High-income countries

A father-son relationship in crisis

Nassir Djafari’s debut novel illuminates a father-son relationship


Adapting to fast-changing German society in the 1960s

Nassir Djafari’s novel “Mahtab” tells the story of a migrant woman from Iran who makes Frankfurt her home town

Political economy

How Xi Jinping is exacerbating China’s economic misery

Market dynamism requires the rule of law and freedom of speech, so authoritarianism limits economic growth


Experiencing feminism in Uganda

In “The First Woman”, Ugandan author Jennifer Makumbi portrays the many facets of feminism in Uganda


How the Modi government is undermining Indian democracy

Hindu-supremacists are most awkward allies in the fight against authoritarianism internationally

Military deployment

German military stayed too long in Mali

Germany has to withdraw quickly from Mali – one reason for this is that the Federal Government failed to learn the lessons of Afghanistan

Ovaherero and Nama genocide

No real reconciliation for the Ovaherero and Nama

Germany and Namibia’s joint declaration regarding the genocide in the former colony South-West Africa falls short in many ways

European law

DSA is an EU effort to manage systemic online risks

Innovative European legislation regarding digital services may set global example

Corporate power

AI sector worries about what it is doing

A growing number of experts warn that artificial intelligence may be very dangerous

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