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Muriel Asseburg, Peter Lintl

Annexations in the West Bank: Europeans need to punch their weight

Last week, EU foreign ministers emphasised that the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains one of the Union’s strategic interests and that they discourage possible steps towards annexations. In this vein, the EU and its Member States should send a clear signal, Muriel Asseburg and Peter Lintl argue.

Point of View, 20.05.2020
Maike Voss

“We have about a year to build the necessary infrastructure”

For the purpose of developing a coronavirus vaccine, the EU has raised around seven and a half billion euros through its pledging conference. In an interview, global health expert Maike Voss explains why money is not the only thing that counts.

Point of View, 14.05.2020
Dušan Reljić

Geopolitics and loans: The EU does not want to lose the Western Balkans

The European Commission promises 3.3 billion € to help the Western Balkan countries mitigate the impact of the pandemic and bring them closer to the EU. Without a fundamental change of direction, however, this initiative comes too late, says Dušan Reljić.

Point of View, 05.05.2020
Susan Bergner, Nadine Godehardt, Maike Voss

Global Health Policy Is World Politics

The Covid-19 outbreak is an acid test for the international order, which was already under enormous pressure before the crisis. According to Susan Bergner, Nadine Godehardt, and Maike Voss, the political will to shape health policy globally is needed to achieve sustainable success.

Point of View, 27.04.2020
Azadeh Zamirirad

Three implications of the corona crisis in Iran

The coronavirus is more than a health challenge for the Islamic Republic. The virus is exacerbating the legitimacy crisis and pushing religion into the background, says Azadeh Zamirirad.

Point of View, 09.04.2020
Lars Brozus

Foresight can help in preparing better for nasty surprises

Systematic foresight can help policy-makers to prepare more effectively in targeting nasty surprises such as a global pandemic. However, they still have to balance competing interests, argues Lars Brozus.

Point of View, 08.04.2020
Salim Çevik

Turkey Preparing Early Release in Response to Crisis – Will Political Prisoners Be Excluded?

Ankara is discussing measures to reduce prison overcrowding in response to the corona pandemic. Despite broad support for the legislation, prisons will remain crowded. The central debate concerns the government’s intention to exclude political prisoners from the programme. An assessment by Salim Çevik.

Point of View, 08.04.2020
Volker Perthes

The Corona Crisis and International Relations: Open Questions, Tentative Assumptions

International responses to the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to have turned the world upside down. But are these changes lasting or transient? SWP Director Volker Perthes takes a first look at the implications for international politics.

Point of View, 31.03.2020
Andrea Schmitz

Someone Else’s Virus

Until very recently Central Asia remained a blank on the maps showing the spread of Covid-19. In the meantime the virus has appeared there too, and most countries are implementing the same protective measures used elsewhere. But, as Andrea Schmitz observes, Tajikistan is following a different strategy.

Point of View, 27.03.2020
Nicolai von Ondarza, Bettina Rudloff, Paweł Tokarski

Corona Crisis: Italy Needs European Solidarity – Now

The corona virus is spreading around Europe at an alarming rate. Italy is currently the country worst affected. Nicolai von Ondarza, Bettina Rudloff and Pawel Tokarski argue that the states of Europe can and must stand together.

Point of View, 13.03.2020
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