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A Small Step in Germany

Scott Malcomson | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Scott Malcomson

Germany is left as the major power of Europe itself, and to the degree that Europe projects power it will do so under significant German influence. But how, and toward what end?

Suicide Bomber Responsible For Deadly Bus Attack

Reuters | Angel Krasimirov | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

BURGAS, Bulgaria, July 19 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed eight people in a bus transporting Israeli tourists in Bul...

Iran Blocks German Chancellor's Plane En Route To India

AP | By JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 07.31.2011 | World

BERLIN -- Iran set off a diplomatic row with Germany on Tuesday by closing its airspace to Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane as it flew to India and de...

Germany Comes up Small on Libya -- Wrong Time to Duck Responsibility

Steve Kettmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Kettmann

Germany is the most important leader of unified Europe, but the clumsy stance on Libya has cleared the way for France to assert itself in a way that delays any hope of Europe coming of age as a combined political entity.

Guido Westerwelle, German Foreign Minister, Visits Gaza, Says Blockade 'Unacceptable'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Europe Welcomes Obama Afghanistan Speech But Few Pledge Troops

AP | DEBORAH SEWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — European leaders and top diplomats hailed President Barack Obama's speech defining the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, but few countri...

Guido Westerwelle, Germany's Openly Gay Foreign Minister, Should Be Sent Abroad: Commentary

newsweek.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Germany is getting a new foreign minister. Cabinet officials come and go in Europe's democracies, but this is different: Guido Westerwelle, the leader...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

This Past Two Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs

Guido Westerwelle, Germany's Likely Next Foreign Minister, Openly Gay

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Guido Westerwelle and his gay partner are Germany's new "power couple" – at least according to the nation's leading daily, which ...

Diplo-Blogosphere: Ranking the French, Germans and Brits

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

How are the embassies dealing with new media, and using or ignoring the tools that online video and blogging can provide?