Germany: Angela ?ber alles

Presseurop Excerpts Out on the campaign trail, the Chancellor has been stressing the track record of her government. It?s a strategy that she hopes will keep her above the political debate and steer her away from controversy.

Injustice is becoming a norm

The publisher, Roberto Savio While there is a dramatic evidence that injustice is becoming the norm, not the exception, it is a fact that nobody is trying to curb it. Research by Nobel Prize economist Paul Krugman, shows that as… Continue Reading

West Asia opposes strikes on Syria

Atul Aneja – The Hindu UN envoy stresses Council mandate; U.K. may move Council but Russia, China lukewarm A groundswell of opposition is building up in West Asia against a unilateral western military strike on Syria, undermining legitimacy for the… Continue Reading

?No good options against Assad?

Presseurop* A week after hundreds of civilians were massacred in a chemical weapons attack east of Damascus, the US and Europe seem to be preparing for military action against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. While morally justified, any action must be… Continue Reading

Cry, Beloved Country

Uri Avnery* I DIDN?T want to write this article, but I had to. I love Egypt. I love the Egyptian people. I have spent some of the happiest days of my life there. My heart bleeds when I think of… Continue Reading

The Decline of E-Empires

By PAUL KRUGMAN* -The New York Times Steve Ballmer?s surprise announcement that he will be resigning as Microsoft?s C.E.O. has set off a huge flood of commentary. Being neither a tech geek nor a management guru, I can?t add much… Continue Reading

It?s All About Mao

By ZHENG WANG ? The New York Times WASHINGTON ? The trial of Bo Xilai, the fallen Chinese Communist Party official and former member of the ruling Politburo, is attracting the world?s attention with its tales of corruption, sex, murder… Continue Reading

Germany: Island of happy people

Eckart Lohse – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Looking at Germany from above, the country, despite its borders being firmly on the continent, resembles an island. A balmy island where living is a breeze. Nonethelesss, it?s in the middle of a choppy… Continue Reading