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About Paul Hockenos

Paul Hockenos is a Berlin-based journalist. He is editor of Internationale Politik-Global Edition and senior fellow of the World Policy Institute. He is the author of Free to Hate: The Rise of the Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (Routledge, 1993); Homeland Calling: Exile Patriotism and the Balkan Wars (Cornell University Press, 2003); and Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic: An Alternative History of Postwar Germany (Oxford University Press, 2008). His website is here

Articles by Paul Hockenos

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The Arab revolution: “We have a lot to learn from them”

What are the main social dynamics of the waves of revolt in the Arab world in 2011? Jean-Pierre Filiu, scholar and author of "The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising", discusses the question with Paul Hockenos.

Germany’s nuclear endgame: the lessons

The historic decision by Germany’s government to end the country’s nuclear-energy programme is owed to the enduring vitality of the anti-nuclear movement. Paul Hockenos maps the implications for the rest of the world. 

The 1968 debate in Germany

German collective memory is in overdrive to make sense of the formative moment of 1968. But what is being remembered and what forgotten, asks Paul Hockenos.

Kosovo's contested future

The international community is due to deliver its verdict on the future status of Kosovo on 10 December 2007. But the interests of the international actors deciding the disputed territory's fate is part of the problem, says Paul Hockenos.

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