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22.07.2021

"Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, 2nd this week"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syria-accuses-israel-of-carrying-out-strike-2nd-in-a-week/2021/07/22
/c505f0ee-eaaa-11eb-a2ba-3be31d349258_story.html

Syrien beschuldige Israel, einen Luftangriff in der Provinz Homs durchgeführt zu haben, informiert Albert Aji. "The aerial attack caused material damage, it said. The country's state news agency quoted an unidentified Syrian military official as saying the air defense systems shot down most of the missiles in the attack in the region of Quseir in Homs province. The report did not say what was targeted. There was no immediate comment from Israel on the Syrian report. (…) Late Monday, Syria reported an Israeli airstrike near northern Aleppo province, but did not elaborate."

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21.07.2021

"What is the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and why is it generating controversy?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/21/faq-nord-stream-2/

Sammy Westfall erklärt die Kontroverse um die Erdgaspipeline Nord Stream 2: "Though proponents of the pipeline, including Germany and Russia, see it as a great business deal providing cheaper, cleaner energy, Nord Stream 2 has drawn ire from many opponents. U.S. leaders and lawmakers - both Democratic and Republican - fear that the Baltic pipeline would give Russia too much power over European gas supplies, handing Russian President Vladimir Putin a wider market and geopolitical power at a politically precarious time."

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15.07.2021

"The Cybersecurity 202: The Biden administration is stepping up the fight against ransomware"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/07/15/cybersecurity-202-biden-administration-is-stepping-up-
fight-against-ransomware/

Die Biden-Administration intensiviere ihre Bemühungen im Kampf gegen Cyberangriffe, erklären Joseph Marks und Aaron Schaffer. "Among the new initiatives is a new State Department program that's being announced today offering rewards of up to $10 million for information that helps halt or punish hackers that lock up computers at vital U.S. industries and hold them for ransom. It's an offshoot of a program called Rewards for Justice aimed at combating international terrorism - another sign the administration is increasingly treating ransomware as a top national security threat."

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13.07.2021

"What to know about Haiti, where President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/07/haiti-president-assassinated-jovenel-moise-crisis-faq/

Miriam Berger und Sammy Westfall skizzieren, welche Folgen die Ermordung von Präsident Jovenel Moïse für Haiti haben könnte: "There are still many unknowns about what the assassination will mean for Haiti. One pressing question is who will lead the country (…). At least three men had claimed to be head of government as of Tuesday, the AP reported. (…) Moïse's assassination also raised fears that street and gang violence could escalate with impunity."

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10.07.2021

"'We need help': Haiti's interim leader requests US troops"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/we-need-help-haitis-interim-leader-requests-us-troops/2021/07/10/72a
1d3ca-e133-11eb-a27f-8b294930e95b_story.html

Die haitianische Übergangsregierung habe die USA und die Vereinten Nationen um militärische Unterstützung gebeten, beobachten Dánica Coto und Joshua Goodman. "Haiti's interim government has asked the U.S. and U.N. to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure as it tries to stabilize the country and prepare for elections in the aftermath of President Jovenel Moïse's assassination. (…) On Saturday, a senior Biden administration official said the U.S. has no plans to provide military assistance at this time. The administration will send senior FBI and Department of Homeland Security officials to Port-au-Prince on Sunday to assess the situation and how the U.S. may be able to assist, said the official, who wasn't authorized to comment publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity."

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08.07.2021

"'Overdue': Biden sets Aug. 31 for US exit from Afghanistan"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-says-us-war-in-afghanistan-will-end-august-31/2021/07/08/6b
ccfc34-e019-11eb-a27f-8b294930e95b_story.html

Nach Aussage von US-Präsident Joe Biden werde der amerikanische Militäreinsatz in Afghanistan anders als ursprünglich angekündigt bereits am 31. August enden, bemerken Aamer Madhani und Zeke Miller. "Biden pushed back against the notion the U.S. mission has failed but also noted that it remains unlikely the government would control all of Afghanistan after the U.S. leaves. (…) 'We did not go to Afghanistan to nation build,' Biden said in a speech from the White House's East Room. (…) He added, 'I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan, with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome.' (…) Biden after taking office announced U.S. troops would be out by (…) the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack, which al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden plotted from Afghanistan, where he had been given refuge by the Taliban."

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06.07.2021

"In Myanmar, the military and police declare war on medics"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-myanmar-the-military-and-police-declare-war-on-medics/2021/07/06/
56ed6fdc-de17-11eb-a27f-8b294930e95b_story.html

Myanmarische Sicherheitskräfte gingen gezielt gegen medizinisches Personal vor, beobachten Kristen Gelineau und Victoria Milko. "Security forces are arresting, attacking and killing medical workers, dubbing them enemies of the state. With medics driven underground amid a global pandemic, the country's already fragile healthcare system is crumbling. (…) Myanmar is now one of the most dangerous places on earth for healthcare workers, with 240 attacks this year -- nearly half of the 508 globally tracked by the World Health Organization. (…) The military has issued arrest warrants for 400 doctors and 180 nurses, with photos of their faces plastered all over state media like 'Wanted' posters. They are charged with supporting and taking part in the 'civil disobedience' movement."

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05.07.2021

"Smugglers are partly behind Lebanon's energy crisis. The army is struggling to stop them."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/lebanon-economic-energy-crisis/2021/07/04/b8367752-d8fe-
11eb-8c87-ad6f27918c78_story.html

Trotz der Bemühungen des libanesischen Militärs, dem illegalen Handel mit Treibstoff entgegenzuwirken, nehme dieser im Libanon weiter zu, bemerken Sarah Dadouch und Nader Durgham. "The Lebanese army, which has received more than $2.5 billion in aid from the United States since 2006, has made concerted efforts to curb the illicit commerce, erecting watchtowers near the border and carrying out ambushes of suspected smugglers, but has received no help from its Syrian counterparts on the other side of the border. Lebanon's army, like the country, is also deeply demoralized and facing economic peril, with military salaries having lost most of their value and soldiers no longer receiving meat rations."

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02.07.2021

"The U.S.-Ukraine Sea Breeze naval exercises, explained"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/02/ukraine-us-military-black-sea/

Robyn Dixon gibt einen Überblick über das aktuell stattfindende internationale Militärmanöver "Sea Breeze": "The Sea Breeze military exercises, hosted by the United States and Ukraine and including 32 nations from as far away as Australia, are underway in the Black Sea and nearby areas, an increasing friction point between NATO and Russia. (…) What message does Sea Breeze send to Moscow? NATO and allied military exercises are generally claimed to be defensive, designed to train the 'interoperability' of different forces. But any large-scale military exercise close to an adversary's borders sends a geopolitical message - in this case that NATO will not allow parts of the Black Sea to become a Russian 'pond.'"

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30.06.2021

"China is building more than 100 new missile silos in its western desert, analysts say"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/china-nuclear-missile-silos/2021/06/30/0fa8debc-d9c2-11e
b-bb9e-70fda8c37057_story.html

China habe mit dem Bau von mehr als einhundert Silos für Interkontinentalraketen in einer Wüste nahe der nordwestlichen Stadt Yumen begonnen, schreibt Joby Warrick. Die Bautätigkeit signalisiere möglicherweise eine bedeutende Erweiterung von Pekings nuklearen Fähigkeiten. "Commercial satellite images obtained by researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, Calif., show work underway at scores of sites across a grid covering hundreds of square miles of arid terrain in China's Gansu province. The 119 nearly identical construction sites contain features that mirror those seen at existing launch facilities for China's arsenal of nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. The acquisition of more than 100 new missile silos, if completed, would represent a historic shift for China, a country that is believed to possess a relatively modest stockpile of 250 to 350 nuclear weapons."

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28.06.2021

"U.S. forces come under fire in Syria hours after airstrikes target Iran-backed militias"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iraq-condemns-us-militia-airstrikes/2021/06/28/c5f44b58-
d80e-11eb-8c87-ad6f27918c78_story.html

Wenige Stunden nachdem die USA Luftangriffe gegen von Iran unterstützte Milizen im Irak und in Syrien durchgeführt hatten, seien US-Streitkräfte im Nordosten Syriens unter Raketenbeschuss geraten, schreiben Alex Horton, John Hudson und Louisa Loveluck. "A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria, Col. Wayne Marotto, said that multiple rockets had targeted a facility housing U.S. troops near al-Omar oil field in northeast Syria. No casualties were reported. Marotto said U.S. forces responded in self-defense with artillery fire targeting positions where the rockets were launched. No one claimed responsibility for the rocket attacks, but video of the assault was shared on Telegram social media channels used by the militias."

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24.06.2021

"Child soldiers carried out attack that killed at least 138 people in Burkina Faso, officials say"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/06/24/burkina-faso-child-soldiers/

Ein Angriff in Burkina Faso Anfang Juni, bei dem mindestens 138 Menschen ums Leben gekommen sein sollen, sei hauptsächlich von Kindersoldaten durchgeführt worden, schreiben Danielle Paquette und Henry Wilkins. "A group of young boys helped carry out the early June attack that claimed at least 138 lives in the northeastern village of Solhan, government spokesman Ousseni Tamboura said. 'The attackers were mostly children between the ages of 12 and 14,' he told reporters this week in the capital, Ouagadougou. The announcement comes as 10 percent of Burkina Faso's schools have shuttered due to rising insecurity - a trend that researchers say makes children more vulnerable to abuse, human trafficking and combat recruitment."

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22.06.2021

"Militias in Afghanistan's north are taking up the fight against the Taliban"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/afghanistan-militias-taliban/2021/06/22/f8fa35c0-d34b-1
1eb-b39f-05a2d776b1f4_story.html

Im Norden Afghanistans nähmen zahlreiche lokale Milizen erneut den Kampf gegen die Taliban auf, schreiben Pamela Constable und Ezzatullah Mehrdad. Die Regierung in Kabul wolle mit diesen "Anti-Taliban"-Gruppen kooperieren: "In a meeting Monday with influential former anti-Soviet and anti-Taliban militia leaders, [President] Ghani called on them to create a 'united front' and support the Afghan security forces to 'strengthen peace' and 'safeguard the republic system.' (…) But the prospect of unleashing a hodgepodge of rogue warriors to repel their old enemies also raises the specter of civil war, a state of violent anarchy that Afghans remember all too well from the 1990s. And although the armed groups have pledged to coordinate with government forces, it is also possible that effort could unravel into confused, competing clashes among purported allies."

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15.06.2021

"Saudi Embassy has helped its citizens facing criminal charges flee the United States"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/saudis-flee-us-justice-embassy-assistance/2021/06/09/ad0
f78e0-b759-11eb-a6b1-81296da0339b_story.html

Shane Harris erläutert: Die US-Bundespolizei FBI gehe davon aus, dass die saudische Botschaft in Washington Staatsangehörige Saudi-Arabiens bei der Ausreise aus den USA unterstützt habe, gegen die in den Vereinigten Staaten wegen mutmaßlichen Verbrechen ermittelt worden sei. "At the Saudi Embassy in Washington, that assistance has been overseen by a mid-level official who has managed a network of American criminal defense lawyers and self-described 'fixers' paid to keep Saudis charged with crimes out of prison, an investigation by The Post has found. This network has provided traditional consular services such as arranging for bail, interpreters and legal representation for people accused of violent crimes. But it has also gone far beyond the traditional role of embassies and helped the accused evade court-ordered probation, and arranged for travel and flights out of the United States when Saudi nationals have absconded from justice, according to interviews with more than a dozen individuals, as well as hundreds of pages of U.S. court documents, Saudi legal forms and international travel records."

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10.06.2021

"Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will boost Tehran's ability to surveil military targets, officials say"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/iran-russia-satellite/2021/06/10/d28978f0-c9ab-11eb-81b1
-34796c7393af_story.html

Russland wolle dem Iran ein Satellitensystem verkaufen, das die Überwachungskapazitäten des Landes in der weiteren Region deutlich erhöhen würde, schreibt Joby Warrick. "Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will give Tehran an unprecedented ability to track potential military targets across the Middle East and beyond, according to current and former U.S. and Middle Eastern officials briefed on details of the arrangement. The plan would deliver to the Iranians a Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera that would greatly enhance Iran's spying capabilities, allowing continuous monitoring of facilities ranging from Persian Gulf oil refineries and Israeli military bases to Iraqi barracks that house U.S. troops, the officials said."

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08.06.2021

"Security Council backs Guterres for second term as UN chief"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/security-council-backs-guterres-for-second-term-as-un-chief/2021/06/
08/f4cabc84-c86c-11eb-8708-64991f2acf28_story.html

Der Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen unterstütze einstimmig eine zweite Amtszeit des UN-Generalsekretärs António Guterres, bemerkt Edith Lederer. "The 15 council members adopted a brief resolution by acclamation and approved a communique at a brief private meeting endorsing Guterres - the only candidate - to be the world's top diplomat for another five years starting Jan. 1. (…) Guterres called the council's decision 'a great honor' and said in a statement, 'I would be deeply humbled if the General Assembly were to entrust me with the responsibilities of a second mandate.' (…) Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister and U.N. refugee chief, was elected by the assembly to succeed Ban Ki-moon after a hotly contested and transparent race in October 2016 that initially included 13 candidates -- seven women and six men."

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07.06.2021

"Opinion: Joe Biden: My trip to Europe is about America rallying the world's democracies"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/06/05/joe-biden-europe-trip-agenda/

US-Präsident Joe Biden erklärt mit Blick auf seine bevorstehende Reise nach Europa: "In this moment of global uncertainty, as the world still grapples with a once-in-a-century pandemic, this trip is about realizing America's renewed commitment to our allies and partners, and demonstrating the capacity of democracies to both meet the challenges and deter the threats of this new age. (…) In Brussels, at the NATO summit, I will affirm the United States' unwavering commitment to Article 5 and to ensuring our alliance is strong in the face of every challenge, including threats like cyberattacks on our critical infrastructure."

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03.06.2021

"Afghan war enters more brutal phase as U.S. troops begin pullout"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/06/03/afghanistan-war-taliban-helmand/

Der Krieg in Afghanistan verändere sich, beobachtet Susannah George. "The fight between Afghan government troops and the Taliban is entering a more brutal phase as a reduction in airstrikes against the militants by withdrawing U.S. forces has largely shifted combat to ground engagements, many on the edges of densely populated urban areas after some recent Taliban advances. (…) For months, the Taliban slowly expanded its influence across Afghanistan after signing the withdrawal deal with the United States. The halt in offensive U.S. operations, especially airstrikes and raids, allowed the group to mass fighters, gather supplies and chip away at government-held territory."

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02.06.2021

"Sudan general: Military to review navy base deal with Russia"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/sudan-general-military-to-review-navy-base-deal-with-russia/2021/06/
02/0f6a742c-c3b2-11eb-89a4-b7ae22aa193e_story.html

Die sudanesische Regierung plane möglicherweise, ein noch nicht ratifiziertes Abkommen mit Russland zur Einrichtung eines Marinestützpunktes neu zu verhandeln, bemerken Vladimir Isachenkov und Samy Magdy. "Sudan's Chief of General Staff, Gen. Mohammed Othman al-Hussein told Blue Nile television station late on Tuesday that negotiations are underway with Russian officials 'to achieve Sudan's interests.' (…) The deal allows Russia to set up a naval base with up to 300 Russian troops, and also to simultaneously keep up to four navy ships, including nuclear-powered ones, in Port Sudan on the Red Sea. In exchange, Russia is to provide Sudan with weapons and military equipment."

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31.05.2021

"After Gaza war, Hamas chief calls for Israel prisoner swap"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israeli-army-says-troops-shoot-infiltrator-from-gaza-strip/2021/05/3
1/f872faa8-c1dd-11eb-89a4-b7ae22aa193e_story.html

Der Chef der Hamas im Gazastreifen, Jahia Sinwar, zeige sich optimistisch hinsichtlich Verhandlungen über einen Gefangenenaustausch mit Israel, erläutert Fares Akram. "Sinwar said 'there is a real chance to make progress' in indirect negotiations that could involve the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel, and the return of two Israeli citizens and the remains of two Israeli soldiers held by Hamas since the previous war in 2014. (…) Speaking to foreign reporters on Monday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that any reconstruction of Gaza would depend on progress in the issue of returning captive Israelis held by Hamas. 'We are willing to help with fixing the area, rebuilding it, construction, etc. But it's conditioned with the return of our boys back home, the abducted soldiers,' he said."

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27.05.2021

"US tells Russia it won't rejoin Open Skies arms control pact"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/us-tells-russia-it-wont-rejoin-open-skies-arms-control-pact/2021/
05/27/bdeea768-bf14-11eb-922a-c40c9774bc48_story.html

Die Biden-Administration habe angekündigt, nicht zum sogenannten "Open Skies"-Abkommen zurückzukehren, aus dem die USA unter Präsident Donald Trump 2020 ausgestiegen war, schreibt Matthew Lee. Das Abkommen hatte gegenseitige Aufklärungsflüge über Militäreinrichtungen erlaubt, unter anderem in Russland und den USA. "Thursday's decision means only one major arms control treaty between the nuclear powers - the New START treaty - will remain in place. (…) The State Department (…) announced the move. 'The United States regrets that the Treaty on Open Skies has been undermined by Russia's violations,' the department said. 'In concluding its review of the treaty, the United States therefore does not intend to seek to rejoin it, given Russia's failure to take any actions to return to compliance. Further, Russia's behavior, including its recent actions with respect to Ukraine, is not that of a partner committed to confidence-building.'"

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11.05.2021

"The U.S. calls for 'calm' between Israelis and Palestinians. But it's part of the problem."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/05/11/israel-palestinians-violence/

Ishaan Tharoor beleuchtet die Rolle der USA im eskalierenden Konflikt zwischen Israel und Palästina: "In a State Department statement, the United States appealed for 'calm,' urging 'de-escalation on all sides,' while singling out Hamas for condemnation and defending Israel's right to self-defense. (…) The Biden administration has made little secret of its desire to avoid a deep entanglement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But some analysts argue that the support of successive U.S. administrations for Israel - through billions of dollars in military aid, acquiescence to Israel's steady expansion of settlements in the West Bank and the shielding of Israel from censure in international forums - brought the conflict to this point."

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10.05.2021

"EXPLAINER: What's behind the clashes in Jerusalem?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/explainer-whats-behind-the-clashes-in-jerusalem/2021/05/10/865fd0
f2-b185-11eb-bc96-fdf55de43bef_story.html

Joseph Krauss beleuchtet die Hintergründe der aktuellen Ausschreitungen in Israel: "The latest clashes began a month ago with an Israeli move to block some Palestinian gatherings at the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, already a time of heightened religious sensitivities. (…) They later removed the barriers, but then protests escalated over the threatened eviction of dozens of Palestinian families from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. The families have been embroiled in a long legal battle with ideological Jewish settlers who seek to acquire property in crowded Palestinian neighborhoods just outside the Old City. Israel portrays it as a private real-estate dispute, but the families' plight has attracted global attention."

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29.04.2021

"Opinion: Ten years later, Islamist terrorism isn't the threat it used to be"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/ten-years-later-islamist-terrorism-isnt-the-threa
t-it-used-to-be/2021/04/29/deb88256-a91c-11eb-bca5-048b2759a489_story.html

Zehn Jahre nach dem Tod Osama bin Ladens beleuchtet Fareed Zakaria die Entwicklung des islamistischen Terrorismus in den vergangenen Jahren: "Total deaths caused by terrorism around the world have plummeted by 59 percent since their peak in 2014. In the West, the current threat is less from Islamist violence than far-right terrorism, which has surged by 250 percent in the same period, and now makes up 46 percent of attacks and 82 percent of deaths. Most Islamist terrorism today tends to be local - the Taliban in Afghanistan, Boko Haram in Nigeria, al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa. (…) Al-Qaeda has disintegrated into a bunch of militias in disparate places with no central command or ideology. The Islamic State is doing slightly better, with more funds, but it, too, searches for unstable or ungoverned places, such as Mozambique, where it can operate."

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26.04.2021

"In leaked audio, Iran's foreign minister laments interference by Revolutionary Guard"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iran-nuclear-soleimani-leaked-audio-zarif/2021/04/26/8a7
b3672-a64a-11eb-a8a7-5f45ddcdf364_story.html

In einer geleakten Audioaufnahme habe der iranische Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif die Einmischung der Revolutionsgarde in die diplomatischen Angelegenheiten seines Landes kritisiert, berichtet Kareem Fahim. "Especially notable were Zarif's barbed comments about Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Guard's elite Quds Force, a towering figure in Iran's security establishment who was killed in a U.S. drone strike last year. Zarif said Soleimani had worked to subvert the nuclear deal, by colluding with Russia and by ramping up Iran's intervention in Syria's civil war. (…) The leaked conversation was the latest salvo in what has become an increasingly caustic domestic Iranian debate over the nuclear deal, pitting 'pragmatists' represented by Rouhani against a conservative camp wary of any engagement with the West."

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17.04.2021

"Biden's relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors'"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-israel-relations/2021/04/17/5d97dd58-9d31-11eb-b7a8-014b14a
eb9e4_story.html

Anne Gearan analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen Israel und den USA unter Präsident Joe Biden: "Overall, the new president is signaling that he feels less inclination than his predecessors to showcase a closeness with Israel. Democrats in general have become more skeptical of the Jewish state in recent years, while Israeli leaders have aligned themselves more closely with the GOP - a significant shift in the 73-year relationship between the two countries. (…) Biden has known Netanyahu for decades, and has not forgotten what he considers previous slights from the Israeli leader, including Netanyahu's address to Congress arguing against the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. (…) Although Biden and Netanyahu professed a warm friendship after Biden's election, the president kept Netanyahu waiting for weeks before granting an official call. The signal was clear: Netanyahu's open line to the White House under President Donald Trump had closed."

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09.04.2021

"Iraq's anti-American militias aren't just Iranian proxies. That helps explain their troubles."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iraq-militias-iran-proxies/2021/04/09/9867b9a4-6a1d-11eb
-a66e-e27046e9e898_story.html

Louisa Loveluck und Mustafa Salim geben einen Einblick in die Entwicklung und Strukturen irakischer Milizen: "(…) (W)hile some U.S. officials have viewed the militias as little more than proxies in a campaign to extend Iran's regional influence, these groups are often deeply embedded in the fabric of Iraqi society, having emerged out of its own turbulent history. Some have roots that date back decades. (…) Today, the militias are economic powerhouses and enforcers of the political regime. They are marbled throughout the country's ruling institutions, and when mass protests erupted against the government in October 2019, Iran-backed armed groups quashed them with deadly force. Human rights groups have frequently accused them of abuses."

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08.04.2021

"The most pessimistic article I have read in 2021"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/04/08/most-pessimistic-article-i-have-read-2021/

Daniel Drezner erörtert den Foreign Affairs-Artikel "The New Concert of Powers" von Richard Haass und Charles Kupchan. Das Essay sei deprimierend, weil es akkurat den Zustand der Weltpolitik beschreibe. Den Vorschlag, ein sogenanntes Großmächtekonzert – eine informelle Steuerungsgruppe der einflussreichsten Länder der Welt – zu schaffen, hält Drezner für unrealistisch. "Mostly, the problem with this proposal is that there is not enough of an incentive for any of the actors to participate. The 19th-century Concert of Europe was a self-sustaining project because it offered tangible spheres of influence to the participating states; Haass and Kupchan explicitly reject that idea for their 21st-century version. Other forms of connective tissue - trade relations, cooperation against common threats - are trending in a negative direction. And the distribution of power remains too contested and uncertain for the salient actors to agree to such an arrangement."

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26.02.2021

"Opinion: America is becoming more imperial than many empires were. That’s a mistake."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/america-is-becoming-more-imperial-than-many-empires-were-thats-a-
mistake/2021/02/25/ab1259b4-77ac-11eb-8115-9ad5e9c02117_story.html

Ein Bedürfnis nach Sicherheit sei grundsätzlich nachvollziehbar, findet Fareed Zakaria. In einer Demokratie müsse sich dieses jedoch mit den Bedürfnissen nach Offenheit und Zugänglichkeit die Balance halten. In der aktuellen US-amerikanischen Politik fehle solch ein Gleichgewicht. "The way American politics works today, you are rewarded only for advocating more security. (…) This hyper-securitization is part of what the scholar Paul Light calls the 'thickening' of government, the adding of layers and layers of hierarchy and more procedures - which creates a more closed, bureaucratic and inflexible organization. (…) If you are trying to understand why America performs so poorly in situations such as the pandemic and is also so distrusted by its citizens, this might be a crucial part of the answer. The U.S. government now resembles a dinosaur - a large, lumbering beast with much body and little brain, increasingly well-protected but distant from ordinary people and unresponsive to the real challenges that confront the nation."

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18.02.2021

"Release of intelligence report on Khashoggi killing could push already strained U.S.-Saudi relations to new lows"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/khashoggi-intelligence-release-mbs-ordered-killing/2021/
02/18/d46ee2c6-71e1-11eb-85fa-e0ccb3660358_story.html

Die Biden-Administration werde in der kommenden Woche einen Geheimdienstbericht veröffentlichen, der die Beteiligung des saudischen Kronprinzen Mohammed bin Salman am Mord des Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi bestätige, informiert Karen DeYoung. Der Bericht könne das ohnehin angespannte Verhältnis zwischen Washington und Riad auf einen neuen Tiefpunkt bringen. "'I think it's going to put Biden on the spot,' said David Ottaway, a longtime Saudi expert at the Wilson Center. 'He's going to have to define what his relationship is going to be with the leadership, and what steps he's going to take in response. (…) There are so many things weighing on the relationship, and I feel it's going further south,' Ottaway said."

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