Peace in Lybia, war in Chad: Islamic Belt from Nigeria to the Sahel zone or fragmentation and new African order?

Peace in Lybia, war in Chad: Islamic Belt from Nigeria to the Sahel zone or fragmentation and new African order?

After the Lybian war parties under the mediation from Russia and Turkey signed a peace treaty, build a transistion government and want to hold elections this year, the war zone and its regional players seem to move to the next front: Chad and the Sahel zone. In Chad, the polling stations had just closed on April 11th. The residents of the oasis town of Wour in the far north flocked to the markets to stock up on food for Ramadan,…

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Israel and the Iran deal: Natanz, hoped-for regime change, military strike or acceptance

Israel and the Iran deal: Natanz, hoped-for regime change, military strike or acceptance

Israel´s government is trying to influence the Biden administration which pushes for a new Iran deal. Netanjahu still reserves the right to act on its own as a sovereign nation and is concerned that Biden won´t listen to Israel´s interests. However, a former IDF intelligence chief thinks that a new Iran deal could be a solution which buys Israel time and would be in its own interest. “Israeli cabinet ‘concerned the US wants an Iran deal at all costs’ The…

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Deutscher Radikalpazifismus: “Nein, meine Söhne gebe ich nicht”

Deutscher Radikalpazifismus: “Nein, meine Söhne gebe ich nicht”

Eines der besten Beispiele für den deutschen postheroischen und radikalpazifistischen Liedersingsang ist Reinhard May und Freunde „Meine Söhne gebe ich nicht“, da er die Philiosophie des deutschen radikalen Nachkriegspazifismus und seiner Beschränkungen klar macht Hier werden matriachalische Leitbilder besungen von Müttern, die unter Geburtsschmerz eine enge Beziehung zu ihren Söhnen haben und sie sie deswegen nicht als Kanonenfutter weggeben wollen. Von Töchtern und Transgendern ist da ganz klassisch noch nicht die Rede. Aber lassen wir es einmal so stehen, die…

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Interview with Indian General Asthana: “President Joe Biden administration has given enough indicators that there is unlikely to be any change in US policy towards China”

Interview with Indian General Asthana: “President Joe Biden administration has given enough indicators that there is unlikely to be any change in US policy towards China”

Global Review had the pleasure to have another interview with General (ret.) Asthana about the Asia, India and related geopolitical conflicts in the new Biden era- Maj Gen S B Asthana,SM,VSM (Veteran) Chief Instructor,United Service Institution of India Council, Confederation of Educational Excellence (CEE) Security Council, International Organization for Educational Development (IOED) International Police Commission, (IPC, India)United Nations Collaboration for Economic and Social Development in Africa (UNCESDA) Internet TV Media News Network (ITVMNN) Advisory Board, Swedish Armed Forces International Center – SWEDINTExpert Group,…

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Antifascism in the Bundeswehr: How would you have acted or how will you act today in view of the AfD and after the war in Afghanistan?

Antifascism in the Bundeswehr: How would you have acted or how will you act today in view of the AfD and after the war in Afghanistan?

Unlike in the USA, where the bearer of arms ihavea guaranteed basic right and iare understood in the sense of an inalienable human right, the monopoly of force does not only lie with state institutions, but Trumpists, neo-Nazis, Tea party people and militias walk around armed,while German fascists have when they want armed organizations  the only way is through the infiltration of the state monopoly of violence, shooting clubs and the illegal procurement of weapons. On the one hand, the…

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Antifaschismus in der Bundeswehr: Wie hättest du gehandelt oder wie wirst du heute handeln angesichts der AfD und nach dem Afghanistankrieg?

Antifaschismus in der Bundeswehr: Wie hättest du gehandelt oder wie wirst du heute handeln angesichts der AfD und nach dem Afghanistankrieg?

Anders als in den USA, wo das Waffentragen ein verbürgtes Grundrecht ist und im Sinne eines unveräusserlichen Menschenrechts verstanden wird und das Gewaltmonopol nicht nur bei staatlichen Institutionen liegt,Trumpisten, Neonazis, Tea Partyleute und Milizen bewaffnet herumlaufen, haben deutsche Faschisten, wenn sie bewaffnete Organisationen gründen wollen, nur den Weg über die Infiltration des staatlichen Gewaltmonopols , Schützenvereinen und der illegalen Beschaffung von Waffen. Die AfD versucht zum einen in Bundeswehr (KSKaffäre, Bundeswehrler als Parlamentarier) , Geheimdiensten (Roewert/Maasen), Polizei (NSU 2.0, SEKskandal)…

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Letter from an America friend: The Unlikelihood of a War With China and Russia

Letter from an America friend: The Unlikelihood of a War With China and Russia

  The Unlikelihood of a War With China and Russia By: George Friedman Much has been made of China’s seemingly unending potential to invade Taiwan – nearly as much as Russia’s buildup near Ukraine, which many believe is little more than a pretext for a future war. Lurking behind this is the age-old fear that Russia and China will team up to undermine the United States, say, by launching simultaneous attacks. This isn’t inconceivable, but neither is it likely. Let’s…

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Ukraine: Deescalate or Escalate to deescalate?

Ukraine: Deescalate or Escalate to deescalate?

While US Secretary of Defense Austin visits Germany and declares to deploy more US troops in Germany, Biden proposes a meeting with Putin about Ukraine and other topics to deescalate the situation. He demands that Russia is  withdrawing its troops and to negotiate a solution. However, fanatic nationalists on both sides and from third side apparantely want escalate the conflict .On the Russian side some experts even think about the use of tactical nuclear weapons—according to the Russian military doctrine:…

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Russia turns to itself: Russia First or Eurasian Anti-NATO?

Russia turns to itself: Russia First or Eurasian Anti-NATO?

In view of China’s threats to annex Taiwan and Russia’s threats to possibly want to join Eastern Ukraine, there are quite enlightening disputes about direction among the Russian experts. Representative for this is the contribution by Dmimitri Trenin “Russia turns to itself” and Dr. Rahr’s reply “Russia’s role in the world”, which is documented as an article below. Dmitri Trenin heads the Carnegie Moscow Center and is one of Russia’s leading foreign policy experts. He represents more a Russia First…

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Russlands Wende zu sich selbst: Russia First oder Eurasische Anti-NATO?

Russlands Wende zu sich selbst: Russia First oder Eurasische Anti-NATO?

Angesichts Chinas Drohungen Taiwan zu annektieren und Russlands Drohungen, eventuell die Ostukraine anschliessen zu wollen, gibt es im Umfeld der Russlandsexperten recht aufschlussreiche Richtungsstreite. Stellvertretend hierfür ist der Beitrag von Dmimitri Trenin „ Russlands Wende zu sich“ und Dr. Rahrs Entgegnung „Russlands Rolle in der Welt“ zu sehen. die als Artikel unten dokumentiert sind. Dmitri Trenin leitet das Carnegie Moscow Center und gehört zu Russlands führenden Außenpolitik-Experten.Er vertritt mehr ein Russia First und schliesst auf dieser Basis eine mögliche Wiederannäherung…

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Why have been authotarian regime changes more sucessful than Western regime changes?

Why have been authotarian regime changes more sucessful than Western regime changes?

While some Western regime changers hoped that the return of Navalny could incite broad protest movements in Russia, the German newmagazine “Deutsche Welle” published an analysis of the chances for a broad protest movement in Russia and thereby for a regime change option. Therefore we want to repost it in English and think it comes close to the analysis of part-time Putin adviser Dr. Rahr. Even if Putin is losing popularity and his party United Russia has a historic low…

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Interview with Bilahari Kausikan about Myanmar:”The Tatmadaw is a central reality that must be part of any solution”

Interview with Bilahari Kausikan about Myanmar:”The Tatmadaw is a central reality that must be part of any solution”

Global Review had the honor to have an interview with Bilahari Kausikan about Myanmar and Asia. Bilahari Kausikan is currently Chairman of the Middle East Institute, an autonomous institute of the National University of Singapore. He has spent his entire career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his 37 years in the Ministry, he served in a variety of appointments at home and abroad, including as Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Permanent Representative to the UN in New York,…

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Next U turn in the Ukrainian crisis: Erdogan as new regional power and peace mediator

Next U turn in the Ukrainian crisis: Erdogan as new regional power and peace mediator

After NATO, the OSCE and the EU were mainly silent on the Ukrainian crisis, Merkel called Putin behind the scenes, Erdogan met with EU represantuives and placed EU- Commision president Urusla von der Leyen on a couch and by this inciting a discussion in the EU wheter EU State Council president Barnier should have let von der Leyen a place on the chair, Erdogan iwants now to demonstrate that he is the real regional power in the Ukraine and Black…

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Northern Irexit- the decline of Global Britain?

Northern Irexit- the decline of Global Britain?

After the riots in Northern Ireland, politicians from all parties condemned the riots on Thursday. “Destruction, violence and the threat of violence are completely unacceptable and unjustifiable,” said the province’s government after an emergency meeting. The Northern Irish regional parliament had previously been called back prematurely from the Easter break. It now wants to advise on how to deal with the street battles that Protestant-loyalist gangs in Belfast and Derry, the second largest city in Northern Ireland, have been fighting…

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Wagenknecht and Bidenomics: Paradigm shift from neoliberalism to a New Keynesian Deal?

Wagenknecht and Bidenomics: Paradigm shift from neoliberalism to a New Keynesian Deal?

In her new book“The self-righteous”(Die Selbstgerechten)  Sahra Wagenknecht paints the 1970s as the home of common sense. And chase the left-liberal ghosts of today. Everything was better beforeWith her book, Sahra Wagenknecht seems to be steering forward into the past The US theorist Nancy Fraser has identified a prerequisite for the rise of right-wing populism in the alliance of neoliberalism and left-wing liberals. A “roaring permanent discourse about diversity”, according to Fraser, has suppressed the demands for social equality. The…

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Will Putin annex Eastern Ukraine?

Will Putin annex Eastern Ukraine?

In a Global Review interview Dr. Rahr claimed: “I don’t see any Russian plans to reconquer Ukraine, as the Red Army did 100 years ago.” This might be correct as Putin maybe doesn´t want the whole Ukraine, but “only” annex Eastern Ukraine. As always, both sides accuse each other of breaking the July 2020 ceasefire and the Minsk Agreement of 2015. Russia is gathering troops on the border with Ukraine, which, according to the Kremlin, are not threatening anyone. At…

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The New Taiwan crisis -How would Germany and Russia position themselves in the event of a Sino-American war?

The New Taiwan crisis -How would Germany and Russia position themselves in the event of a Sino-American war?

While Europe is preoccupied with Corona, we just face a new Taiwan crisis. The PLA and the US are deploying more and more military and we have to see if this time s a confrontation can be prevented and it remains rabber-sabbling. However the power balance has shifted and iit is not a question if China will try to invade Taiwan, but when and its more about the timing, the tactics than about the goal. Today´s Global Times: “PLA prepared…

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A brief Global Review of the Global Times: Quad, Taiwan and new weapon systems

A brief Global Review of the Global Times: Quad, Taiwan and new weapon systems

While the USA tries to portray the Quad as a successful project with a bright future, the Global Times claims that it is more symbolic than really a threat to China and also not an Asian NATO or even a “Eight Nation Alliance” like 1900: “US cannot replicate ‘Eight-Nation Alliance’ against China By Lu Xue Published: Apr 07, 2021 A naval exercise between all members of Quad and France is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday. Times of India on Monday…

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Five Hard Truths About Myanmar

Five Hard Truths About Myanmar

Author: Bilahari Kausikan Myanmar (then called Burma) became independent in 1948. In 1962, General Ne Win seized power in a coup. Thereafter, until 2011, Myanmar was under the rule of the Tatmadaw, as the Myanmar military is called.  For much of this half century of military rule, Myanmar isolated itself from the rest of the world. Pursuing the so-called ‘Burmese Way to Socialism’, Myanmar shunned both Cold War blocs, even withdrawing from the Non-Aligned Movement. The world, and in particular…

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Letter to an American friend: The Sinoamerican conflict and the multipolar world

Letter to an American friend: The Sinoamerican conflict and the multipolar world

Dear friend , just my personal guess:China will invade Taiwan within the next 6 years’.Or try to do. It wants to use the coming Winter Olympics in 2022 like Hitler did with the Olympics 1936 to give the world the Image of a multilateralist, peaceful nation which wants to create win-win situations for all mankind.And then the USA will cross a so called red line and China has to”react”. However, it is unlikeley that most Europeans will follow the US…

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