensored playlist was released on March 12th, 2018, in which musicians and journalists alike teamed up to exploit a loophole of modern-day censorship. Five journalists from five heavily censored countries aligned with Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Germany to break through the free speech blockade through the use of music. […]


Small German Town Simultaneously Hosts Peaceful Festival, Anti-Fascist Concert, and Neo-Nazi Hitler Birthday Celebrations

Ostritz, a sleepy German town on the Polish border with a population lower than 2500, transformed into a tense and heavily policed platform for political expression over the weekend when it played host to three very different events. The right-wing, ultranationalist National Democratic Party of Germany, organized a two-day festival […]