Tag Archives: Germany

Lebensraum in Reverse – Modi Hitlerian Apprentice

Germany went to war against the Soviet Union mainly for “Lebensraum” (living room), territory needed for its national development. Modi is creating Lebensraum in reverse, pushing the minority population mainly Muslims, out to create space for the Hindu population. It will be interesting to see how Hasina Wajid deals with this, after all the deportees will have nowhere to go but Bangladesh.

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Reparations And the Crisis of Poland’s Foreign Policy

The return of the reparations debacle reveals how Poland’s international relations have been infected by PiS’ primitive approach to morality, history and sovereignty.

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Trump’s Meeting With Putin Blurs US-Russia Relations

A foreign policy expert takes a look at how the high-profile exchange between the U.S. and Russian leaders went down.

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Merkel and Obama: Fault Lines Behind a Friendly Face

If Obama’s visit to the United Kingdom and Germany confirmed anything, it was the extent to which America’s political elites worry about the strength and unity of Europe.

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Public Faith in Angela Merkel at All-time Low

For the pollsters it's clear: for the first time ever, a majority of Germans are now critical of Angela Merkel.

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Iran Nuclear Deal: The Public Opinion Hurdles Ahead

Polls in Iran and US underscore the mutual popular mistrust that could scuttle a final agreement.

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Europe’s Coming Battle

Forget the false frame of the West versus Islam. It’s not historically or conceptually accurate, and the two are basically on the same side against the crimes of al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. The real battle is over the soul of Europe. And the far right is rallying like it’s 1099.

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Paris Terrorist Attack is Europe’s 9/11

The Paris attack is touching the nerves of European politicians, as if to test their patience and maturity regarding Muslim communities in their countries. The attack could antagonize the European stance regarding not only the radical Islamist groups, but also all Islamic communities, even in their own countries.

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Europe’s Immigrants, Migrants and Emigrés

“Fortress Europe” was how critics used to describe the cordon sanitaire thrown around Europe by strict immigration control. But since the enlargement of the European Union, it is freedom of movement of people within the EU that is causing much of the resentment -- particularly in Britain, which may even vote to leave the EU altogether if she is unable to get some sort of opt-out to control freedom of movement of persons from the EU.

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Germany Struggles to House Asylum Seekers

Seven of Germany's 16 states have no minimum standards for refugee housing. As the political debate continues about how to fund and manage adequate refugee housing, Germany is one of 25 EU countries participating in Mos Maiorum, a campaign to round-up undocumented migrants launched on 13 October and expected to last for two weeks. 

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