Joschka Fischer
Joschka Fischer On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: Ever Closer Union or Common Market?

BERLIN – At stake in the United Kingdom’s upcoming referendum on whether to remain a member of the European Union is the nature of the EU itself. The UK wants a different kind of Europe than the one that More...

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Joschka Fischer On Monday, February 1st, 2016

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: Welcome to the Twenty-First Century

BERLIN – The start of 2016 has been anything but calm. Falling equity prices in China have destabilized markets worldwide. Emerging economies seem to have stalled. The price of oil has plunged, pushing petroleum More...

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Joschka Fischer On Monday, December 28th, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: The Fascism of the Affluent

BERLIN – There is an alarming political shift to the right occurring on both sides of the Atlantic, linked to the growing force of openly chauvinist political parties and figures: Donald Trump in the United More...

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Joschka Fischer On Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: The Return of Geopolitics to Europe

BERLIN – With Russia’s military invasion and annexation of Crimea, and the subsequent war in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin has made it abundantly clear that he has no intention of respecting More...

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Joschka Fischer On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: Europe’s Reality Check

Until a few weeks ago, Europeans believed they lived in a kind of sanctuary, insulated from the world’s current conflicts. Certainly, the news and images of drowned migrants were dreadful; but the tragedy More...

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Joschka Fischer On Monday, August 24th, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: Europe’s Migration Paralysis

BERLIN – For many centuries, Europe was a continent plagued by wars, famines, and poverty. Millions of Europeans were driven to emigrate by economic and social deprivation. They sailed across the Atlantic More...

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Joschka Fischer On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: The Return of the Ugly German

 During the long night of negotiations over Greece on July 12-13, something fundamental to the European Union cracked. Since then, Europeans have been living in a different kind of EU. What changed that More...

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Joschka Fischer On Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: The Irrelevant Seven

The latest G-7 summit, in the beautiful Alpine setting of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany, has come and gone. No longer the G-8, owing to Russia’s suspension, the forum is again composed exclusively More...

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Joschka Fischer On Saturday, May 30th, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: Europe and Anti-Europe

 Since 2008, when the global financial crisis erupted, the European Union has been confronted by a succession of crises: the escalating Greek crisis; Russian revanchism in Ukraine; and the refugee crisis More...

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Joschka Fischer On Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: Tsipras in Dreamland

One can only feel sorry for Greece. For more than five years, the “troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) has made it the object of a failed More...

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