Stef Blok, foreign minister of the Netherlands, talks about new diplomatic efforts to resolve the Syria conflict. In a DW exclusive, he urged Russia to return to the negotiating table.
In today's European Union, bickering local elites rely on the support of global powers. Europe has been torn apart by competing factions, warns Ivaylo Ditchev, a cultural anthropologist from Bulgaria.
You can't call the relationship between the European Union and the Arab League a true partnership at present. Their differences are too great and their interests too diverse, says DW's Bernd Riegert in Sharm el-Sheikh.
A statement by President Donald Trump that the US should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights is likely to stir tensions. Europe alongside Russia, Syria and Iran warned against any unilateral moves.
The recent Munich Security Conference showed that the old world order is crumbling. It is time for the European Union to identify its interests and finally become independent, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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