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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
By Joschka Fischer - Nov 06,2016
In his final address to the European Parliament in 1995, then-French president François Mitterrand, whose failing health was evident to all, found the following indelible words to characterise Europe’s great scourge: “Le nationalisme, c’est la guerre!”Nationalism and war were the
By Joschka Fischer - Oct 04,2016
This year and next, voters in leading Western democracies will make decisions that could fundamentally change the West — and the world — as we have known it for decades.In fact, some of these decisions have already been made, the main example being the United Kingdom’s vote in Ju
By Joschka Fischer - Sep 03,2016
Most of Europe’s history has been marked by conflict. American historian Robert Kagan wrote in 2003 that “Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus”; but Europe was for centuries home to the Roman god of war, not the goddess of love.Venus found a home in Europe on
By Joschka Fischer - Jul 11,2016
The decision by the United Kingdom’s voters to “Brexit” the European Union is not an example of the British black humour that I love.
By Joschka Fischer - May 04,2016
Since 2009, when the financial crisis that started in America in 2008 shook the eurozone to its core, crisis management has become Europe’s new normal.Indeed, crisis has followed crisis in Europe and this is unlikely to change anytime soon.Europe has had a financial crisis, a Gre



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