Skip to main content

Joschka Fischer

Joschka Fischer

Writing for PS since 2006
202 commentaries

Joschka Fischer, Germany’s foreign minister and vice chancellor from 1998 to 2005, was a leader of the German Green Party for almost 20 years.

Sort by: Show:
  1. Europe Transformed
    fischer201_SAMEER AL-DOUMYAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewarprotest Sameer Al-Doumy/AFP via Getty Images

    Europe Transformed

    Jan 20, 2023 Joschka Fischer considers how Russia's invasion of Ukraine has reset the European Union's strategic priorities.

  2. COVID and the Chinese Social Contract
    fischer200_Kevin FrayerGetty Image_chinaprotests Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

    COVID and the Chinese Social Contract

    Dec 28, 2022 Joschka Fischer reflects on the broader political lessons from the country's ill-fated pandemic policy.

  3. The Birth of a New International Order
    fischer199_SAUL LOEBAFP via Getty Images_g20bali Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

    The Birth of a New International Order

    Nov 29, 2022 Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.

  4. All Eyes on the Franco-German Relationship
    fischer198_Sean GallupGetty Image_macronscholz Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    All Eyes on the Franco-German Relationship

    Nov 7, 2022 Joschka Fischer explains why the cantankerous old couple will have to figure out how to work more closely together.

  5. The Cold War Is Back
    fischer197_SERGEI SUPINSKYAFP via Getty Images_russiaukrainewar Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images

    The Cold War Is Back

    Oct 3, 2022 Joschka Fischer explains what the new Russian military and nuclear threat means for the European Union.

Follow Joschka Fischer

Never miss a commentary by Joschka Fischer

  1. delong249_guoyaGetty Images_economicpie guoya/Getty Images

    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
  2. op_anheier13_CHRISTOF STACHEAFP via Getty Images_scholzbaerbockhabecklindner Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
  3. coyle29_ Frank Rumpenhorstpicture alliance via Getty Images_chatgpt Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
  4. nye238_Kevin DietschGetty Images_biden kishida Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
  5. zhang59_JADE GAOAFP via Getty Images_chinahousing Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
  6. BP inflation hawks China News Service / Contributor via Getty Images

    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

  7. boly1_Giovanni MereghettiUCGUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_agriculture rwanda Giovanni Mereghetti/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
  8. borrell19_ FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewar Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
  9. zizek13_OLGA MALTSEVAAFP via Getty Image_russian soldier OLGA MALTSEVA/AFP via Getty Images

    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.