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Does it worth Germany and France taking refuge into the arms of Russia and China?

... government to seek closer ties with Moscow and Beijing - two authoritarian powers whose values diverge from the liberal democracy that Germany has built in the seven decades since it rose from the ashes of World War Two with American help. Chancellor Angela Merkel, a strong believer in the transatlantic relationship, has resisted. It's also no secret that French President Emmanuel Macron wants a Grand Army of the EU and a single EU Finance Minister to further integration of the EU into the United ...


The Queen’s Last Ball?

... perseverance in getting the event to happen, as well as to Wolfgang Ischinger for his political integrity in giving the Russian side such an opportunity. However, perhaps the most impressive speech was given by the host of the conference, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. Merkel was the true queen of the Munich ball; there was even chatter on the side-lines of the event to the effect that it was the best speech of her long political career. That, of course, is open to argument. I remember another rousing ...


Operation “Successor.” What Should Germany and Russia Expect from the New Leader of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany?

... Germany — the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) — has a new leader. On December 7, former Minister President of the Saarland and General Secretary of the CDU Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was elected the new leader at the party congress in Hamburg after Angela Merkel officially stepped down from the post. Kramp-Karrenbauer’s victory was to be expected to some degree, although it was by no means a given, as has been the case in past CDU chairperson elections. For the first time in a long while, the ...


Looking at Tiananmen Square through the Brandenburg Gate

The transcontinental Berlin–Beijing axis could become a worthy strategic response to the unprecedentedly strong and brutal U.S. pressure Which country has already suffered the greatest losses through the new U.S. strategy announced a year-and-a-half ago by President Donald Trump? Clearly not Russia, whose relations with Washington were far from perfect even under the previous U.S. administration. Nor is it Mexico or Canada: even Trump is unable to turn the tables on the United States’ relations...


My Wish List for the Bundeskanzleramt

A new government in Berlin is always a new opportunity — not only for Germany itself, but also for its international partners, Russia including I understand the fundamentals. Russia lost Germany back in 2014 or even earlier. Seventy-three years after the end of WW2 and twenty-eight years after the reunification, the new generation of Germans owes Russian nothing. After the Ukrainian crisis, no ‘business as usual’ is possible in any foreseeable future; Moscow and Berlin continue to sharply disagree...


Merkel Ist Kaputt: Germany’s Crisis is Britain’s Opportunity

'Stability' may ring sweetly, but in the EU's case, it has become a synonym of 'stagnation'. What the EU needs at this point is leadership Germany today is at a crossroads, divided, uncertain. Christian Lindner, Chairman of the Free Democratic Party, has walked away from coalition negotiations, leaving Merkel in political limbo. Whether the Social Democrats will again agree to a 'Grand Coalition' remains uncertain. The fundamental reason for Merkel's demise stands beyond domestic trouble, and...


German Elections Are over but the Suspense Is Still on

... Germany is most likely in for a black-yellow-green coalition (CDU/CSU, FDP and the Greens). There is no way of telling what kind of program they will generate or how they will share the departmental portfolios. There is only one thing for sure so far — Angela Merkel will retain the office of the Chancellor. Vladislav Belov: Germany: Elections Over, Uncertainty Remains The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs traditionally goes to the minors in the coalition, which means the Greens may have it. So far,...


A right-wing party in the new German government

... charge and designated parties, CDU and SPD, look similar. Too gibberish and far from facts were the appearances of Martin Schulz, designated candidate for chancellor of the social SPD. Too “mum-like” and an encumbrance to people the statements of Angela Merkel. Most other parties were toothless. On the other hand, the “Alternative für Deutschland AfD” (Alternative for Germany) – a party at the far right – was able to attract the attention all the time. Politicians and even more the media ...


Germany: Elections Over, Uncertainty Remains

... — 5.1 per cent [1] . For the first time in the history of unified Germany, the Bundestag will include seven parties and six factions, with a total of 709 seats. Despite major losses, the Christian Democratic Union and their Bavarian partners led by Angela Merkel emerged as formal winners, although the real winners are the AfD, which almost tripled its results from 2013 (4.7 per cent), and the Free Democratic Party, which returned to the lower house of the federal parliament with surprisingly high ...


Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies

... several years, Berlin has been officially criticising Turkey's National Intelligence Organisation, which, Germany believes, has intensified its activity in the country, operating through religious foundations, mosques, imams, and parishioners. Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a statement to the effect that the number of imams coming to Germany from Turkey has grown noticeably in recent years, which necessitates closer monitoring of mosques and various religious organisations involving natives of Turkey ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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