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Angela Merkel –  The Last (Wo)man Standing

Angela Merkel – The Last (Wo)man Standing

The chancellor of Germany has been called the “Liberal West’s Last Defender” by The New York Times in the recent troubled weeks of international politics. President Obama recently…

Refugees, Climate Change, and Global Inaction

Refugees, Climate Change, and Global Inaction

In a September 13 interview with Der Tagesspiegel about Europe’s current refugee crisis, German Federal Minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière attributed the dramatic developments of past…

Germany – The Promised Land

Germany – The Promised Land

Traveling through Europe in all conceivable ways is a regular, unexciting occurrence for me.  I used that advantage of carefree traveling just two months ago vacationing in Italy.…

Europe Is Much More Than the Euro

Europe Is Much More Than the Euro

For the last few months, it has been nearly impossible to live in Europe without getting tired of the term “Grexit”.  “Grexit” has become a metaphor to describe…