J. Bittner, Die Zeit (in German) | February 6, 2009
The Munich Conference on Security Policy needs renewal. ++ In 2007 Putin declared the end of unipolarity here. ++ This year NATO seeks discreet dialog with Russia, but the focus will be on the seating of US and Iranian delegations. ++ The first contact between them for three decades may take place over dinner. ++ "You only see old men there," says a female NATO diplomat. ++ The conference should be re-named Terrarium, since it, like the rest of the world, has become cramped, hot and overpopulated. ++ And it smells of fights.