World Affairs

Changing times: the shadows of a new cold war

 As the shadows of conflict re-emerge, how much—if anything—can the cold war teach us about the future?  I. THE PARADOX OF THE BERLIN WALL In Berlin, Germany, the physical remnants of the cold war are scarce. Trailing along the path of the fallen Berlin Wall, Berliner Mauer, does little to yield any sensorial recollection of […]

Merkel’s many faces: a chancellorship of paradoxes

When Donald Trump ascended to the White House in early 2017, the repercussions for the west were as of yet unclear. His defeated rival, Hillary Clinton, was the candidate of orthodoxy; the status-quo figure, whose temperament echoed that of her would-be predecessor Barack Obama, was expected to reaffirm a dedication to multilateralism that had become […]

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