Ek tarz-e-taghaful hai so vo unko mubarak; Ek ‘arz-e-tamanna hai so ham karte-rahenge.[There is a style of indifference to which they are welcome; But our wishes, we will continue to list.]— Faiz Ahmed
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget,
After more than a decade of research and development, the US Navy stands on the edge of a paradigm shift. A recent report from the Congressional Research Service puts these technologies in perspective:
The Dalai Lama has weighed in on the refugee crisis, again, but with a far more skeptical tone. The spiritual leader of the Buddhist faith told the German press (link in German) that there are “too many
Entrenched political elites will sacrifice anything to retain power, including their own country. I happened to be reading two things at once last week that in combination led to some disturbing thoughts.
“City Upon a Hill” Once upon a time, in a distant America, the words “greatest,” “exceptional,” and “indispensable” weren’t even part of the political vocabulary. American presidents didn’t bother to any
The former head of the British Museum, now helping to create a German equivalent in Berlin, talks about our two nations’ contrasting attitudes to culture and memory, and why the end of the second world
Hitler’s megalomaniacal project to raze much of Berlin and transform it into his global Nazi capital killed thousands. Today, its few remnants are chilling, mundane, even graceful – and inseparable from
Shortly before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Lieber Code. The code was named for its primary author, Francis Lieber, a Prussian professor from South Carolina.
The grid system which the Roman republic exported all over Europe was never employed in the capital itself. The city has always lacked a coherent plan – save for the monumental temple that once towered
The sun beat down on the narrow wooden boardwalk. On either side, lush, impenetrable foliage hummed with insects and birdsong. It was sweltering — a cloying, sultry, sticky heat more appropriate for primordial
The Lazarus Project has a secret to reading invisible ink: capturing it with multispectral imaging. Sometime around the year 1491, the German cartographer Henricus Martellus produced an influential map
Americans aren’t sexy? Germany and Japan are entrepreneurial? Surprised? Those are just some of the findings of a study of 60 of the world’s leading nations. Germany was ranked the best country in the