Monday, April 12, 2021

Reports

The EU and Erdogan – How the EU looses its last credibility in its...

It is now almost common practice in today's Turkey that political decisions, triggering a national crisis in other countries, are simply taken overnight. When Turkish citizens woke up on March 20, the president had fired...

Syria: “We will not be silent”

Heiko Maas, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Ten years ago, millions of Syrians went to the streets in Dara‘a, Aleppo and Damascus to demand democracy and respect for their fundamental rights and freedoms. The brutal...

Netanyahu – The dominant figure again?

Last week, the Israelis were called to vote again, fulfilling their democratic duty for the fourth time in two years. The turnout fell only slightly from 71.4 to 67.3 percent, so that despite the...

EU and the Palestinian question

More than a year and a half has passed since the last European Parliament elections, which ushered in new leadership of the bloc’s executive bodies, including the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and...

Naive or already blind? Milli Görüs in France

Even Thomas Legrand dedicated a chronicle to the topic on March 25th: the commentator of the most popular public radio station France Inter takes the floor every day with his “édito politique” at 7.44...

Lebanese Currency in Free Fall

Lebanon also knows how threatening exponential growth can be. The country is at the beginning of a third wave of corona infections. The hopes of being able to curb the infection by vaccinations are...

The price of truth in Erdogan’s Empire

It was February four years ago. Mr. G showed his neighborhood. The baklava room smelling of sugar, dough and pistachios, the hairdresser, the baker and the mosque, which reminded him of the time to...

Erdogan’s Rapprochement with Egypt

The Turkish opposition joins voices calling for improving relations between Turkey and Egypt and resolving any contentious frictions after years of strained relations, since Cairo had accused Ankara of interfering in its affairs and...

Death of an Arab Icon

The Egyptian Nawal El Saadawi embodied the struggle of Arab women for self-determination. On Saturday, she has died at the age of 89. She was the "Umm El women's rights", the mother of women's rights...

The Observer view on bringing Assad to justice after a decade of war in...

He turned his country into a graveyard. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, including 25,000 children. Millions more have been forced to flee. Terrible crimes – war crimes, crimes against humanity, widespread...