Category Archives: Opinion

Opinion: Armistice Day 1918 brought peace — and much more fighting

For the soldiers on the front lines, World War I introduced an unprecedented level of violence. But it was not the "the war to end all wars" — quite the contrary, writes guest author Jörn Leonhard. Continue reading

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Opinion: Trump fever unbroken amid blue ripple in US midterm elections

The US midterm elections did not lead to a broad rejection of Trumpism. Instead, by taking the House, Democrats scored a must-win as the GOP gained Senate seats. Trump fever is still burning hot, writes Michael Knigge. Continue reading

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Opinion: US midterms — a battle over principle, not facts

The US midterms have taken on a new dimension because Donald Trump has made them all about himself. While the vote is still wide open, the president has indelibly changed the country, says DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl. Continue reading

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Opinion: Iran’s options are either sanctions or corruption

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said that Iran will bypass "illegal and cruel" US sanctions. However, history shows that skirting sanctions have had catastrophic economic effects for Iran, says DW’s Jamshid Barzegar. Continue reading

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Opinion: Donald Trump’s firearms license

The campaign tone in the US midterm elections is turning ever more aggressive. But with his threat to use weapons against migrants, President Trump has overstepped the line, writes DW’s Dagmar Engel. Continue reading

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Opinion: Brexit, Brazilian style

In Brazil, a withdrawal from democracy is imminent. Fake news trigger hatred and politically motivated violence. No matter who wins the runoff election, the country won’t be able to settle down, writes Astrid Prange. Continue reading

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Opinion: Brexit, Brazilian style

In Brazil, a withdrawal from democracy is imminent. Fake news trigger hatred and politically motivated violence. No matter who wins the runoff election, the country won’t be able to settle down, writes Astrid Prange. Continue reading

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Opinion: The Pittsburgh synagogue attack is a wakeup call for Europe

The Pittsburgh shooting reminds us of the deadly power of anti-Semitism and its many tropes. Despite this, they continue to mark the dog-whistle politics of the European right, argues DW’s Martin Gak. Continue reading

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Opinion: Hitler changed the clocks – Let’s change them back

On Sunday morning, in almost all of Europe the clocks will be set back one hour. It could be the last period of winter’s standard time in the EU. Good riddance, says DW’s Ralf Bosen. Continue reading

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Opinion: Politically motivated violence in Trump’s America is no surprise

The US Secret Service intercepted potentially explosive packages sent to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. It’s too early to focus on details, but not to conclude they come as no surprise in the wake of Trump’s behavior. Continue reading

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