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Schäuble, Juliane

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Der Tagesspiegel - Germany | 18/08/2014

Germany must finally take action

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has promised Iraq's prime minister designate Haider al-Abadi support in preventing the Islamists from advancing further. However the German government is still discussing whether or not to supply weapons to the Kurds. The time for deliberation is over, the liberal-conservative daily Tagesspiegel admonishes: "The murdering continues every second as the talking, weighing up and arguing goes on. And it is not happening in secret but with the world looking on. ... There is no perfect solution in such a conflict, no clear-cut black and white. In the end the decision boils down to what is the lesser evil. This is not a pretty realisation, but it is inevitable. After a week in which a growing number of voices in politics and society no longer rule out weapons deliveries, it looks like all the arguments have been voiced. The time has come to take action."

Der Tagesspiegel - Germany | 11/09/2013

A chance for diplomacy

There are growing signs that diplomacy will win out, the liberal daily Tagesspiegel writes in delight: "What a brilliant diplomatic move it would be if what the American media are saying is true: that Secretary of State John Kerry's opening the door for a political solution wasn't at all unintentional. Obama has revealed this much: he and Vladimir Putin spoke at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg about the idea of placing the Syrian poison gas arsenal under international control. Whether they also developed the plan of giving Russia the initiative so that Assad's closest ally could allow him to save face is only a matter for conjecture. ... What speaks in favour of this is that Obama has welcomed the 'Russian' initiative although his secretary of state had openly considered the very same idea, allegedly only speaking rhetorically, just a few hours earlier. That would be exactly what we call diplomacy: the art of (secret) negotiation. ... Clearly more people once again hope that at least the worst can be avoided through diplomacy."

Der Tagesspiegel - Germany | 06/05/2011

Obama morally a cut above Bush

US President Barack Obama has announced he does not want any photos of the dead terrorist leader Osama bin Laden published. The left-liberal daily Der Tagesspiegel welcomes the decision as it sets Obama apart from his predecessor George W. Bush in terms of governing style: "Photographs long ago ceased to be unchallengeable evidence. Any child can create a photo montage nowadays. Conspiracy theories abound, with or without photos. So the demand that the US president furnish evidence for the death of the al-Qaida leader is a non-starter. Not even Bin Laden's supporters who are now calling for revenge contest that he is dead. So why should we need a last picture? The images of men lying in pools of blood now circulating on the Web show - to the extent that they're authentic - the brutal nature of events in the Pakistani town of Abbotabad. And no one doubted that either. ... Obama took office with the goal of putting distance between himself and his predecessor, also in moral terms. With the decision not to stick Bin Laden's head on a spear and parade it through the media he has done just that."

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