Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Separating anti-Semitism from criticism of Israel

Anti-Semitism continues to be serious a problem. But it is also being instrumentalized and used as a blanket rebuke of anyone who criticizes Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, says Ofer Waldman. Continue reading

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Opinion: Trump-Putin summit was a troubling media circus

US President Donald Trump clearly showed weakness in his high-profile meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. It was a diplomatic mistake made on the world stage, writes DW’s Bernd Riegert. Continue reading

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Opinion: A NATO summit in Donald Trump’s parallel universe

The United States did not break from NATO, but President Donald Trump sent wildly conflicting messages at the Brussels summit. The uncertainty over the future of the alliance still remains, says DW’s Barbara Wesel. Continue reading

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Opinion: Chaos rules supreme in London

As long as the UK fails to clarify who’s calling the shots when it comes to Brexit, Brussels will be condemned to idly wait. The power struggle in London brings the country closer to a precipice, says DW’s Barbara Wesel. Continue reading

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Opinion: AMLO’s election a turning point in Mexico’s history

Mexico’s new left-wing president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has all the political means he needs to reinvent the country, for better or for worse. For now, it’s best to be optimistic, says DW’s Claudia Herrera-Pahl. Continue reading

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My Europe: The Balkans at the World Cup – Are we really that pathetic?

When political conflicts make it into the penalty box, emotions run high. That goes doubly for World Cup time. This time around, nationalism is on the offensive – and journalist Krsto Lazarevic finds that pathetic. Continue reading

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Opinion: Anthony Kennedy retirement is a game changer for US

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s retirement could not come at a worse time: It allows a president who does not care to understand the most basic tenets of American civics to shape the US’s highest court for decades. Continue reading

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Opinion: By upholding Trump’s travel ban Supreme Court greenlights shuttering of America

The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban is wrong and will only fuel the president’s nativist agenda. But the ruling also holds another message, argues Michael Knigge. Continue reading

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Opinion: Too much, too soon — Ethiopia’s reformer has to slow down

An attack apparently targeting Ethiopian Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed has overshadowed the radical reform process he has initiated. It also signals the start of a new power struggle in the country, says Ludger Schadomsky. Continue reading

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Opinion: Turkey election must result in rebirth of a nation

Sunday’s elections will be a milestone for Turkey. The election must result in the rebirth of a nation ready to heal its wounds. Any other outcome would be catastrophic, writes DW’s Seda Serdar. Continue reading

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