Gerald Knaus is a founding member of the European Stability Initiative, ESI. He has been studying the plight of refugees and migrants since the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. We spoke to him about the challenges posed by migration and the UN migration ...
Omid Nouripour was just thirteen when he arrived in Germany as a refugee from Iran. Today he is a Green Party member of the Bundestag. He speaks about the cruel impact that war has on a young life, how he came to view Germany as home, and the peop...
Germany is considered Europe's strongest nation, both politically and economically. Just like a century ago, it is viewed as culturally sensitive but ruthless when it comes to wielding power. How can it counter the fears of its neighbors and partn...
"People in eastern Germany believe they've been given a raw deal, that they've been shut out," says Bodo Ramelow, head of the regional government in the state of Thuringia.
Judith Enders was just thirteen when the Berlin Wall came down. It was a seminal experience for her - like many of her generation - and she put together a book about people's lives under communism. She asked people how it felt for them and whether...
"It's not by chance that I ended up in the arts and not in politics," says Shermin Langhoff, Artistic Director of Berlin's Maxim Gorki Theater. In the DW Interview Langhoff discusses both art and politics.
German historian Peter Brandt talks to DW about divisions in modern Germany, the future of the Social Democrats and his relationship to his late father, former Chancellor Willy Brandt.
Guler is Secretary of State for Integration in Northrhine-Westphalia.
"Africa and every country in it needs to go its own way," says the German Development Minister, Gerd Muller.
Niklas Frank is the son of the man Hitler installed as general governor of occupied Poland. Hans Frank was responsible for the death camps in Poland. Niklas Frank has faced up to his past. But he tells DW that the Germans in general have not.
"It's not borders that need to be protected but people," says Stefan Schmidt. He was himself arrested in 2004 as the captain of Cap Anamur after he led to operation to save 37 refugees from the Mediterranean Sea.
The far-right AfD has become the main opposition party in Germany's parliament. For four years, Franziska Schreiber was the right-hand woman of the party's former chairperson Frauke Petry. Now Schreiber has left the party -- and written a book.