Tag: Olaf Scholz

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Europe: A Half-Life Period

Senior EU officials have been calling for unity and solidarity more and more often lately. This has happened so often that one wonders whether this unity exists in the form to which the continent has become accustomed over the past decades. In addition, if we follow the principle of cyclicality […]

Xi Jinping received Olaf Scholz

Scholz’s China Trip Raises Hackles

German diplomacy presented a riveting sight of “counterpoint” with Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hosting her G7 partners in Münster on November 3-4 even as Chancellor Olaf Sholz was emplaning from Berlin on a one-day visit to Beijing. The photo-op showed the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken flanking Baerbock at […]

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Ukraine Sliding Into A Real War

A recurring feature of the Cold War was that the United States almost always placed great store on the optics of a Soviet-American affair while Moscow chose to concentrate on the end result. The Cuban Missile Crisis is the best known example where the denouement was about the publicised abandonment […]

Presidents in Kyiv

West At Inflection Point In Ukraine War

Henry Kissinger predicted some three weeks ago that the Ukraine war was dangerously close to becoming a war against Russia. That was a prescient remark. The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a weekend interview told Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper that in the alliance’s estimation, the Ukraine war could wage […]

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India, Germany Сogitate On Ukraine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s short visit to Germany pegged on the Indian-German Intergovernmental Commission meeting in Berlin on Monday inevitably came to focus on the Ukraine crisis. The western media would have loved to grill Modi on India’s reluctance to criticise Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. But German hosts […]

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Holy Wars Have No Timeline

A French presidency official said on Saturday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “did not show a willingness” to end the special operation in Ukraine during a call with President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the weekend. The Russian readout said Putin informed the two European leaders  of “the real situation […]