Tag Archive for Außen- & Sicherheitspolitik

Europa & die Welt Debattenbeitrag Europe: Be Careful What You Wish For
9. September 2008 | Simon Green


The eight years of George W. Bush’s Presidency have not been easy for the traditionally close relationship between the United States and Europe. As well as the obvious external threat of terrorism, which has both united the US and Europe in its severity and divided them in their respective responses, significant friction has also been caused by differences over climate change and global trade.




Europa & die Welt Debattenbeitrag South Ossetia – What on earth were they thinking?
14. August 2008 | Ole Frahm


Most of the fighting in the short and turbulent war in Georgia has ceased, President Medvedev has announced that his troops are going to withdraw and the last Georgian soldiers have retreated from their positions in the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. While the smoke is settling on the level of “high politics”, Germany and Europe are left to ponder the war’s consequences: their relations with Russia and the Caucasus, their stance on separatist minorities and their energy supply.