Europe

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

Will Germany Become the Military Power it Once Was?

August 7, 2019

Annette Groth discusses the three demands by the U.S to Germany to increase its military power and presence overseas, and the new right-wing minister of defense Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. For now Germany is loathe to send troops or ships to Syria or Hormuz, but Kramp-Karrenbauer has already announced her intention to increase military spending to 2%…

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

Over 100 Killed in Another Mediterannean Shipwreck as Europe Watches

August 2, 2019

Frédéric Penard discusses the efforts of small NGOs to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean, against the efforts of European governments to block the entry of people fleeing war and famine

Why Yet Another General Election for Spain?

Why Yet Another General Election for Spain?

July 31, 2019

Spain’s Socialist party PSOE and the leftist Unidas Podemos party failed to form a coalition government and now new elections loom if new talks go nowhere. It looks like PSOE’s lack of interest in a leftist coalition was the reason for the failure, says Sebastiaan Faber

How Do You Confront Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

How Do You Confront Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

July 30, 2019

Labor MP Chris Williamson talks about how to combat the austerity and right-wing policies of Johnson, and says people should stop worrying about Brexit

Growing Alarm in Germany Following Right-Wing Attacks

Growing Alarm in Germany Following Right-Wing Attacks

Partner Content Provided By: Deutsche Welle
July 26, 2019

In June, the fatal shooting of a pro-migrant politician sent shockwaves through the country. This week, there were two more incidents suspected of having right-wing extremist motives. The violence has left political leaders searching for answers

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans May Become Exposed To "Off The Charts" Heat

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans May Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

July 26, 2019

Climate scientist Michael Mann discusses the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves, just as the US, Europe, and India are experiencing this Summer

Uncertainty Looms Over Boris Johnson's Response to Iranian Seizure of British Tanker

Uncertainty Looms Over Boris Johnson’s Response to Iranian Seizure of British Tanker

July 23, 2019

Could Trump and Bolton push Britain out of the Iran nuclear treaty? Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi discusses whether Boris Johnson could act as the U.S.’s errand boy as he assumes power as prime minister

EU Elects First Woman President: Germany's Conservative von der Leyen

EU Elects First Woman President: Germany’s Conservative von der Leyen

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July 19, 2019

Members of the European Parliament have made history by electing the first woman as Commission President. Germany’s outgoing defence minister Ursula von der Leyen won lawmakers’ support for the role. She was voted in by a narrow majority.

Italy Prepares to Round Up Sinti and Roma

Italy Prepares to Round Up Sinti and Roma

July 19, 2019

Evoking memories of the Holocaust, when so-called “Gypsies” were targeted, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini uses his authority to call for demolition of settlements of Sinti and Roma minorities in Italy, and rounding up those who do not carry Italian identification papers for mass deportation

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

A Socialist Defector: From Harvard to Karl-Marx-Allee

July 16, 2019

Victor Grossman defected to East Germany while serving in the US military in the 1950’s. His latest book recounts his assessment of life in the US, in East Germany, and in the united Germany. We discuss the book with the author