From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr The band “Luv” from Holland was very popular in both Germanys at the end of the 70’s, and of course we in the East saw it all on West TV. Coincidentally, I recently came across one of their old songs, which triggered strange-seeming memories in me of… Continue reading Dancing with “Luv” behind the Berlin Wall
From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr Just a week ago, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) warned that the delivery of German tanks and other heavy weapons to Ukraine could lead to an expansion of the conflict and even to a nuclear war. Yesterday, the head of government – once again – performed… Continue reading Dangerous Turnaround
From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr It sounds like a staircase joke, but it’s not: Although the war between Russia and Ukraine has been raging for seven weeks, Ukraine continues to collect money from Russia for the transfer of natural gas through its country. Currently, this amounts to $1.2 billion annually. At… Continue reading This Must Also Be Said
When George H. W. Bush and the German Chancellor Conferred on the Future about Germany and beyond From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr It should all happen very quickly: Three months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Chancellor Helmut Kohl (CDU) traveled to the United States to reassure himself of American… Continue reading Memo From Camp David
The original failure is not the energy dependence of Europeans from Russia From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr One can imagine how the situation would be now with an American president Donald Trump. Someone in Moscow would rub their hands, and the unity in the appearance of the Europeans would hardly be… Continue reading European Energy Trap
From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr Visiting a shelter for Ukrainian refugees today in Hannover, Lower Saxony, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) said every country in Europe must take in refugees. She added: “We must also bring people across the Atlantic.” Given the dramatic situation in Germany and the economic capability… Continue reading German State Secretary: Refugees across the Atlantic as well
From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr In 2015, Germany mastered the refugee crisis with flying colors – it is remarkable how a million people were integrated into what was already Europe’s most populous country. But now I am anything but optimistic. Special trains from Warsaw carrying Ukrainian refugees reach the German capital… Continue reading A Human Disaster
The Secret State Police of the GDR had me in their sights From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr The vernacular called the Ministry for State Security of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) summarily “Stasi” or “Peek and Listen.” It was not as harmless as it sounded on the surface. The Stasi, abbreviated… Continue reading Spied on by Communists
From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr The headline to my blog page is “Wind of Change.” However, this is not how I imagined the changes – I have to say that honestly. It is a caesura in the lives of people, especially in Europe, that was considered unthinkable just a few weeks… Continue reading The End of Globalization
From my Writing RoomCopyright © 2022 by Uwe Bahr Putin will never succeed in bringing all of Ukraine under his control. I am sure that is not his intention either. Contrary to Western assumptions, the man is not a lunatic, far from it – he knows how to play his cards. He is a Machiavellian.… Continue reading Only China can make Putin see Reason
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