I am a former professional diplomat who has changed sides: I write regular comments in English (The [Lowy] Interpreter) und in Deutsch (Journal 21) and lecture about International Relations at the University of St. Gallen with an emphasis on what I know best and where my professional experience is. (The Nexus between the public and the private sector; The Asia-Pacific; Swiss Foreign Policy)

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Switzerland – Syria

This article in the the largest, serious newspaper of Switzerland ‘Tagesanzeiger’ of Zurich and in its sister publication ‘Bund’ of Bern, both dated 10 August 2012, argues that Switzerland should participate in an eventual NATO commando action aimed at securing

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