Disagreeable partners. How patient should we be with authoritarian states?

Frank Sieren hosts the former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder.

Western politicians should defend occidental values throughout the world. Yet, for economic and other interests, they do have to cooperate with non-democratic states. To reconcile both demands often represents a dilemma, particularly with respect to booming countries such as China. The former chancellor Gerhard Schröder takes a stance which is as clear as it is controversial.