The Ukraine Crisis: Past, Present, and Future?

Is the Ukraine crisis a turning point in world history? And is this also a potential wake-up call for the “liberal American-dominated Western world order,” due to a conflict whose …

Ukraine has changed German policy

Following the Second World War, the standard German explanation as to events was, that nobody knew anything and that they all just did as they were told. Today, German politicians …

Russia’s war

When war becomes a reality, time is of the essence. Slow political responses raise questions about underlying reasons for reluctance. And as Russia wages war on Ukraine, how the situation …

Not about NATO

It was only after the annexation of Crimea in 2014 that NATO broke off cooperation with Russia. Until then, Ukrainians themselves were largely against NATO membership. To frame NATO as …

There Are No Chamberlains in This Story

But there are no Churchills, either. And Ukraine will fight alone. In 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arrived home from a conference in Munich. He and other leaders had …

Life as death

How Afghan refugees aren’t offered real solutions More than half a million Afghans were displaced in 2021, adding to many more forced to flee over decades of uninterrupted violence. But …

Present situation in Ukraine

Dear reader, In light of the present situation in Ukraine, TNP presents three pieces by local journalists „on the ground” covering different viewpoints of the situation. Powerless Ukraine Struggling to …

Cutting back

When I discuss the energy crisis with others, it always comes down to the point, that we’ll have to start cutting back.  But the question is, what exactly will we …

Pluralizing the mainstream

A pluralist mainstream requires a flourishing media ecosystem outside it. The mainstream has important democratic roles, but catalysing change is not one of them. By the time reports of the …

Not a very encouraging future for Europe

When I think about the near future of Europe, I’m at a loss.  My thoughts run between a dynamic and at the same time crumbling Europe, a fully integrating Europe …