Articles on René Wildangel

Undiplomatic: The risks of Germany’s ban on Hizbullah (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 06 May 2020

There will be little prospect of economic stabilisation and political compromise in Lebanon if the EU isolates one of the country’s major political forces.

A chance for accountability: Why Germany should welcome an ICC investigation into the situation in Palestine (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 29 April 2020

Germany has adopted a position that the Israeli government will likely interpret as support for its policies of occupation and settlement.

Haven and hell: How the EU should protect refugees during the covid-19 crisis (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 24 March 2020

Even as it comes under intense pressure during the current crisis, the EU should not fail the most vulnerable displaced persons.
 

Wilful blindness: How the EU should revise its refugee deal with Turkey (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 09 March 2020

The EU needs to acknowledge that the deal with Turkey is not working as envisioned in 2016.

 

No alternative: What the AfD wants for Europe (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 05 March 2020

Despite its preoccupation with borders, the worldview of the AfD makes no distinction between foreign and domestic policy – and the party is using both to extend its deleterious influence.

A chance for leadership: German foreign policy after the killing of Qassem Soleimani (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 22 January 2020

Germany will need to do some serious soul-searching if it is to effectively de-escalate the Iran crisis and revive the damaged nuclear agreement.

EU support for Lebanon: If not now, when? (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 29 November 2019

The Lebanese desire for change is not going to go away. The EU should place itself at the heart of smoothing this transition.

Germany’s quiet leadership on the Libyan war (Commentary)

René Wildangel & Tarek Megerisi - 20 November 2019

Although Germany’s mediation role in the Libyan conflict has received relatively little attention so far, this might change if its initiative leads to a peace conference – or, alternatively, a collapse of the political process.

Clumsy but useful? The German defence minister’s initiative for northern Syria (Commentary)

René Wildangel - 29 October 2019

The widely dismissed proposal can still serve a valuable purpose if it relaunches a debate on how Europe can act with long-overdue relevance in Syria.