Pushing back against the backlash.
Germany has been a world leader in taking in refugees, but a xenophobic outcry at a wave of sexual assaults puts the government in a tight spot.
A postcard depicts Adolf Hitler posing with a child and a Christmas tree.
Through the Nazification of Christmas, the regime was able to gain the support of ordinary Germans.
Pulling apart the European crisis response.
"First, do no harm". It's not clear that European countries even got that right as they navigated their way through the aftermath.
Angela Merkel is entering her first proper war by joining the campaign against Islamic State.
German migration to South Australia provides a useful comparison point on how to comprehend and work with the Muslim community today.
State Library of South Australia
The story of German migration to South Australia can highlight the experience of diverse communities, and what can happen to them in a time of serious conflict.
A toxic text – but we can learn from it…
Mein Kampf will be reprinted in Germany next year – and it could have a surprisingly positive effect.
Welcoming migrants and integrating them is a national security issue.
The attacks in Paris are putting refugees in the crosshairs, yet it's the integration of these and past migrants that are key to the security of Europe.
Anti-immigration march in Riesa, Germany, September 9 2015.
Many Western policies that aim to prevent terrorism may actually be causing it.
Günter Schabowski at his fateful press conference.
Günter Schabowski's press conference in November 1989 helped trigger the collapse of the Berlin wall. Was it really as much of an accident as we like to think?
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s last collaboration The Seven Deadly Sins, first performed in 1933, in circumstances not dissimilar than those we face today. Pictured: Meow Meow.
Victorian Opera this week stages The Seven Deadly Sins, the final collaboration between Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht. First staged in 1933, it is a masterpiece by two of the most revolutionary artists of Weimar Germany.
The European Union was billed as the most important post-WWII peace project. It has failed.
Arriving in Lesbos, Greece from Syria.
Afghan, Syrian and Eritrean refugees keep arriving on Europe’s shores, reputedly at an increasing rate. They attempt to traverse the Mediterranean by land and sea, presumably hastened by Putin’s bombing…
Obama and Kerry discuss the Iran nuclear deal at the White House, September 10 2015.
With the Iran deal, Obama may be repeating a famous strategic misstep from World War II.
A 91-year-old radio operator from Auschwitz death camp has been charged as an accessory to the murder of 260,000 inmates of the notorious death camp.
The new Labour leader has been pilloried for extolling public ownership. In fact, he's bang on trend.
Obama owes these three a thank you note.
As President Obama writes his thank you notes to Democrats in Congress who helped him pass the accord, he better not forget about his European partners.
Another chance? Tsipras seeks a new mandate.
An opposition politician and academic argues that new revelations from the Syriza leadership imply that the Prime Minister misled the Greek people.
Refugees are escorted to especially chartered trains after they arrived at the main train station in Munich.
How asylum seekers became political pawns in Germany's foreign policy agenda.
The message from Germany.
What happens to energy policy when democracy takes a back seat -- and no one mentions the war.
Germany is doing most of the heavy lifting.
Europe has long struggled to share the burden fairly and now the situation is at breaking point.