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Stories of Peace and War

February 21, 2015 // Kathimerini - Cyprus - Greek

Historically, war and peace in Europe were interlocked with the success or failure of the balance of power among mainly France, the German federal states, Russia and the United Kingdom. The occasional weak links in this chain joined forces through alliance agreements to counterbalance the more powerful ones. These [Read more]

War or Peace

February 19, 2015 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

"It will not be said that France and Germany together have not tried everything, undertaken everything to preserve the peace." This declaration by Germany's chancellor could not have been clearer. Should Europe enter into war against Russia?

Really Looking the Other Way?

February 15, 2015 // Die Tageszeitung - Germany - German

The media are not too restrained now; they are too quick with interpretations of matters involving suspected Muslim perpetrators. But replacing the reflex “Muslim perpetrator = Islamist” with the reflex “Muslim victim = Islamophobic murder” doesn’t help.

Project to Build a North American Community

February 13, 2015 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Almost a decade ago, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) published the report "Building a North American Community," in which it proposed the building of an economic and security partnership, which could be defined as comprising a common external tariff and an internal security perimeter. This proposal is still a [Read more]

Barack Obama’s Shrewd Procrastination

February 13, 2015 // Berliner Zeitung - Germany - German

There are stupid wars like his predecessor George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, and there are necessary wars like the war against the terrorist forces of the Islamic State. Which category Obama thinks is most suitable for the Ukraine conflict is as yet undecided.
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