Interview with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken "We Need To Stand for Freedom and Openness – And Do It Together"

In an interview with DER SPIEGEL, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discusses the simmering dispute with Germany over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, provocations from Moscow, the trade dispute with Beijing and America’s role in the fight against autocrats.
Interview Conducted By René Pfister
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin: "Can we make something out of a very bad hand that we inherited?"

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin: "Can we make something out of a very bad hand that we inherited?"

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JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP

Blinken and U.S. President Joe Biden before their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva

Blinken and U.S. President Joe Biden before their meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva

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Patrick Semansky / AP

DER SPIEGEL 26/2021
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Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin

Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin

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