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Monat: April 2021

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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Interview with Dr. Treiber about the war in Ethopia:”The war is already international”

Interview with Dr. Treiber about the war in Ethopia:”The war is already international”

Global Review had the pleasure to have an interview with Dr. Magnus Treiber about the situation at the Horn of Africa, Ethopia and Eritrea. Dr. Magnus Treiber is a professor of anthropology at LMU Munich. Following his PhD research on young urban life in Asmara 2001-2005, he has done extensive research with Eritrean refugees and published his professorial thesis on migration from Eritrea (Migration aus Eritrea, Berlin: Reimer 2017). He has taught at Munich, Bayreuth and Addis Ababa universities. Global…

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Easter crisis in Ukraine: NATO drills and Russia military build-up

Easter crisis in Ukraine: NATO drills and Russia military build-up

While the German and most parts of the international public are preoccupied with Corona, Al Jazzerre is broadcasting the Black Lives Matter- George Floyd US trial live and for hours and China is pushing its military around Taiwan and the South China Sea, Russia’s troop movements are worrying NATO . The situation in eastern Ukraine and on the Russian side of the border appears to be worsening. Kiev receives numerous expressions of solidarity. Also from the EU. In view of…

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Interview with Dr. Alexander Rahr: “I don’t see any Russian plans to reconquer Ukraine, as the Red Army did 100 years ago”

Interview with Dr. Alexander Rahr: “I don’t see any Russian plans to reconquer Ukraine, as the Red Army did 100 years ago”

Global Review had again the honor of interviewing Prof. Alexander Rahr, expert on Russian affairs, political scientist, member of the Valdai Club, Putin advisor for Gazprom to the EU. Alexander Rahr is an honorary professor at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations and School of Economics. He studied at the State University of Munich, worked 1980-1994 for the Research Institute for Radio Free Europe, the Federal Institute for Eastern European and International Studies. He was a consultant to the…

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Interview mit Dr. Alexander Rahr: “Russische Pläne, die Ukraine zurückzuerobern, wie es die Rote Armee vor 100 Jahren getan hat, sehe ich nicht”

Interview mit Dr. Alexander Rahr: “Russische Pläne, die Ukraine zurückzuerobern, wie es die Rote Armee vor 100 Jahren getan hat, sehe ich nicht”

Global Review hatte die Ehre, mit Dr. Alexander Rahr, Politiklwissenschaftler , Russlandexperte und Gazpromberater ein Interview über die gegenwärtige Krise um die Ukraine und andere Themen zu führen. Alexander Rahr ist international angesehener Politikwissenschaftler, Politik- und Unternehmensberater, Publizist und  Buchautor.Die wichtigsten Lebensdaten: Geboren am 2. März 1959 in Taipeh/Taiwan, verheiratet, zwei Kinder. Aufgewachsen in Tokio, Eschborn im Taunus, München. Lebt seit 1999 in Berlin. 1980 – 88 Studium an der Ludwig–Maximilian-Universität München (Geschichte, Slawistik, Politik)1977 – 90 Projektmitarbeiter, Bundesinstitut für…

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Chinese martyr cult: New form of Chinese Jihad?

Chinese martyr cult: New form of Chinese Jihad?

The Chinese Qingming Festival (Chinese 清明節 / 清明节, Pinyin qīngmíngjié, from 清明, qīngmíng – “bright and clear”) on April 4th or 5th, rarely on April 6th, is the Chinese commemoration of the dead. The Chinese feast of the dead falls on the 106th day according to the Chinese solar calendar (peasant calendar), 15 days after the spring equinox (春分, chūnfēn – “mid-spring”). The graves are swept with food, flowers and objects that the deceased liked during their lifetime are placed…

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China: With WARP speed to nuclear fusion

China: With WARP speed to nuclear fusion

While there are many stories about China copying and stealing technology, after its success in quantum computing by a photon facility, it now surpasses the international multibillion nuclear fusion project ITER. Scientists achieved a sensation in a Chinese research reactor: at 150 million degrees Celsius, they fused the nuclei of two atoms for ten seconds. Last Friday, the largest and most modern fusion reactor in the Asian country went into operation in the Chinese Southwest province of Sichuan. Nuclear fusion…

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Happy Easter: Peace messages from the Sino-Russian front

Happy Easter: Peace messages from the Sino-Russian front

According to the internet portal Quora local Taiwanese media reported that a sino-American war nearly broke out over the flight of US diplomat Kelly Craft from the USA to Taiwan in January 2021 before the inaugaration of Joe Biden. The PLA threatened to bring down or to shoot down her plane if she entered Tawinese airspace. However the USA in the last minute would have decided to call her back and so a war could be avoided. https://observeroftheworld.quora.com/America-and-China-Nearly-Went-to-War-in-January-2021-over-Taiwan-but-Americans-backed-down-https-youtu-be-0WUIIVYOA?ch=3&share=96b77454 However, whether…

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Bewegung für die kulturelle Renaissance Europas: Neues Europäisches Bauhaus

Bewegung für die kulturelle Renaissance Europas: Neues Europäisches Bauhaus

Im Freitag ist ein Aufruf zur Schaffung einer neuen europäischen sozialen und kulturellen Bewegung erschienen, die eine neue Renaissance Europas auch in kultureller Hinsicht bewirken soll, zumal an der interdisziplinären Schnittstelle von Kultur, Architektur und Technologie. Das Ganze wird zudem auch unter geopolitischen soft power-Kriterien verstanden, die die transnationale Kultur Europas mehr betont haben möchte. Zentraler Gedanke , Schlagwort und catch phrase hierbei ist hierbei die Idee von einem Neuen Europäischen Bauhaus: „Europa eine Seele geben Aufruf Für einen kulturellen…

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Biden`s New Deal: mega infrastructure program, modernization of the US economy, upgrading US resilience and a transatlantic New Silkroad

Biden`s New Deal: mega infrastructure program, modernization of the US economy, upgrading US resilience and a transatlantic New Silkroad

US President Joe Biden has announced a massive investment program. Biden tries to convince the Americans for his billion dollar infrastructure program: It would create millions of jobs, modernize America and deeply shape the future of today’s generations. The Republicans have announced resistance. US President Joe Biden has touted his massive plan to modernize the country’s infrastructure as the largest labor program since World War II. The approximately two trillion dollars (1.7 trillion euros) package is a project that will…

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