Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Battle for Idlib also a fight against terror

Of course, the main concern in Syria’s last opposition-held province is the trapped civilians. But the area is also a stronghold of radical jihadis, writes Rainer Hermann of the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Continue reading

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Opinion: ‘No’ to a German military intervention in Syria

German politicians are currently at odds over whether the country’s military should increase its presence in Syria. Inflicting even more violence on the Syrian people won’t help, however, says DW’s Nina Werkhäuser. Continue reading

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Opinion: ‘No’ to a German military intervention in Syria

German politicians are currently at odds over whether the country’s military should increase its presence in Syria. Inflicting even more violence on the Syrian people won’t help, however, says DW’s Nina Werkhäuser. Continue reading

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Opinion: ‘No’ to a German military intervention in Syria

German politicians are currently at odds over whether the country’s military should increase its presence in Syria. Inflicting even more violence on the Syrian people won’t help, however, says DW’s Nina Werkhäuser. Continue reading

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Opinion: ‘No’ to a German military intervention in Syria

German politicians are currently at odds over whether the country’s military should increase its presence in Syria. Inflicting even more violence on the Syrian people won’t help, however, says DW’s Nina Werkhäuser. Continue reading

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Opinion: No peace for Korea

South Korea is trying to transform improved relations on the Korean peninsula into practical policies. But the same old basic problems remain, writes Peter Sturm of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Continue reading

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Opinion: Redrawing borders in the Balkans is a recurring, bad idea

The EU has offered Kosovo and Serbia the prospect of membership if they resolve their differences. A land swap may look like an easy fix, but it will only cause more problems, writes ex-Balkans mediator James W. Pardew. Continue reading

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Opinion: Bob Woodward’s new Donald Trump book no game-changer

The damning account of an incompetent and at times dangerous president in Bob Woodward’s new book has riled up supporters and foes of Donald Trump alike. But many Americans will simply ignore it, says Michael Knigge. Continue reading

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Opinion: Angela Merkel in Africa — A transparent tour

Thanks to her migration policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a popular figure in Africa. But her tour to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria was primarily for her voters back home, says Claus Stäcker. Continue reading

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Opinion: EU migration debate – let the showdown begin

French President Emmanuel Macron picked up the gauntlet thrown down by Viktor Orban and Matteo Salvini. He’s right to do so since strength is the right, and only, response to right-wing populists, says DW’s Max Hofmann. Continue reading

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