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Die Zeit-editor Josef Joffe on Germany 30 years after the fall of the Wall

November 9, 1989 was a "Glücksstunde" for both Germany and Europe. The wall fell and the continent's division into east and west was soon to be in the past.

But around the European capitals there were concerns. A reunited Germany in the middle of Europe? Could the ghosts of the past come to life?

Thirty years later, we look at our great neighbor to the south. Is Germany today a financial giant or a political dwarf who avoids war and conflict - and what happens when Angela Merkel soon leaves her role as chancellor?

We ask the German journalist and writer Josef Joffe, who is the publishing editor of Die Zeit newspaper and teaches international politics at Stanford and Harvard.  

Host: Marc-Christoph Wagner

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