Religion and the Revolutions of 1989

By Lucian Leustean

On October 9, 1989, a small crowd gathered to hold prayers for peace at the St. Nicholas Church in the East German city of Leipzig. On this particular day, their prayers spread from the sanctuary of the church to every street of the city and beyond.

Want, Waste or War? A Conversation About the Global Resource Nexus


he 2011-2012 fellows of the Transatlantic Academy held a book launch on December 10 for Want, Waste or War? The Global Resource Nexus and the Struggle for Land, Energy, Food, Water and Minerals, based on the 2012 report of the Academy and published by Routledge in November.

Sand in the Wheels of Globalization

By Thomas Straubhaar

In 2014, Europeans celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain which had separated the continent into East and West for decades. The end of the Berlin Wall was not just the end of the Cold War. It was also the beginning of a new era – the golden age of globalization.

Eastern Mediterranean Gas Won’t Solve Europe’s Energy Dilemmas

The energy ministers of Israel, Cyprus, and Greece are talking up possible natural gas exports from their countries as a way of diversifying Europe’s energy supplies away from Russia. They have lobbied the European Commission to conduct a feasibility study for an undersea gas pipeline to bring Israeli and Cypriot gas to Europe via Greece.