Alexander Herholz

Alexander Herholz studies politics at the University of Salzburg in Austria. He has traveled widely, spent a year in Asia and is fascinated by the role that capital plays in modern democratic systems. He is a member of Fair Observer's editing team.

ASEAN: Formation and Functioning

February 28, 2012

The formation and working of ASEAN. Co-authored with Mithun Selvaratnam. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an inter-governmental political and economic organization currently representing ten member states in Southeast Asia. ASEAN works toward merging national and regional interests in an economically nubile sector of the world. Its ten...

Sanctions on Hungary: What For and Why Now?

February 26, 2012

Hungary was recently criticized for its high budget deficit and its fiscal policy. For the first time, the European Commission (EC) threatened a country with loss of funding and went ahead to suspend financial obligations to Budapest unless it does not accept EC financial conditions. Alex Herholz argues that sanctions...

The German President Resigns

February 21, 2012

Analysis on the scandal which led to the resignation of German President Christian Wulff, and how this reflects on the accountability of public officials in Germany. On Feb 17thGerman President Christian Wulff announced his resignation as a result of a media campaign against him. This has shaken the German political...