Steinmeier in Syria

Posted by John Rosenthal

Just before turning up in Washington last week to consult with Condoleezza Rice, German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, went to Damascus to talk with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. No other European politician has done as much as Steinmeier to push the “Talk with Syria” line and indeed Steinmeier has already begun to follow this policy. This was [...]

The Weltwoche Interview with Ahmed Sheikh of Al-Jazeera

Posted by John Rosenthal

Out of area, but Trans-Int readers might be interested in the interview with Ahmed Sheikh, Editor-in-Chief of Al-Jazeera television, that I have translated from the Swiss weekly Die Weltwoche for World Politics Watch. The link is here.  

Germany Judges the World

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last month, a coalition of self-styled human rights groups, including the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, announced that it had filed a war crimes complaint in Germany against Donald Rumsfeld and thirteen other present or former U.S. officials. Other sponsoring plaintiffs include Germany’s Union of Republican Lawyers (RAV) and the French-based International Federation for [...]