After World War II ended in Europe, millions of ethnic Germans faced an uncertain future. The political repercussions of their expulsion continue even today.
East Germans feel alienated and powerless. They see themselves as second-class citizens, while outsiders live high on what is rightfully theirs.
When the wall fell – education equality did too.
The decision to move the Stasi files into the German national archive has sparked debate of how memories of life before reunification should be handled.
The collapse of the East German economy following unification has combined with racism and neoliberalism to feed far right support.
Young people from both East and West Germany congregated in nightclubs which were hastily thrown up in the spaces where the Wall had dominated.
It would be easy to assume that outbreaks of extreme-right groups in the former east are a legacy of its communist past, but the idea does not bear scrutiny.
Without its communist Soviet-style economy, North Korea would just be South Korea.
City decline is neither a fatality nor an urban nightmare. It can even be the background to a resilience strategy.
As South Africa became an international pariah, it began working in shady ways through even more shady operators, including getting arms from the Soviet Union and China.
Though the fall of the Berlin Wall did not bring along the utopia many had hoped for, it is a symbolic moment for the victors of the Cold War.
Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In the age of rampant consumerism, there is nonetheless an odd nostalgia for socialist regimes and symbols. What does it mean?
In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.
Apartheid South Africa started a war in which it could not maintain a strategic advantage. It misread the quest for national liberation and international opinion that undermined its effectiveness.
Don't mention the Cold War.