Struggle over new CDU-leadership: My take in Spanish newspaper Público

My take yesterday in Spanish newspaper Público on CDU congress about Merkel-successor – Kramp-Karrenbauer versus Merz – I was right that first candidate – Merkel favorite – will win very closely (copy versus candidate from outside) “Se perfila como un duelo entre AKK y Merz”, explica a Público el analista político Florian Hartleb. “AKK tiene las […]

Statements in The Guardian: “Is Germany’s media to blame for the inexorable rise of the AfD?”

Is Germany’s media to blame for the inexorable rise of the AfD? Ben Knight   Wed 14 Nov 2018    AfD politician Björn Höcke, left, with Pegida founder Lutz Bachmann, second from right, in a commemoration march in Chemnitz in September. Photograph: Jens Meyer/AP Political journalists in Berlin often do a thing called Hintergrundgespräch. This “background conversation” […]

Conference about the future of Europe in Vilnius/Lithuania (with former Prime Minister Kubilius)

In 2018, the Baltic States celebrate their 100th anniversary. After regaining independence in 1990-1991, Baltic countries have rapidly and successfully integrated into the European Union and Western political, security and economic structures. They are all members of the Eurozone and keen on its success. They also have a strong interest in further strengthening security in […]

My statements about AfD in Berlin Policy Journal

BERLIN POLICY JOURNAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018   SHARE      BEN KNIGHT , OCTOBER 30, 2018 The far-right AfD has gained ever more popularity since its breakthrough in 2017. The party’s rise has been aided by German media and politics, and its rise is set to continue. Political journalists in Berlin often do a thing called a Hintergrundgespräch. This “background conversation,” as […]

My statement about the new right-wing terrorism in Germany/Chemnitz (Deutsche Welle)

Deutsche Welle GERMANY 02.10.2018 Author Ben Knight Revolution Chemnitz: Why a German neo-Nazi group was charged with terrorism The seven neo-Nazis arrested in the German state of Saxony are facing more serious charges than previously expected. After some bad press, German prosecutors are now much quicker to reach for terrorism charges.      For many, the escalation […]

Just published a book about lone wolves and right-wing terrorism (Hoffmann und Campe)

Florian Hartleb EINSAME WÖLFE Der neue Terrorismus rechter Einzeltäter Download druckbares Cover Autor: Florian Hartleb Titel: Einsame Wölfe ISBN: 978-3-455-00455-7 Verlagsbereich: HoCa – Sachbuch Einband: Pappband mit SU Produktart: Buch Seiten: 256 Erscheinungsdatum: 04.10.2018 Verfügbarkeit: lieferbar   22,00 (D) 22,70 (A) 29,90 (CH)       Utøya, München, Macerata – Unsere liberale Gesellschaft ist in […]