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installing release efforts, this is dw news. you can find much more on our website. that's d w dot com. ah ah. last summer you, as president joe biden wanted to pivot to asia by putting vladimir putin in the past and in his place. but a $100000.00 russian troops at ukraine's doorstep. they keep getting in the way to night, the russians and the americans suddenly talking war or peace in europe, again, the ukrainians and the europeans. they have something to say to. if any one's listening . i bird, dolphin, berlin. this is the day ah,
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another stuff. we will do our everything to guarantee ukraine security on you. but it's important for us know that neither berlin nor paris makes any decisions about the ukraine without ukraine isn't ready for serious dialogue with russia. london, which is a very much want to plumas, see to prevail, some of the published european solidarity for ukraine, its sovereignty and its integrity is not in question for us, nor from me personally but also coming up scandal after scandal, u. k. prime minister bores johnson, he seems to have 9 lives a political survivor. but many british fear the right to protest peacefully. they fear that rights may not survive. johnson's government. and these are elected representatives. they are supposed to be protecting the people. and if they are
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failing at that, then it should be all right, stand out and protest. and the response of them to imprison of asked is absolutely, it's your kind ah, to our viewers watching on p b. s in the united states. and do all of you around the world. welcome. we begin the day as joe biden prepares to mark one year in the white house. the leader of the world's sole superpower is trying to hold together a world. it's about to lose its balance of power. if you're thinking of threats from a rising china or a nuclear iran, don't forget a resurrecting russia to moscow is making demands on washington and nato to pull back into stay back, no more eastward expansion. no nato membership for ukraine, a return to soviet light satellites orbiting the russian mothership. high level talks last week between the us and russia, nato, in russia, and the ofc and russia ended with no progress. instead,
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the overseas had warned the threat of war in europe back yard is dangerous and real german foreign minister online to bear box visit the key of to day sent a message to moscow. we will not act as if the berlin wall never fail. fears of a russian invasion of ukraine had jangled nerves in the region after visiting a memorial to anti government. protestors who died in 2014 on alina burbock, says any solution to the conflict must come through dialogue, not arms, meeting ukraine's foreign minister. dimitra qu, labor burbock offered an explicit gesture of support for ukraine. really daddy teet solidarity european solidarity for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of ukraine. del hyena, that is not up for debate, not for us. and not for me personally by any further aggression would have a high price. has emphasized that to day, once again,
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as titian island on price russia is building up its troops on the ukrainian border, both the european union and the u. s. a threatened to impose further har sanctions . if russia goes ahead with an invasion. for years ukraine has called on germany to deliver our to help boost its ability to defend itself. calibus as russia doesn't share ukraine's cooperative attitude towards defusing, the tensions money as a mild costume of so plenty of police. if we've a very constructive stance on this matter to me. but unfortunately, my, our constructive nurse isn't mutual on russia's partnership, was vocal to see, even from kiev burbock goes to moscow on tuesday, where she'll meet russian foreign minister search oliver of. she's keen to revive for way peace talks in the normandy format, which includes germany, france, ukraine, and russia. my 1st guest tonight is constance at stilton mueller. she's an international
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relations analyst and she holds the fritz stand chair at the brookings institution . she joins us tonight from washington. constance, it's good to have you. on the day, i want to begin by asking you as someone who comes from germany who experienced those winds of change back in 1989 is vladimir putin. is he asking europe and the world with his demands to act as if the berlin wall never fell? hi, brent, and thanks for having me on a thanks for reminding me of my age as well. but no, you're quite right. the. i think that to anybody who read the 2 draft agreements that the kremlin put in front of the white house and nato just before christmas, had to conclude that what the kremlin is pursuing here. what leading to put in is pursuing here is no longer just neutrality. or finland is ation for ukraine,
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but something much, much larger. and it is really the rolling back of the democratic transformation of the former countries of the war. so pack that are many of whom are now members of the you and nato. that's a really big deal. it is a big deal. and when you consider what is at stake is germany. it is europe's voice, or the as loud as they should be in these discussions. i mean, i'm wondering, or washington moscow talking over berlin and brussels. yeah, this to puts to this question here. the question is, are the americans trying to listen to us and do we have anything to think on the former point? i can tell you and you probably have seen it yourself for the white house about a week ago. published a list of their phone calls and meetings with senior politicians across europe,
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and i think it had about a 100 entries. so i think that question is fairly summarily answered on the unfortunate answer until your 2nd question is that it seems to me that the signaling coming from berlin and then from europe overall is pretty confusing. so in berlin you have. 5 a book who's as you said, heading to moscow tonight for meetings tomorrow, and who has said very carry, as far as i'm concerned nordstrom to the pipeline is on the table. last week, several senior social democrats coalition partners on the party of on a charge the chance for disagreed in public. and the defense minister did so on the day the by the administration was trying to defeat a senate vote table by senator cruz to sanctioned the pipeline. in other words, the bind restriction has been bending over backwards and we haven't exactly been, shall we say force coming and up and time you have christian immigrant politicians
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as well saying, oh, you know, we shouldn't, we shouldn't have economic sanctions like taking russia out of the payment system swift. it's confused. well, how do you explain? germany's reluctance to say we're going to kill nord stream to a because it would obviously it would hurt vladimir brewton. it would hit him where it hurts, but they've been reluctant. i mean, this was something uncle. a miracle didn't want to do, and now we've got over sholpes basically, you know, carrying on that, that miracle legacy. well, let me walk you back on that. the chance of america and you have president biden in the summer. came to an agreement on bilateral corporation on ukraine, which said very clearly that energy security and
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pipelines would be on the table if russia committed any act of aggression against you print that was read as including good stream to. and also, i think, more importantly, politically, it kind of meant that you know what happens to ukraine, germany in europe now owns that problem. schultz has been quite ambiguous about his commitment on this point. ah, the most generous interpretation i can think of is that he and his allies in the government want to preserve strategic ambiguity about consequences. that wouldn't per say be a mistake. but i do think, given the truly astounding language that's coming out of the criminal these days, basically saying, you know, we're not going to negotiate these agreements with you. you can find them that's, you know, that's it. and we're not going to talk arms control or trust building measures with you, or foreign minister, 2nd lover of whom deborah will meet tomorrow, saying,
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you know, after 991, these countries, the former countries of the warsaw pact were orphaned territories. these are countries that are non members of most of them, members of the un nato. and i think when you have the rhetoric ratcheting up like this and an arms build up like you have on ukraine's eastern border, i think it's time for europeans and specifically the germans and play a central lawyer to be more articulate in their language with the, the german foreign minister, i know she wants to revive the old normandy piece of format, which is obviously has france and germany of mediators between moscow and kia. do you think it's? is it too late for that? i think i do. i think i think that this is really buying time and i think everybody in berlin knows that. i think the foreign minister knows that that's again, i think, not legitimate,
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but i think that is what we're doing here. the question really is, does anybody have a way to sort of get the credit then down from the extremely high flagpole on which it is positioned itself at? that's really hard to see. again, given the military build up that's already there. recent increases in recent days, and the really astonishing the uncompromising belligerent rhetoric. it's hard to see how the kremlin does that without losing face. and we know that's not something that likes to do. and what about the options for the west moving forward, if going to war over ukraine, is out of the question? should the us, they though, should they arm ukraine heavily enough so that it can at least make another russian incursion, at least uncomfortable and ugly for the kremlin when the u. s. and the u. k. have been doing that already. and i think the ukrainians on
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that point are fairly relaxed. i mean there's some things that they haven't received, such as, i don't know, patriot missile defenses or mankind, stingers. but at least that's what i'm reading on. but i think the ukrainians are relatively well equipped and trained to fend off any things that are short of a massive full scale invasion. and it's still not clear that that's what the russians are gearing up on. 5 i think the more important thing to understand here is that. 6 for anybody who has like me, that you did mentioned my ed lived through the yugoslav wars of the 19 ninety's when i was a reporter for good site. the weekly paper that was a decade long war and a slow unraveling of the use i've had republic into military may
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have war crimes and genocide. and the, the risk that i'm seeing is that you could see a protracted extended conflict with sort of unclear on balance and atrocities being committed. i'm culpability perhaps on both sides. you never know and combat i. and then you have, you have a humanitarian disaster. you have refugee flows, you have thousands, tens of thousands of frightened people seeing and needing help. and then i think there comes a moral and perhaps a legal debate in the west about helping the civilian societies on the battlefield . and whether those might need and the helpers and, and the, and the, and the people being under attack need some sort of military protection. and i think the professionals no, exactly that, that is
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a possibility. but that is a moral and legal and political morass that nobody, i think really at this point wants to discuss public. let me get one more question before we run out of time. i actually brought this out before we say goodbye. the u . s. is preoccupied with russia and ukraine efforts to revive the iran nuclear deal as well. china has to be watching this and taking notes. i'm wondering, is this going to have any bearing for the future of taiwan? well, clearly of the kremlin and the and, and beijing are looking at this and trying to figure out how resolute so the, the by administration is how durable and sustainable alliance cohesion is. and whether there are chinks in, in the countess of the alliance,
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within europe or within european capitals. and of course, in this context, the sort of messaging confusion and reluctance that i was talking about earlier in the context of the berlin debate is unhelpful because of the key role that berlin has to play in mustering european. and so an a not just because of the pipeline. and, and so that is, i think, unfortunate not just because it could be seen as some commentators have suggested as encouraging or even enabling the kremlin, but also sending signals farther abroad. and that might be something which we would regret greatly at a later point to say if, if there is a chinese moves against taiwan. but let's not forget that, apart from being an asian democracy, taiwan is also one of the world's largest producers of semiconductors that and sits and very important ceiling. unfortunately, consultants were out of time,
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which we had more time constantly show. stilton miller, the timeless from stances. it's good, have you on the show, please come back again. i'm sure there's going to be plenty to the talk about between you would be us old timers. they absolutely. so right. be well, you to, ah, a people have been railing in cities across the u. k. 2 protests against a new bill that they say is an attack on the right to demonstrate the controversial police and crime bill would grant police greater powers to crack down on disruptive protests. but critics say it will also make it more difficult to hold peaceful demonstrations. andy smith is rehearsing in his head, his 1st words to his wife emma, a scientist. today she'll be walking free after 2 months in prison in southern england. andy smith could never have imagined that she would ever be behind bars.
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oh my gosh that i love her. she's been so proud of her. i i you know, we have, we have really young nieces in who are that that the future is not going to be the same future that we had. right. and we have, we have to fight for that fusion, her crime. she blocked motorway. she is part of an environmental group that is pressuring the government to insulate british homes to save energy. they say it's the cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis. terrifying i was coming down to my lawyers. i like that we can tighten by blocking roads for hours, has enraged motorists. the british government has vow to put an end to it in a statement, the home office tells the w. freedom to protest within the law is a fundamental part for democracy. but the police must swiftly deal with
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a selfish minority of protested, whose actions and danger the public. the u. k. government is targeting environmental activists. we want to stop disruptive, protest. public nuisance will be new offense carrying a maximum penalty of up to 10 years in prison, or an unlimited fine. and that's highly controversial. en deos and human rights groups have state many protests. they see the bill as an attack on democracy itself. and even conservative legal observers, like the former attorney general, are concerned most problematic. all the parts which give to the home secretary very significant powers to determine what constitutes serious disruption. ah, whereas normally that would be a master left of the police. ah, emma smart and her fellow protest is know that that is ruptured as controversial,
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but they see no other way and to continue breaking the law. the law is our fundamental right. the if our government is failing, that we can hold that government to account. these are our elected representatives, they are supposed to be protecting the people and if they are failing at that, then it should be all right to stand up and protest and the response of them to imprison of us is absolutely it's draconian. for the moment the protest as a happy to be outside, but with a new build it seems only a matter of time until they will be behind bars again. that report by our corresponded bigot mawson. we're going to told us more about the concerns that are being voiced by opponents of that bill. many groups not just environmental groups, that old, so groups like black lives matter. they are worrying that they cannot hold the government to account. also, trade unions have expressed that concern. they are saying, for example,
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that it might be an erosion of fundamental rights. and that might include trade union activists say, there are many groups that are really fearing to this too much for one thing too much new power for, for the police, for example, the police can preemptively stop and such great assist that might already be on their way to a demonstration, and on the other hand that there are new crimes, like for example, locking themselves, locking arms, or glueing, gluing themselves onto may to a. those are tactics that the pre testers and insulate britton supports is arguing on long established tactics. like, for example, linking arms like the suffragettes did that and they, unable to the women's right to they say they do not do not believe that that should be forbidden in the u. k. ah, you as president joe biden took office promising to help the country your night to
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end the corona virus, and demi, but as the 1st anniversary of his inauguration approaches this week, many promises have yet to be kept. some of his major initiatives are being blocked by members of his very own party and the winds of some of the poorest americans are failing to improve los angeles, a democrat hot land away from the palm tree lined streets. madelyn merit look softer as self help project. the homeless people, people in this tent colony are getting back on their feet. but the social worker wants radical change. today, we live in a system where wages are depressed, where people can afford to live. some of these folks on this block have jobs that they go to every day, but that doesn't mean that they can florida an apartment. madeleine, as part of the democrats progressive wing, she hoped that president biden would build a molten welfare state for the us. instead, she still volunteering for the homeless without help from washington. biden has
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been in office for almost a year. he managed to pass a historic infrastructure package and more financial help for americans during the pandemic. but his huge social spending and climate protection bellis stuck in limbo blocked by members of his own party and with the congressional elections looming this year. biden could lose his majority and his power throw in a word against this. madeline merit supported more radical reformers like bernie sanders. she reluctantly voted for biden, and now she feels let down. has he's always been much more of a shoes, are much more of a handshake or are much more of a. um let's you know, let's make a deal, we need a really strong and brave leader, and unfortunately, i don't see that and biden, for her biden is already eliza. very different from bernie sanders,
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the idol of the idealistic left wing, as they wanted. sanders in the white house and a scathing about the president, a biden's kind of fiddling oil america burns. it's, he's not there, he's not present. and he feels checked out by then is an out of touch, lacking a contents towards the people in this country who need a whole lot of help right now, it looks like optimism may have run out for many young vices. and so has that support for joe biden. ah, world men's tennis number one novak joke of a chance. arrived back in belgrade after being deported from australia following a long visa voyage, his return to serbia came on the day. the australian open got underway without it's 9 time champ, back home as to a tumultuous few days. no,
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that jokers which arrived in serbia, having been deported from australia, could not having been vaccinated against covey. 19. 2 but he was greeted at belgrade airport as a hero, his fans and serbia believe he has been mistreated by the stadium. government. after organizes of the australian open said he was allowed to come because of a covey infection in december. this is a shame what it is to lower killer failure. this is to say what the rules have come to handle that you need to so be forced to do something to take the vaccine. i myself election. i did a double check, but i think that no one should be forced to put something up with you as the judge . the sentence was his freedom of choice and speech. on the other side of the world, the australian open dot and away without it's 9 times champion, winds for the likes of ref, an adult. and the only osaka meant it was almost business as usual for spectators. you our, i think a very highly ah,
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dissipated decision making. i think it was kind of drag long. that's great. that we kind of put it behind us. the best project, which is great as player. i'm just glad the focus is now on what we're all evil. yet. estallion i joke of it's meanwhile has much to ponder. he may, will need to be vaccinated from may's french open to his bed for a record. men's 21st grand slam title is in further jeopardy. and time is ticking. i byron munich, strike. robert levin dusky has been named fif as best men's player for the 2nd year in a rock. madell ski became the 1st man of score 41 goals and a german bonus week of season. last term he has not stopped scoring since the poll controversial, he missed out on the ball and door to lino messy back in november, but as now again, claim the other major, individual football. oh, congratulations to him. the day it's almost done, the conversation continues online. you'll find that on twitter, it dw news,
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