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By Joschka Fischer - Jan 31,2016
There is an alarming political shift to the right occurring on both sides of the Atlantic, linked to the growing force of openly chauvinist political parties and figures: Donald Trump in the United States, Marine Le Pen in France.Other names could be added to the list: Hungary’s
By Joschka Fischer - Dec 13,2015
For four years, a bloody war has raged in Syria.What began as a democratic uprising against Bashar Assad’s dictatorship has developed into a cat’s cradle of conflicts, partly reflecting a brutal proxy struggle among Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia for regional domination.This strug
By Joschka Fischer - Nov 07,2015
With Russia’s military invasion and annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent war in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of respecting the inviolability of borders and the primacy of international legal norms.It is time f
By Joschka Fischer - Aug 25,2015
For many centuries, Europe was a continent plagued by wars, famines and poverty.Millions of Europeans were driven to emigrate by economic and social deprivation.
By Joschka Fischer - Jul 30,2015
The latest G-7 summit, in the beautiful Alpine setting of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, has come and gone.No longer the G-8, owing to Russia’s suspension, the forum is again composed exclusively of traditional Western powers.At a time when the emergence of large, densely pop
By Joschka Fischer - Jun 02,2015
Since 2008, when the global financial crisis erupted, the European Union has been confronted by a succession of crises: the escalating Greek crisis; Russian revanchism in Ukraine; and the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean (which is inextricably linked to the regional crisis in
By Joschka Fischer - May 02,2015
One can only feel sorry for Greece. For more than five years, the “troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund) has made it the object of a failed experiment with austerity that has exacerbated the country’s e
By Joschka Fischer - Apr 11,2015
The “new” Middle East is now on daily display. Unlike the old Middle East, whose fate was determined by the dominant Western powers (the United Kingdom and France after World War I, and the United States from the 1940s until recently), the new one has no external heg
By Joschka Fischer - Feb 28,2015
In the last two weeks, the two crises confronting Europe — in Ukraine and Greece — both escalated. In each case, Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, were at the heart of efforts to achieve a diplomatic resolution. This is a new role for Germany, and the count
By Joschka Fischer - Dec 28,2014
The euro crisis, it is said, is over.



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