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Pohl, Ines

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Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | 13/06/2014

Global community must mediate in Middle East

In view of the disaster in Iraq the international community must form new coalitions, the left-leaning daily taz demands: "This is the first time that an Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group has managed to gain control of a chunk of territory that stretches from Lebanon to Syria and into Iraq, with the aim of establishing an Islamic caliphate under the rule of ultra-radical Sunni extremists. The international community must take action. And it must start thinking about entirely new strategic partners. As reluctant as the US may be, it must initiate a more intensive dialogue with Iran. In this conflict Israel and also Turkey are the allies with whom we must fight together for a common goal."

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | 20/06/2013

Not a speech for the history books

Obama's offer on nuclear disarmament was the highlight of an otherwise not particularly stirring speech at Brandenburg Gate, the left-leaning daily taz writes: "As so often, it's the choice of verbs that gives a true idea of the resolve behind the words of a politician. Obama spoke a lot about what he wanted to do, and once again failed to name a specific deadline [for the closure of Guantánamo prison camp]. ... A speech made up of empty phrases. A disappointment for everyone who'd hoped for - for what exactly? Clearly this sentence simply no longer exists, the sentence for the history books that embodies America's claim to lead the Western world. But there was something else. ... With his offer to reduce the US nuclear arsenal by a third, he pushed forward in perhaps the only area in which he can contribute anything positive in foreign policy nowadays: global nuclear disarmament. Pressing ahead with a clear commitment here deserves every respect."

Die Tageszeitung taz - Germany | 20/05/2011

German media trivialise rape

Ex-IMF chief Dominque Strauss-Kahn, currently in US custody facing sexual assault charges, has been granted bail. The leftist daily die tageszeitung criticises the language used in German media to refer to the alleged rape, saying it downplays the seriousness of the crime: "There are pages and pages discussing how men like Strauss-Kahn frequently have problems 'keeping their libido properly under control'. Instead of talking of 'rapists' ... they prefer to talk of 'sex fiends' or 'notorious ladykillers'. Major German dailies even talk of his 'genital area as a weak spot' or of how Strauss-Kahn could end up being 'thwarted by his own libido' and how he 'allowed his hormones to ruin his career'. And respected columnists are philosophising about whether 'Strauss-Kahn will be gobbled up by the sex demon' and how such a gifted man could be 'brought down by 'this business in a hotel room'. ... This proves that Germany is nowhere near as enlightened and equality-minded as it likes to pretend it is."

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