For three consecutive days, high-ranking diplomats, politicians and security experts from all over the world meet at the Munich Security Conference. DW spoke to one of the participants: Salil Shetty is the Secretary General of Amnesty International.
The White House has delayed releasing a new executive order to replace an initial ban on travel to the US by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. Some expect the new order to be similar to the last.
US President Trump and German Chancellor Merkel have never met. When they do for the first time they face the awkward task of having to overcome a barrage of unusually harsh criticism Trump levelled against his guest.
The Munich Security Conference is considered to be the most important informal meeting on security policy. German foreign policy must now accommodate tough issues regarding the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.
The discourse of international security has shifted as a result of populist rhetoric making its way to the world stage. But domestic politics shouldn't undermine norms regulating world affairs, writes DW's Lewis Sanders.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version