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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.
By Joschka Fischer - Nov 08,2014
“War,” said the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus, is the “father of all things”.  In view of the bloody — indeed barbaric — events in the Middle East (and in Iraq and Syria in particular), one might be tempted to agree, even though su
By Joschka Fischer - May 03,2014
Grand political strategy and everyday experience often have a lot in common. Try, for example, to swallow a salami whole, and you will probably choke to death. In the world of high politics, people behave no differently: they slice their salami before consuming it.
By Joschka Fischer - Mar 27,2014
For far too long, the West has harboured illusions about Vladimir Putin’s Russia — illusions that have now been shattered on the Crimean peninsula. The West could (and should) have known better: Ever since his first term in office as Russian president, Putin’s
By Joschka Fischer - Jan 30,2014
This year marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, which is reason enough to reflect on what this seminal European catastrophe teaches us today. Indeed, the Great War’s consequences for international relations and the global system of states continue to be
By Joschka Fischer - Jan 04,2014
The European Union has probably never experienced anything like it before: Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s government pretended to negotiate an association agreement, only to back out at the last minute.



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