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Paul Hockenos

Paul Hockenos is a Berlin-based writer who has written about Germany and Central Europe since 1989. His work appears in Foreign Policy, Foreign AffairsThe New York Times, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other media. He has held prize fellowships at the American Academy in Berlin, European Journalism College, German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of four books, most recently Berlin Calling: A Story of Anarchy, Music, the Wall, and the Birth of the New Berlin (The New Press).

Pushing back against the throw-away economy, the EU is designing an industrial policy around garbage.

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Germany's low death rate and quick payout of relief to workers makes a case for social democracy as preparedness.

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Could Germany's left-wing parties unseat Angela Merkel in Sunday's election? Only if they bury the hatchet.

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Can Angela Merkel circumvent Trump to build a multipolar alliance on climate change?

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Refugee scholars in Europe face tremendous obstacles. Now some universities are trying to change that.

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30 years after the Wall, the story of Berlin's anarchist utopia.

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In the face of Putin's rejection of democracy, Europe’s democrats must underscore the importance of the EU’s norms: social justice, sustainability, diplomacy, diversity, and freedom of movement.

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Does Joschka Fischer really believe in anything?

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Srđan Dragojević’s The Parade

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Romanticizing Germany's Urban Guerillas.

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Coping with post–Cold War Romania.

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Hungary’s ascendant right wing.

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