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Monat: Februar 2020

Cosmopolitanism versus nationalism-world state versus nation-state

Cosmopolitanism versus nationalism-world state versus nation-state

I would like to go back specifically to cosmopolitanism, internationalism or globalism and the nation-state. For Marx, the nation-state was a historical advance compared to the small state, so far understandable from his time. Conversely, as a result of nationalism and imperialism, one learned about its destructive power, which also culminated in world wars and the Holocaust. A higher climax no longer seemed possible. Nevertheless, the USA, which liberated Europe, was also a nation-state. Therefore, the nation-state is not bad…

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Why Should Putin Help Trump?

Why Should Putin Help Trump?

February 25, 2020 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Andrey Kortunov Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member With the US election campaign gaining speed, political opponents of the incumbent President are getting back to their old mantras of Vladimir Putin standing by his old friend and partner—if not his puppet—Donald Trump. This belief remains one of the very few issues on which there appears to be a strong consensus among such different people as Hillary Clinton, Nancy…

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New wave of refugees: EU and Russia together against Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman empire? Syria for the Syrians?

New wave of refugees: EU and Russia together against Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman empire? Syria for the Syrians?

The Europeans had illusions in Erdogan long enough, Schröder even honored him as “European of the Year” and wanted to make him a member of the EU as the USA wanted. In fact, Muslimbrother Erdogan never wanted to get into the EU, but wanted by means of rapprochement achieve two goals: investment in Turkey in order to get neoliberals and other sections of the population as his electoral base as an economically successful leader and, secondly, to disempower the military…

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Neue Flüchtlingswelle: EU und Russland gemeinsam gegen Erdogans neoosmanisches Reich?Syrien den Syrern?

Neue Flüchtlingswelle: EU und Russland gemeinsam gegen Erdogans neoosmanisches Reich?Syrien den Syrern?

Lange genug haben die Europäer zuerst Illusionen in Erdogan gehabt, Schröder zeichnete ihn sogar als „Europäer des Jahres“aus und wollte ihn in die EU aufnehmen. Faktisch wollte Muslimbruder Erdogan nie in die EU, sondern mittels der Annäherung zwei Ziele erreichen: Investitionen in die Türkei, um als wirtschaftlicher Erfolgsmensch auch wirtschaftsliberale und andere Teile der Bevölkerung als seine Wählerbasis zu bekommen und zum zweten das Militär zu entmachten, was von den USA, NATO und EU paradoxerweise wegen angeblicvher Demokratisierung unterstützt wurde,…

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Kosmopolitismus versus Nationalismus-Weltstaat versus Nationalstaat

Kosmopolitismus versus Nationalismus-Weltstaat versus Nationalstaat

Ich möchte nochmals speziell auf den Punkt des Kosmopolitismus, Internationalismus oder Globalismus und dem Nationalstaat eingehen. Der Nationalstaat war für Marx ein historischer Fortschritt verglichen mit der Kleinstaaterei, soweit aus seiner Zeit verständlich. Umgekehrt lernte man dann infolge des Nationalismus und Imperialismus seine zerstörerische Kraft kennen, die eben auch bis zu Weltkiegen und dem Holocaust gipfelte. Kein höherer Klimax erschien mehr möglich. Dennoch waren auch die USA, die Europa befreiten damals ein Nationalstaat. Von daher ist Nationalstaat nicht per se…

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Russia’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on the “Deal of the Century”

Russia’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with emphasis on the “Deal of the Century”

Author: Aref BijanPh.D. student in Political Science and Regional Studies, State University of Saint Petersburg Shortly after Donald Trump unveiled his plan for the future of Israel and the Palestinians, known as the “Deal of the Century”, in which he presented a map outlining future borders of the states of Israel and Palestine. On January 30 2020, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Moscow on an unannounced trip to update Russian President Vladimir Putin “on regional developments” and the “Deal…

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Russia’s comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

Russia’s comparative approach to the crisis in Libya and Syria

Author: Aref Bijan PhD student in Political Science and Regional Studies, State University of Saint Petersburg After Syria, Libya is the second Mediterranean country that Russia increasingly accentuated. Prior to the Arab Spring, bilateral relations between Russia and Libya were neither close nor indifferent. Instead, the Russians saw Libya as a place to promote their energy interests, sell weapons and challenge Western dominance over the Mediterranean. In the civil war, Russia supports both opposition groups such as General Haftar and…

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The first European military missions in the Gulf and in Libya?

The first European military missions in the Gulf and in Libya?

As new candidate for the chairman of the CDU and candidate for chancellor, alongside Laschet, Merz and Spahn, the chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group Norbert Röttgen, who has made a name for himself in the areas of foreign, security and European politics, now comes into play. Röttgen is considered very competent and as a supporter of a stronger German and military role in foreign missions. The meanwhile resigned CDU party chairman and…

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Die ersten europäischen Militärmissionen im Golf und vor Libyen?

Die ersten europäischen Militärmissionen im Golf und vor Libyen?

Als neuer und weiterer Vorsitzender der CDU und Kanzlerkanidat bringt sich nun neben Laschet, Merz und Spahn der Vorsitzende des Außenpolitischen Ausschuss der CDU/CSU- fraktion Norbert Röttgen ins Spiel, der sich jahrelang in den Bereichen Außen-, Sicherheits- und Europapolitik profiliert hat, als sehr kompetent gilt und als Befürworter einer stärkeren deutsche und militärischen Rolle bei Auslandseinsätzen.. Auch die inzwischen zurückgetretene CDU-Parteivorsitzenden und noch amtierdende Verteidigungsministerin Kramp-Karrenbauer/AKK, die schon Einsätze in Nordsyrien erfolglos angemahnt hatte, sprach noch auf der MSC und…

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After MSC: A New EU and a New Strategic NATO concept?

After MSC: A New EU and a New Strategic NATO concept?

There are many reactions to the Munich Security Conference and the the speeches of Macron, Pompeo, Laschet and Steinmeier. Two are documented here. Firstly, the more pro-Russian perspective in the person of Dr. Alexander Rahr, who calls for a reinvention of the EU and proposes a Franco-German working group that, based on the eroding power and cohesion of the West, has a more European orientation along Macron’s proposals, wants compromises in adhering to liberal values ​​and seeks a balance with…

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Nach der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz: Neue EU und neues strategisches NATO-Konzept?

Nach der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz: Neue EU und neues strategisches NATO-Konzept?

Anlässlich der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz, der Rede Macrons, Pompeos, Laschets und Steinmeiers gibt es vielerlei Reaktionen. Hier seien zwei dokumentiert. Zum einen die mehr prorussische Sichtweise in Person von Dr. Alexander Rahr, der eine Neuerfindung der EU anmahnt und eine deutsch-französische Arbeitsgruppe vorschlägt, die sich anhand der erodierenden Macht und Zusammenhalts des Westens entlang Macrons Vorschlägen mehr europäisch ausrichtet, Abstriche bei ihrem Festhalten an liberalen Werten vornimmt und den Ausgleich mit Russland sucht: „EU muss sich nach München neu erfinden Das…

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A new Middle East war in the making?

A new Middle East war in the making?

Despite protests against Trump´s new Middle East plan, the relations of the anti-Iran front are becoming closer. An indicator for this is the latest development in the Israeli-Saudi relations: „Israeli delegation visits Saudi Arabia for first time A high-ranking Israeli delegation from an umbrella US Jewish group has visited Saudi Arabia this week, a sign of increasing warmness between Tel Aviv and Riyadh as the two sides look to forge closer informal ties and expedite normalization efforts. Israel’s English-language broadsheet…

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The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

Author:Andrey Kortunov Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member The current trends in Russia–EU relations carry a number of risks that should be mentioned when predicting possible scenarios for the further deterioration of these relations. The general deterioration of European security due to the expiration of the INF Treaty, the degradation of confidence-building measures, and the start of an arms race, including hi-tech weapons (understanding that the military-political situation in Europe cannot change drastically…

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Russia, the EU and Macron-cooperation or destruction of the EU?

Russia, the EU and Macron-cooperation or destruction of the EU?

Global Review has a good relationship with the think tank of the Russian foreign ministery RIAC, writes articles for them and reposts articles of them on our website to support a New East Policy and an EU-Russia ecoalliance and other areas of cooperation. I am very interested in what their chief Dr.Kortunov writes about the defrosting of EU-Russian relations. I have read another article of him, which made me think about how serious he is about it. He wrote that…

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Interview with Dr. Sachsenröder: „Any type of Sino-American war can only be a nightmare for ASEAN, because, as the African proverb goes, it’s the grass that suffers when elephants fight.“

Interview with Dr. Sachsenröder: „Any type of Sino-American war can only be a nightmare for ASEAN, because, as the African proverb goes, it’s the grass that suffers when elephants fight.“

Global Review had the honour and opportunity to have another interview with South East Asia expert Dr. Wolfgang Sachsenröder about South East Asia between the USA and China. Dr. Wolfgang Sachsenröder owned his PhD in Political Science and Public Law from the University of Bonn, Germany. He got involved in party politics in the student revolution of 1968, and worked later as a political adviser in Asia, the Middle East, and the Balkans, for a quarter of a century. Coming…

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Interview with Indian General Asthana (ret.): „A campaign of those who are not comfortable with rising India“

Interview with Indian General Asthana (ret.): „A campaign of those who are not comfortable with rising India“

Global Review had the pleasure to have an interview with Indian General (ret.) Asthana about the geopolitical situation in Asia and the Greater Middle East. The author is a strategic and security analyst, a veteran Infantry General with40 years experience in national & international fields and UN. A globally acknowledged strategic & military writer/analyst authored over 350 publications. Interviewed by various National and International news channels/newspapers/organisations. Currently Chief Instructor, USI of India, the oldest Indian Think-tank in India. On Board/Governing…

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Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making

Erdogan’s Neo-Ottoman Empire in the making

Erdogan advances in establishing his Neo-Ottoman Empire. The list is long: after supporting the Muslim Brothers everywhere in the Greater Middle East, equipping Islamist homicide militias from Syria to Libya, he becomes partly responsible for these civil wars and refugee flows, now portrays himself hypocritically as saviors of refugees and human rights, and is silencing the EU through the refugee deal, which he now wants to expand to Libya. After establishing a military base in Sudan, now marching into northern…

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Erdogans neoosmanisches Reich in the making

Erdogans neoosmanisches Reich in the making

Erdogan schreitet bei der Etablierung seines neosmanischenReiches voran. Die Liste ist lang: Nachdem er die Muslimbrüder im Greater Middle East überall unterstützt, islamistische Mordbrennermilizen von Syrien bis Lybien ausrüstet, für die Bürgerkriege und Flüchtlingsströme mitverantwortlich ist und sich als Retter der Flüchtlinge und Menschenrechte aufspielt, sowie die EU mittels des Flüchtlingsdeals mundtot gemacht hat, die er nun auch auf Lybien erweitern will, einen Militärstützpunkt im Sudan errichtet hat, nun in Nordsyrien einmarschiert ist und türkische Truppen nach Lybien verlegt hat…

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