Frank Sportolari, an American living in Germany, wants the USA to have the best values from both continents.
The German government has opted to extend the Bundeswehr's mission in Afghanistan for another year. The move defies concerns that the US is preparing to pull out of the country, rendering Germany's contribution futile.
Germany's foreign minister told DW that Berlin supports new elections in Venezuela, as Nicolas Maduro "is not a democratically legitimate president." Meanwhile, Maduro announced Venezuela is closing its US embassy.
The idea of circumventing American sanctions in dealings with Iran is a nice thought. Whether it works or not remains to be seen, writes guest contributor Rainer Hermann, but Brussels is taking a highly symbolic step.
The head of Human Rights Watch appeals on DW for Germany and Angela Merkel to do more for rights abroad. Kenneth Roth noted that "the traditional powers" on the world stage, the US and UK, "were largely absent" of late.
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