Is the glass half full or half empty? Germany's tenure on the UN Security Council in review.
Originally published in Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Twelve people killed and 56 injured by hijacked truck driving into Berlin Christmas market 19 Dec in attack claimed by Islamic State. Chief suspect, Tunisian national, killed by Italian police near Milan 23 Dec; German police arrested suspected accomplice, also Tunisian, in Berlin 28 Dec.
The experience of Germany, with the largest Muslim population in Western Europe after France, shows that a significant Muslim population at the heart of Europe need not produce either violent Islamist groups or destabilising social unrest.
Originally published in Huffington Post
Originally published in Die Zeit
Originally published in Der Tagesspiegel