The parliamentary arithmetic suggests Merkel would actually be in quite a stable position if she goes it alone, without calling fresh elections.
Putting money into the hands of local communities will be a more useful antidote to the whims of world capitalism.
Indonesian, an engineered language made in the time of colonialism, is "the envy of the multilingual world". But no one speaks standard Indonesian on the streets. Does anyone speak the language?
Generations of Germans have worked to create a positive national identity based on difficult self-reckoning with the Nazi era. The recent election attacks that progress.
Early Vikings wouldn't understand nationalism – the secret to their success was to embrace other cultures.
Trump-style views on freedom of expression and patriotism have been found wanting many times before.
Australians boast of our warrior participation in every major war since 1899, and in every modern Olympiad since 1896.
As India celebrates its independence, the flag is on full display, but few people know about the complex origins of this ubiquitous national symbol.
Data show that many people who consider themselves ‘global citizens’ also harbor strong national sentiments. The two aren’t mutually exclusive.
New research has examined the extent to which charity begins at home for Britons.
What can we learn from the 19th-century Qing dynasty?
After years of propping up corrupt parties in the name of 'order', Kosovo's international backers have a very different partner to deal with.
One of the many roles of Vietnam’s fascinating “cult of heroes” is to ensure government control over religious feeling, channeling it into nationalism.
International student integration can (and should) be fostered on college campuses for the sake of national security and professional readiness.
A linguistics scholar explains why the loss of Arabic in Israel would be a loss of history, culture and possibly human rights.
How a simple bacterium traveled across time and space to become Japan's latest food fad.
The Conversation Global asked scholars from around the world what they thought of Emmanuel Macron's victory, and what means for their country.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
In India, a series of vicious attacks by 'cow vigilantes' signals that Hindu extremism is on the rise.
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism in one way or the other during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.