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Expertise: Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe; Migration and Development; European Union; Protest and Social Movements; Racism and Nationalism; Globalization and Conflict; Transatlantic Relations.
Paul Hockenos is a New York- and Berlin-based author and political analyst who has written about European affairs since 1989. His articles and commentaries have appeared in World Policy Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, New Statesman, Boston Review, Internationale Politik, The Nation, Die Tageszeitung, In These Times, Christian Science Monitor, as well as many other periodicals in Europe and North America.
As a journalist, Hockenos covered the democratic revolutions of 1989-90 from Central Europe and authored the first book about extreme nationalist and far-right movements in the region. Free to Hate: The Rise of the Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe (Routledge, 1993) examines the emergence of extremist political parties and figures after the breakup of the Eastern bloc in East Germany, Poland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia.
Skidmore College, BA in Political Economy
Free University Berlin, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, graduate studies University of Sussex, MA in Social and Political Thought
"He's Not Alone," Foreign Policy, April 19, 2012.
"The Merkelization of Europe," Foreign Policy, December 9, 2011.
"Europe's Incentive Plans for Spurring E.V. Sales," The New York Times, July 29, 2011.
"Foreign Policy: Shifty Merkel Pulls the Plug," NPR, June 7, 2011.
"Frau Flip Flop," Foreign Policy, June 1, 2011.
"Green is the New Black," Foreign Policy, March 1, 2011.
"Past Forward," Boston Review, March/April 2010.
"Bishop's Critique Prompts German Debate on Afghanistan," National Catholic Reporter, February 3, 2010.
"The Year That Was," The New York Times, January 22, 2010.
"Is Germany's Health Care a Good Model for the US?" GlobalPost, October 8, 2009.
"On the Campaign Trail with Gunter Grass," GlobalPost, September 26, 2009.
“The New U.S.-Russian Détente?,” Foreign Policy in Focus, June 4, 2009.
"Germany's Turkish Obama." The Nation, February 2, 2009.