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Germany will fall short of 2020 emissions target by around amount of shuttered German nuclear power

The German government has targeted a 40 percent reduction of GHG emissions by 2020, as compared to 1990 levels, but with less than three years to go …

In the Wake of US Climate Failures, Don't Look to China for a Panacea

A projection of what Shanghai, China, will look like in a world that is 4 degrees warmer (c. 2100). (Photo: Climate Central)<p>Since President Trump …

China

Luftverschmutzung - "Das ist doch kein Abgas-Skandal"

der Freitag: Herr Luhmann, wenn es um den Diesel-Skandal geht...<p><b>Hans-Jochen Luhmann:</b> Entschuldigung, ich muss Sie da gleich in der Diagnose …

Die Influencer markieren den Anfang vom Ende der Massenmedien (wie wir sie kannten)

Kein Wunder lief in den Medien in den letzten Monaten eine Kampagne gegen Influencer*innen. Da spitzt sich nämlich einiges zu:<p>Die Influencer*innen …

Democratisation, NGOs and "colour revolutions"

<i>"…power does its work by stealth, and the powerful can subsequently deny that their strength was ever used at all."</i><p>Salman Rushdie, <i>Shalimar the Clown</i> …

Geopolitics

No, Channel 4: Islam is not responsible for the Islamic State

Peter Oborne takes on British historian Tom Holland over the selective facts and misleading implications of his documentary on the origins of IS …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Eine Grafik zeigt eine erschütternde Entwicklung in den USA - sie muss auch den Deutschen eine Warnung sein

• <b>Eine neue Grafik über die Einkommensverteilung hat in den USA für hitzige Diskussionen unter Journalisten und Ökonomen gesorgt</b><p><b>Sie zeigt, dass in den</b> …

How I Learned to Hate Golf

The physical act of breaking a golf club is very easy — you simply raise the club in your dominant hand, shout something obscene and whip the traitorous implement as hard as possible into the earth. If your technique is sound, the shaft will snap in half, and you will feel a deep satisfaction that …

Golf

If 2.6 Billion People Go To War: India vs. China

A hypothetical war between India and China would be one of the largest and most destructive conflicts in Asia. A war between the two powers would …

Why Trump Was Right About Bush's 9/11 Record

The 9/11 catastrophe again became a subject of contention at the South Carolina GOP debate on Saturday. Jeb Bush maintained that his brother George …

Foreign Policy

Unheeded Warnings: George W. Bush and 9/11

Leaving nomination politics aside, if the question is whether the new George W. Bush administration could have done more to prevent the 9/11 attacks, …

Two Months Before 9/11, an Urgent Warning to Rice

Tenet called Condoleezza Rice, then national security adviser, from the car and said he needed to see her right away. There was no practical way she could refuse such a request from the CIA director.<p>For months, Tenet had been pressing Rice to set a clear counterterrorism policy, including specific …

Osama Bin Laden

‘The Attacks Will Be Spectacular’

An exclusive look at how the Bush administration ignored this warning from the CIA months before 9/11, along with others that were far more detailed than previously revealed.<p>“B<i>in Laden Determined to Strike in U.</i><i>S.”</i> The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, …

Al-Qaeda

General Clark’s Battles | The New Yorker

The first important decision of retired Army General Wesley Clark’s new political career was the long deferral of its launch. As Clark lodged safely in the rear echelon, the other Democratic Presidential aspirants spent most of the year hustling money at fund-raisers, finessing the Iraq question, …

War

Wesley Clark: '9/11 Buck Stops with George W. Bush'

<b>Democrat Clark Blames President Bush <br>for Sept. 11 Intelligence Failures</b> <br>by Nedra Pickler <br>Associated Press<p>Wednesday 29 October 2003<p>Democrat Wesley …

CNN.com - Bush administration rejects�Clarke charges - Mar 23, 2004

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Foreign Policy

Is the Shine Off Macron?

Within a year, Emmanuel Macron has gone from inexperienced political underdog to President of the French Republic, with an impressive parliamentary …

Economics

Trump’s ‘temporary’ battlefields in Yemen and Somalia

President Donald Trump’s administration has shrouded its position on drone strikes with secrecy, but glimpses of a policy shift are being displayed …

New refugee framework “dead in the water” without more international support

Uganda is one of the key testing grounds for a new approach to refugees that emerged from last year’s high-level summit in New York. That approach is …

Africa

Martin Luther’s Revolution

Elizabeth BruenigThe Protestant Reformation transformed not just Christianity but also our political and economic worlds.The post Martin Luther’s …

Theology

The solution to the Gulf crisis begins with Egypt

When three Gulf States decided to withdraw their ambassadors from Doha in March 2014, I wrote that the problem for those countries was not Qatar but …

How to Fix the Western Balkans

The western Balkans have reemerged as a geopolitical fault line. In recent years, as a number of the countries in the region—which comprises Albania, …

Were Humans Built to Drink Alcohol?

The “Indiana Jones of alcohol” on how beer launched modern civilization<p>A shorter version of this story appears in the September 2016 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>As a biomolecular archaeologist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Patrick McGovern, 71, …

Alcohol

How Beer Created Civilization

What led early humans to begin cultivating grain some 10,000 years ago?<p>It was beer — not bread — a growing body of research shows.<p>Archaeologists have long hinted that Neolithic, or Stone Age, people first began growing and storing grain, like wheat and barley, to turn it into alcohol instead of …

Anthropology

Why alcohol has always played a role in human civilization

At the end of a long day, there's often nothing more satisfying than sitting down to have a drink with a few friends. It's a way to kick off some steam, to talk through the things that have been rattling around your mind, a moment to breathe and just be in the world.<p>Drinking culture has long …

Alcohol

Why IPA beers have 'India' in their names — and how they fit into a key part of human history

Most beer fans — hop-heads especially — know the basic lore behind the term IPA.<p>The India Pale Ale was created so that the British could keep drinking beer while colonizing the world.<p>When India was a British colony, it was tough to brew beer there because of the hot weather. There wasn't yet …

India Pale Ale

Eight Myths About Migration and Refugees Explained

The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left. Here is what the research …

Refugees