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A little bit of bringing order to Chaos

in the morning they tried to bring a bit of order to the Chaos. It met, even before the Munich security conference opened, the Minister of defence of the coalition against the terrorist militia "Islamic state". To talk they had about the consequences of the US President Donald Trump abruptly ordered troops withdrawal from Syria. It was clear above all was to hear afterwards that many of the questions were open – even when the soldiers go now.

The attempt to bring order to the Chaos, the red thread is a security conference that falls in times of rising tensions in the world: It is between China and the United States, between Russia and the Nato , but also within the transatlantic Alliance, and indeed the EU. US Vice-President Mike Pence, has warned Europe against the harmful influence of Russia and China, meets this Saturday in Munich, Yang Jiechi, the most important Foreign policy of the Communist party of China. The trade dispute between the two giants bring the world economy to falter, the military competition is intensifying.

In Europe, in Germany especially, the fear of a new nuclear arms race after Russia broke the INF disarmament Treaty to ban medium-range missiles and the United States have terminated in the sequence. As if that was not enough, announced the US President, Trump, declare a state of emergency, in order to build his border wall Mexico. Eight billion dollars he wants to spend and risks a constitutional crisis. Because whether it is the vaunted "Invasion" of drugs and Criminals, and whether it justifies a state of emergency or the President exceeds his powers, will have to clarify the Supreme court.

The call to Europe

The crises were man-made, the head of the security conference, Wolfgang Ischinger. "You can and must be solved by us. There is no one else." Europe must speak with one voice. For Illustration, he drew a blue hoodie with yellow Europe stars transferred.

"the subject or object of the world policy – this is a question of the ultimate Future, of Europe," attacks the Federal Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) on the outside later this keyword. "Only if we pool sovereignty in a European, can Europe act scores." The not successful of course Europe is in danger to be between the great powers, crushed.

France's Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the tried to emphasize the Positive on the outside. You've created a "substantial European capacity" with the establishment of a defense Fund, and more military cooperation in the EU. The aim of the Europeans must be "within the transatlantic Alliance, always full". The desire for European self-assertion is something like the leitmotif of this security conference.

"don't Worry about America"

It is going to say "in a world that is marked by new rivalries between established and emerging powers", formulated it Maas, of the touts, once again, for his "Alliance for multilateralism". On a TRANS-Atlantic alienation and division in the West you have no interest. However, he also says: "safety is not measured for us in growing defense budgets. There may well be differences of opinion." This goes against Trump, the throbs furiously spending on higher German defense.

"entitled" means, however, defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU), "the American reputation for Fairness in burden-sharing". Germany will hold on to the goal, the defense budget by 2024, expenditure in the amount of two percent of the economic output. A "performance" whether, if Germany reach, as planned, by 2024, the 1.5-percent mark. A page also you can not resist the blow.

"Fairness applies to military burden-sharing," she says, but "also for the political decision-making". The principle for missions loud: "Together in, together out". This has thrown the Trump on Board, when he announced, without consultation with the Syria-deduction – what could be repeated in Afghanistan.

It is, after all, an American who tried as a mood enhancer. "Don't Worry about America," Republican Senator Lindsey Graham. There is still the Congress. And in General: "multilateralism may be complex, but it is better than to be alone."

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 15.02.2019, 20:36 PM

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