In the case of a significant withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, nearly half of Germans want to see the deployment of the Bundeswehr in the country ended.

In a survey conducted by the opinion research Institute YouGov on behalf of the German press Agency, 48 percent called for a German withdrawal, 29 percent were opposed. No clear statement amounted to 23 percent.

The United States consider part of their 14,000 troops from Afghanistan to be deducted. US President, Donald Trump checks, this according to official information, but still. Germany has stationed in Afghanistan, nearly 1300 soldiers, as part of the Nato operation Resolute Support, Afghan security forces training.

Less clear than in Afghanistan, the opinion of, in Germany, in the case of Syria, where Trump has the withdrawal of US soldiers announced. In Germany 41 percent of the respondents to end the deployment of German Tornados and tanker aircraft in the fight against the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS) in parallel with the withdrawal of the U.S. military. Against a deduction of 32% (28% don’t know/no answer). Trump’s decision was triggered in the circle of the allies, and also in the USA, considerable criticism and questions about the security and political reliability of the US President raised.

The Terror of the 25 percent of the respondents consider the most dangerous international conflict. Against the Background that the IS is defeated in Syria and in Iraq, largely, the risk of IS-attacks in Europe (48 percent) or take it to work (29 per cent). Only seven percent of the respondents think that the danger will take.

place two of the most dangerous conflicts is for the Germans, the dispute between the United States and Russia on the prohibition of atomic medium-range missiles (INF Treaty) with 16 percent, followed by the nuclear dispute between North Korea and the United States (14 percent). The conflict in Eastern Ukraine (6 percent), the between Israel and the Palestinians (3%) and the Iranian nuclear program (2 percent) thus appears to be significantly less people than threatening the most conflict.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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