The Americans have inherited the entire array of conflicts, Fischer said. (photo: AP)


"Iraq Could Destabilize Middle East"

Just a few names and words are enough to ignite a diplomatic crisis. (photo: AP)


Embroiled in Diplomatic Spat with Iran

photo: AP


Promoting Turkish-German Trade

Cyprus - a divided island nation joining unified Europe (photo: AP)


Turkish Cypriots Kept out in the Cold

Volker Perthes (photo: Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik / German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

Near East after the Iraq War

New Geopolitical Rules and Guidelines

photo: Amira Hass

Book Review

Swimming against the Tide

Mordechai Vanunu after his release (photo: AP)

Middle East

Israel's Double Standard

Blue mosque in Istanbul, photo: AP

Islam and Democracy

"Democracy Can't Be Imposed from Outside"

Fischer gets a first-hand account of reconstruction efforts in Kunduz. (photo: AP)


Setting an Example for Iraq

photo: AP


Blind Solidarity

Michel Barnier, right, the French Foreign Minister speaking to Joschka Fischer, the German Foreign Minister at the end of the second day of a meeting of EU Ministers for Foreign Affairs in Tullamore, Ireland, Saturday April 17, 2004 (photo: AP)

Middle East

Germany and France Criticize Rantisi Killing

EU leaders are unenthusiastic about Bush backing Sharon's plans (photo: AP)

Middle East

EU Skeptical about Israeli Plan

German Moslems during prayer (photo: AP)

Muslims in Germany

Instead of Protest: Raising Awareness in Mosques

Germans circle for peace (photo: AP)

Easter Marches in Europe

Protesting Against Military Buildup and Iraq War

Papadopoulos believes the U.N. plan favors Turkish Cypriots. (photo: AP)


Greek Cypriot Leader Rejects Peace Plan

Motassadeq, left, leaving prison on Wednesday (photo: AP)


Blockading Terror Trials

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is revising his Cyprus peace plan to break a deadlock between Greeks and Turks, photo: AP


Peace Plan Set for Vote

Megawati’s image on a water container , photo: AP


Bumper Ballot in Indonesia

Times for women in the Maghrib seem to be changing (photo: Markus Kirchgessner)


The Reforms Have Yet to Set Root in People's Minds

German Foreign Minister Fischer and Afghan President Karzai close the talks in Berlin. (photo: AP)

Afghanistan Conference in Berlin

Conference Ends with Focus on Drugs and Security