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Nach der partiellen Schließung der schwedischen Grenzen für Flüchtlinge verhängt das erste deutsche Bundesland einen Aufnahmestopp.

EU oder Krieg
Luxemburgs Außenminister Jean Asselborn warnt vor einem Zerfall der EU.

Neue Lager
Die Innenminister der EU haben sich auf Maßnahmen geeinigt, die Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland fernhalten sollen.

Krieg in Europa?
Der ehemalige Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt warnt vor einem neuen Krieg in Europa.

Verletzte ausgeflogen
Die Bundeswehr hat 20 verwundete Kämpfer aus der Ukraine zur Behandlung nach Deutschland ausgeflogen.

Außen und innen
Der deutsche Außenminister moniert eine mangelnde Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für eine offensive deutsche Weltpolitik.

Die Verantwortung Berlins
Der ehemalige EU-Kommissar Günter Verheugen erhebt im Konflikt um die Ukraine schwere Vorwürfe gegen Berlin.

"Ein gutes Deutschland"
Das deutsche Staatsoberhaupt schwingt sich zum Lehrmeister der Türkei auf.

Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

A Remarkable Comeback
(Own report) - In light of the new buildup of US troops in Afghanistan, experts are warning of a new proxy war between NATO and Russia at the Hindu Kush. As observers unanimously explain, Russia has been able to expand its influence in Afghanistan significantly over the past few years. Moreover, the dismal results of . . .

Germany's War Record (II)
(Own report) - Nearly 15 years ago, NATO launched its war on Afghanistan. Under the occupation - with Germany playing a significant role - the economic and social conditions of the country are disastrous and the security situation, desolate. Since 2001, more than 220,000 people have been killed in the war, either as direct victims . . .

Forced to Flee (II)
(Own report) - Berlin is legitimizing German military intervention by alleging it is to combat the causes of fleeing. The Bundeswehr must undertake operations in Mali, "so that people will no longer have to flee the violence and hopelessness," claimed Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, early this week during her visit in Mali's capital . . .

Proposed for Killing
(Own report) - The German Bundeswehr and the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) are more deeply involved in extra-judicial killings of terror suspects in Afghanistan, than was previously known. According to reports published in the media during the final days of 2014, a German major general, who, today, is one of the defense minister's closest . . .

Liberated by the West (III)
(Own report) - Following Afghanistan's presidential elections, threatened violence could barely be averted. According to reports, one of Germany's cooperation partners - Atta Muhammad Noor, the governor of the Balkh Province - was responsible for the repeated threats to storm government buildings, in Kabul, if Abdulla Abdullah, the alleged loser of the elections, is not . . .

Lessons for Wars to Come
(Own report) - German foreign policy specialists are evaluating and learning the "lessons" of the war in Afghanistan, for application in future interventions. While the withdrawal of the Bundeswehr is still in full swing and debates of a continued Western military presence in Afghanistan are ongoing, the outgoing security policy speaker of the FDP parliamentary . . .

Facing a Power Vacuum (II)
(Own report) - Experts on Afghanistan are sharply criticizing the German occupation policy at the Hindu Kush. According to a recently published analysis, in 2003, the German government had deployed the Bundeswehr in Kunduz without thorough knowledge of the highly complex region. Due to a lack of serious investigation into strategic particularities and traditional factional . . .

Facing a Power Vacuum
(Own report) - German foreign policy experts are warning that a power vacuum could emerge in 2014 in Afghanistan, and that new proxy conflicts between foreign powers could occur. According to a recently published analysis by the government-financed German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), "apprehensions" have emerged that following a withdrawal of the . . .

Escalation not Ruled Out
(Own report) - Anti-NATO Protests are continuing, following the killing of demonstrators outside of the German army base in Taloqan, Afghanistan. Yesterday, several hundred demonstrators again took to the streets to express their outrage over a nighttime NATO raid. At least 14 demonstrators were shot to death on Wednesday. The Bundeswehr does not rule out . . .

A Political Retreat Concept
(Own report) - In the run-up to tomorrow's Afghan parliamentary elections, German government advisors have diagnosed a "dismantling" of the remnants of a formal democracy in Kabul. According to a recent analysis produced by the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin, the western occupiers are apparently no longer interested in "credible . . .

Permanent War
(Own report) - The debate around the modalities for troop withdrawals, due to begin next year, has become livelier, even before today's opening of the International Afghanistan Conference. A US expert in the Washington establishment proposes that Afghanistan be divided along an east-west axis. In the thereby separated north of the country, a continued loyalty . . .

Post-Treatment Elements
(Own report) - For the aftermath of the withdrawal of regular western troops from Afghanistan, the German defense minister is contemplating the perspective of constant interventions with special forces. If, in the long run, the Hindu Kush, "is to pose no threat to the international community" then an "international coordination of the engagement of intelligence . . .

The Most Reactionary Elements
(Own report) - Today, International Women's Day, Afghan women's rights activists are calling for the withdrawal of western troops from the Hindu Kush. The discrimination of women has remained catastrophic under the western occupation and the Karzai puppet regime the oldest and most prominent Afghan women's organization, RAWA has declared. RAWA's assessment has been confirmed . . .

The Habitus of Superiority
(Own report) - Afghanistan Experts are heavily criticizing the Afghanistan Conference that opens in London today. The meeting, that for months has been billed as significant, has been insufficiently prepared, the majority of the participants are mainly "concerned with initiating a face-saving retreat" says Conrad Schetter a prominent authority on that country and the West's . . .

Total Loss
(Own report) - German-American negotiations on the occupation strategy for Afghanistan are being flanked by growing tensions in the north of the country. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel was discussing the situation in Afghanistan, Tuesday with US President Barack Obama, one of the most notorious Afghan warlords was positioning himself in the north of the . . .

Killer Teams
(Own report) - Disputes within the establishment in Berlin are flanking the debate of the Kunduz massacre that was ordered by a German officer. While the German government is attempting to smother all criticism of the attack at night on two tanker trucks, using diplomatic initiatives to stop the criticism of allied countries, government advisors . . .

Southwest Asian War Zone
(Own report) - Western politicians are using martial announcements to prepare another escalation in the war in Afghanistan. "More victims on all sides" can be expected over the next few weeks at the Hindu Kush, declared NATO's General Secretary. Western combat units are currently being substantially increased. AWACS planes are being sent to optimize flight . . .

War Coordination
(Own report) - Berlin's new special envoy for Afghanistan is leaving this week for Washington, to coordinate the West's war strategy. An escalation of the fighting has already been decided; therefore the Bundeswehr (German military) is increasing its number of troops at the Hindu Kush, for the time being, by 600. The new US administration . . .

Old Allies
(Own report) - Berlin is trying to engage the feudal elite of Saudi-Arabia in the counterinsurgency in Afghanistan. According to the German Ministry of the Interior, Prince Turki al-Faisal, the former chief of the Saudi intelligence service, spent several days in Berlin to discuss how to "enhance the cooperation between the two states in the . . .

Partner in Occupation
(Own report) - Berlin seeks to get Arab forces more involved in the occupation of Afghanistan. Just a few days ago, representatives from Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) laid the cornerstone for a new police headquarters in Kabul. The foreign ministers of both countries also agreed to work together on the upgrading of . . .

Contribution to Operational Command
(Own Report) - Before the new administration in Washington takes office, a new transatlantic accord concerning the future war strategy at the Hindu Kush is in the making. This accord foresees a rise in troop levels to 20,000 soldiers, while the civilian-military accompanying component will be given more importance, as Berlin demands. In addition, efforts . . .

Without Perspectives
(Own report) - With his visit to the Middle East, the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is hoping to avert the bankruptcy of the state of Pakistan. Pakistan, where he arrives on Monday, is one of Germany's most important military allies in Asia. After months of serious economic difficulties, the country is facing bankruptcy in . . .

Part of the Problem
(Own report) - Serious accusations are being raised in Afghanistan against the police that Germany had been responsible for establishing. According to a recent investigation by the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), children and juveniles are being tortured in Afghan police custody, to the extent that only . . .

The Next War
(Own report) - German Defense Ministry reports have made known that the German government is buttressing the extension of the Afghanistan War to Pakistan through millions of Euros for embedding civilians in military operations. According to these reports, Berlin and Brussels are earmarking large sums for "civilian-military" combat accessories ("Comprehensive Approach") in Pakistan. This is . . .

Human Intelligence
(Own report) - German government advisors are calling for decisive measures to increase both manpower and firepower of German troops in Afghanistan. The German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) predicts that the mission at the Hindu Kush is doomed to failure, in the intermediate term, without reinforcements of the occupation forces. What is . . .

(Own report) - Berlin is supplementing the deployment of additional combat troops to Afghanistan with measures to reinforce the development of paramilitary units. The number of police officers that are supposed to train Afghan repressive forces in the name of the EU is to be doubled, as demanded by the German government. Afghan police are . . .

Perspective of Withdrawal
(Own report) - Threats of a split in the NATO and considerations of a withdrawal of occupation troops from Afghanistan are aspects of the escalation in the German-US-American controversy during the current NATO Summit in Vilnius. Behind the conflict - that will also play an important role at this year's annual Munich Security Conference, taking . . .

german-foreign-policy.com discussed the current situation in Afghanistan with Dr. Daud Miraki. Dr. Miraki is a sociologist living in the United States and is dealing with developments in Afghanistan, particularly the delayed effects of NATO's use of munitions with depleted uranium. His website is www.afghanistanafterdemocracy.com. . . .

Expanding Periphery
(Own report) - In spite of several European foreigners having been taken hostage in Iraq May 29, the German government is wooing companies and employees to take up activities in the Iraqi war zone. They are subcontracting firms of businesses specializing in tasks of occupation, also flourishing in Afghanistan, and being financed from defense ministry . . .

To Accomplish a Mission
(Own report) - Combat escalation in Afghanistan is causing the first fissures among German war parties. According to Ruediger Sagel, a politician of the Green Party, a change of course with the eventual withdrawal of German troops has to be considered, in light of the destabilization of the north of Afghanistan. Sagel, a parliamentarian of . . .

Indispensable Human Sacrifice
(Own report) - The German government intends to remain steadfast in spite of the announced intention to execute German hostages. March 19, the German chancellor declared that the rejection of the kidnappers' demand for the withdrawal of German troops from Afghanistan was "the right signal". Mrs. Merkel called any consequences, this could have on the . . .

The Retreat Option
(Own report) - Impressed by the insurgent movement in Afghanistan, German military policy makers are no longer excluding a western retreat from this Central Asian country. Retreat "can be an option", explains Winfried Nachtwei, speaker for security policy of the Green faction of the federal parliament (Bundestag). Nachtwei is one of the belligerent German foreign . . .

The Greens' local in Kabul
(Own report) - In light of the Afghan rebels' spring offensive, warnings of a collapse of the western occupation policy in Afghanistan are getting louder in German military circles. Shortly before last weekend's combat, in which the number of casualties reached a new yearly record, the chairman of the German Armed Forces Federation explained that . . .

On the Ruins of War
(Own report) - The consequences of the western Islamophobic provocations are causing serious apprehension to the German military's (Bundeswehr) Operations Command and are hampering Germany's NATO units' combat mission in Afghanistan. The German occupation troops are coming under persistent pressure from Afghan mass protests and are trying to make a military base secure in the . . .

The Results Were Deadly
(german-foreign-policy.com) - Germany participated in the aggression against Iraq and therefore, within the course of a few years, committed a second time, criminal violations of the UN Charter. As in the case of the Yugoslavia bombardment, in violation of international law, it was also the Schroeder-Fischer government that committed this breach of international accords and . . .

Numerous additional deaths
(Own report) - After yet another death of a German soldier during a bomb attack in Afghanistan, the federal government consistently denies being involved in an armed conflict of international dimension. The soldier, who was part of the occupying army and who was the victim of a guerrilla attack last Monday, is the eighteenth member . . .

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