The international community needs a neutral institution that can conduct enquiries into attacks involving chemical weapons. Why the independent OPCW must also be responsible for attributing attacks.
Germany is committed to NATO’s dual-track strategy vis-à-vis Russia: a collective defence effort combined with a willingness to engage in dialogue.
Russia is still refusing to assist in the investigation of the Salisbury poison attack. EU and NATO partners are now sending the clear message that attacks on their closest allies will have consequences.
First official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories: On Sunday and Monday (25 and 26 March), Foreign Minister Heiko Maas held talks with Rivlin, Netanyahu and Abbas.
A bloody war has been raging in Syria since 2011. Over the past six years, the Federal Foreign Office has contributed over two billion euros to help alleviate the suffering of the people in the region. Gaining access to them remains the most common problem, however.