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By Joschka Fischer - Mar 12,2018
BERLIN — The ongoing conflict in Syria has much in common with the Thirty Years’ War, which devastated the heart of Europe, particularly the German city of Magdeburg, the Aleppo of the time, from 1618 to 1648.
By Joschka Fischer - Oct 18,2017
Europe finally appears to have moved past its multi-year economic crisis, but it remains unsettled.
By Joschka Fischer - Sep 28,2017
The outcome of Germany’s federal election on Sunday was unexpected and disturbing, at least by German standards.The two main parties, the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), along with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), were
By Joschka Fischer - Jul 05,2017
Politics brings out strong emotions in everyone. Even the British, despite their reputation for pursuing their interests in a cool and calm fashion, apparently are not immune. Perhaps that reputation is merely a holdover from the long-gone British Empire.
By Joschka Fischer - Jun 08,2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has never been regarded as an especially inspiring orator.
By Joschka Fischer - Apr 04,2017
Decades after the end of the Korean War and the partition of Korea, the conflict on the Korean Peninsula remains one of the most dangerous and intractable problems of our time.And today it is more dangerous — and seemingly intractable — than ever.The North Korean regime is a remn
By Joschka Fischer - Mar 04,2017
Little more than a month after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, it has become clear that nothing good will come of his presidency.Unfortunately, the pessimists turned out to be realists: things really are as bad as they said they would be.Worst-case scenarios are now bas
By Joschka Fischer - Jan 30,2017
Donald Trump is now the 45th president of the United States, and in his inaugural address he made it clear to the assembled US establishment that his administration does not intend to pursue business as usual.His motto, “America first”, signals the renunciation, and possible dest
By Joschka Fischer - Jan 07,2017
After the shock of the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States in 2016, this will be a decisive year for Europe.Upcoming parliamentary elections in France, Germany, the Netherlands and possibly Italy will decide whether the
By Joschka Fischer - Dec 11,2016
Now that Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, the end of what was heretofore termed the “West” has become all but certain.That term described a transatlantic world that emerged from the 20th century’s two world wars, redefined the international order duri



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