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By Joschka Fischer - Nov 16,2022
BERLIN  —  It is a common human prejudice to believe that everything was better in the past. But this bias rarely stands up to scrutiny, and perceptions of past Franco-German relations are no exception.
By Joschka Fischer - Oct 12,2022
BERLIN  —  Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine is an attempt to turn back the clock to a time when Russia was a superpower that dominated Eastern Europe. Yet in what amounts to an effort to change the outcome of the Cold War, Putin has badly overestimated his capabilities.
By Joschka Fischer - Sep 01,2022
BERLIN — The world is reeling from an extraordinary confluence of crises, including Russia’s war of aggression in Europe, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, sweeping trade and supply-chain disruptions, inflation, food insecurity, and all the morbid symptoms of climate change.
By Joschka Fischer - Aug 04,2022
BERLIN  —  I cannot recall a time during the past 75 years when there has been such a massive accumulation of major and minor shocks.
By Joschka Fischer - Jun 29,2022
BERLIN  —  Russia’s war in Ukraine will bifurcate Europe once again. East will be divided from West, and the frontier between them will likely be a dangerous, militarily secured zone for the foreseeable future.Of course, we do not know how or when the war will end.
By Joschka Fischer - May 29,2022
BERLIN  —  Though we still do not know when, and, more importantly, how, Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine will end, it is already clear that the conflict will dramatically transform the European Union.The EU was Western Europe’s answer to the explosive viol
By Joschka Fischer - May 09,2022
BERLIN — Although spring is coming to Europe, the continent seems to be experiencing a flashback to some of the iciest moments of the Cold War.
By Joschka Fischer - Dec 26,2021
BERLIN — Ever since the United States began reconsidering its engagement in world politics, it has been withdrawing — strategically and mentally — from many regions and pivoting towards the Indo-Pacific, , its only real rival for twenty-first-century global leadership.
By Joschka Fischer - Oct 30,2021
 BERLIN — In light of ongoing global political changes, there is much discussion in the European Union about the need for “strategic autonomy”.
By Joschka Fischer - Oct 02,2021
BERLIN — Germany has voted, and its seemingly eternal chancellor, Angela Merkel, is finally stepping down after 16 years. In fact, that is the only certainty that the election has offered.

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