Memo to Obama, Merkel, and the rest: This world of power, politics and terror is not run by 'gentlemen.'
History shows that every economic miracle eventually loses its magic. How much longer can China sustain such astounding growth?
Im Namen der Sicherheit sammeln die NSA und andere Dienste alle Daten, die sie bekommen können. Nur die Parlamente können ihre Maßlosigkeit bremsen. Es ist höchste Zeit.
A bomb-and-run attack against Assad would salve the West's guilty conscience but leave the country still engulfed in civil war.
Josef Joffe, spécialiste allemand des relations internationales, pointe les faiblesses de l'Hexagone.
Rebalancing U.S. forces is inevitable ? and a threat to world stability
President Obama, one year on
Why Europeans Lose Faith and Americans Keep Praying
As others see us
Stay to Win
Why Force Doesn't Buy Order
A little self-interest never hurts a military effort
As Germany`s Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer vociferously defends the very policie he once denouncend, infuriating the fundamentalits in his own Green Party
What makes a city great? According to Josef Joffe, the leading German commentator, it needs hungry outsiders struggling to become insiders. This explains why Berlin will never again a great city, even when it becomes the capital...
Answers from Europe are all over the map
If Europe cannot agree on the small issues of defence and foreign policy, how can it do so on the big ones, such as the use of miltary force?
After years of playing the whipping boy, the U.S. can do little wrong. The Ugly American still exists-but now he`s what the rest of the world wants to be.
Josef Joffe looks back on the latest twist in the middle east process and wonders whether Israelis and Palestinians can learn the lessons of the past 50 years.
The fabulous Bush and Baker Boys
What NATO Can and Cannot Do
Real power is rooted in leadership, which implies the consent of followers
Chritopher hinted that bombs where not a must
Bismarks`s Reich has been replaced with "asluggishly centrist regime that is almost boring in its normalcy."
Nicholas Ridley`s last stand was couched in the rhetoric of warfare, but nationalism is not what it used to be, says Josef Joffe- the reality lies in balance of payments ledgers
Mrs Thatcher did Europe a service
Tocqueville Revisited: Are Good Democracies Bad Players in the Game of Nations?
Dreams and Delusions: The drama of german history by Fritz Stern
A Report from Germany
Why the European Anti-Nuclear Movement Failed
Oder: Alle Geschichte ist rückwärtsgewandte Politik