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The election has not changed Merkel's mind – the German policy on refugees is still: keep them out and pretend you're not racist. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:30 PM Opinion

It was fun watching Frauke Petry walk out of the AfD's triumphal press conference this week. But it doesn't mean the party is disintegrating. more

Sep 27, 2017 2:00 PM Opinion

How the hell did the AfD get 12.6 percent? Wladek notes that even "The Left", and in particular Die Linke figurehead Sahra Wagenknecht, is moving to the right. more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 PM Opinion

While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. more

Sep 20, 2017 11:00 AM Politics

They’re losing their funding and their campaigns are increasingly desperate – but with their competitors in the AfD plagued by infighting, will the 2017 elections be the NPD’s time to shine? more

Sep 19, 2017 11:00 AM Politics

The AfD and their voters hate Germany's integration commissioner because they don't believe in integration. That's the whole point. more

Aug 30, 2017 4:15 PM Opinion

Seymour loves Tegel, no question about it, but he also knows when it's time to say goodbye. more

Aug 24, 2017 1:30 PM Opinion 9 Comments

In the aftermath of Trump’s win, Germans have been worried about the viral spread of fake news – and how it could play out in September’s Bundestag elections. more

Jun 1, 2017 1:15 PM Politics

Just last week the German government released of a study confirming the prevalence of right-wing extremism in the East. Researcher Emmanuel Droit explains the AfD's East-West divide, and why he thinks it's condemned to remain a protest movement. more

May 24, 2017 11:00 AM Politics

INTERVIEW! A chat about Muslims, Merkel and motherhood with AfD’s Beatrix von Storch, the most controversial female politician in Berlin. more

May 4, 2017 10:00 AM Interviews & Portraits 1 Comments

INTERVIEW! Writer and director Falk Richter takes a retrospective look at "Fear", the 2015 play the AfD tried to censor, and talks artistic freedom It returns to the Schaubühne this Apr 22-23 and May 20-21. more

Apr 20, 2017 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

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Bernd Stegemann

We asked academics and experts about the ride of German populism and what to do about it. more

Apr 3, 2017 3:30 PM , Zeitgeist

Political philosopher and author Joseph Vogl on how conservatives have been fostering xenophobia since decades before the AfD. more

Apr 3, 2017 12:00 PM Interviews & Portraits

Anna* is a friendly, laid-back Berliner who speaks fluent English and works at an international start-up. Formerly a Die Linke voter, she recently confided she’d now rather vote for the AfD. Here’s why. more

Apr 3, 2017 11:00 AM Interviews & Portraits 1 Comments

Long rumoured to be starting an office in Berlin, the American alt-right news site Breitbart is finally making its move – and they're doing it start-up-style. We've got the exclusive scoop. more

Apr 1, 2017 1:00 AM Opinion

You can feel it in the air... and we're not talking about spring. From Trump to Le Pen, Front National to Germany's own AfD, our April issue is all about that xenophobic, anti-establishment elephant in the room and what we can do about it. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 PM Features

With the recent rise of populist, nationalist and xenophobic movements such as Pegida and AfD, some have begun to draw comparisons with the politically turbulent 1920s. Are we in a Weimar situation? We asked right-wing extremism expert Hajo Funke. more

Jan 26, 2017 1:00 PM Politics

There is no tolerating Nazis. That is the whole point of Germany. more

Jan 24, 2017 12:15 PM Opinion

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Walter Crasshole empties his fag bag and vents on the issues of the day. This month: the curious case of right-wing queers. more

Jan 6, 2017 1:00 PM Opinion

How should we respond to the Breitscheidplatz attack? The same way we respond to any other crime, not by attacking Merkel and her refugee policy. Seymour makes the case for reason. more

Dec 22, 2016 2:45 PM Opinion

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