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Monat: Juli 2021

Greece: New Silicon Valley, energy belt for climate neutral EU, LNG axis and military base against AKP-Turkey, Xi-China and Putin-Russia?

Greece: New Silicon Valley, energy belt for climate neutral EU, LNG axis and military base against AKP-Turkey, Xi-China and Putin-Russia?

Greece experienced during the financial crisis 2008 and the afterwards developing Euro and state debt crisis, its area austerity program and the title to be the laziest and chaotic people and state in South Europe. The big bail out and the nonimplementatiation of the No-referendum to leave the Euro were the results and a big debate if the EU and the Euro was a valueable project and might be better of without Greece in the Euro club. Austerity programs were…

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Myanmar Junta Implementing China’s BRI Projects by Stealth

Myanmar Junta Implementing China’s BRI Projects by Stealth

Analysis by The Irrawaddy 23 July 2021 Amid political upheaval, the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing fighting between the military and civilian resistance fighters and ethnic armed groups, the junta is quietly attempting to pave the way for the implementation in Myanmar of China’s strategic infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Beijing has pushed repeatedly for the speeding up of the ambitious projects outlined by China’s President Xi Jinping and first proposed to the National League for Democracy…

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Sino-American conflict: Rare earth and proxy wars instead of interstate great power wars?

Sino-American conflict: Rare earth and proxy wars instead of interstate great power wars?

Global Review recommends two articles about the Sino-American conflict. First, “ America´s strategic vulnerability. Rare Earth Elements” by Ariel Cohen and James C. Grant at the website of the Foreign Policy Reeaerch Institute (FPRI), June 22nd 2021. Interesting article that compares the US dependence on China`s rare earths with the dependence on oil during  the OPEC embargo 1973 and suggests similar measures: Restructuring of the supply chain, investment in other rare earth mining countries, a strategic reserve, a consumer´s club….

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Nuclear proliferation under Biden, Putin and Xi , fake news and the future of East Asia

Nuclear proliferation under Biden, Putin and Xi , fake news and the future of East Asia

O wow, apparently a Hong Kong author and youngster who is allied with the UK is calling for a latent deterrent, latency detterence, for East Asian non-nuclear states in his article “The nuclear future of Easr Asia”. Southasia and South East Asia not mentioned. . Whether such considerations would arise in Germany if Trump were to be re-elected? Somewhat carelessly, our young pan-Asian milk tea allied drinker and realpolitican for the sake of national interests,  speaks of a possible preemptive…

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Trump- new storm and coup in the future?

Trump- new storm and coup in the future?

Trump is still alive and very active. He is touring the USA, travels to the Mexican border, is participating in party congresses of the Republican party, demanding 10 trillion dollar compensation from China for the “China virus”, intimidating unloyal Republicans and tries to improve his options to run as presidential candidate for the Republicans in 2024 again. Meanwhile the Biden administration tries to get rid of Trump by legal procedures and maybe Trump gets imprisoned or a penalty. However, it…

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Burma/Myanmar: The People´s Defense Forces PDF between Tatmadaw, the minorities, the Wa and Russia and China

Burma/Myanmar: The People´s Defense Forces PDF between Tatmadaw, the minorities, the Wa and Russia and China

While the Western media at the moment don´t focus on Burma/Myanmar , the Hindustan Times is silent on the issue and cares more about Afghanistan at the moment, the Global Times issues headlines about the 100 anniversary of the CPC, a possible new strategic triangle China- Russia- Northkorea, the South Chinese Sea, Taiwan, Japan´s new white book and in a team with the People´s Daily issues more articles about the funny life of Uyghurs in China and the new Uyghur…

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Will Japan defend Taiwan?

Will Japan defend Taiwan?

So far, Japan has kept a low profile in the conflict between China and Taiwan. Tokyo is now taking its side with Taiwan more and more openly – militarily if necessary. A deployment abroad would be highly controversial among the population. Traditionally, the Japanese government has officially kept a low profile in the conflict between China and Taiwan. Japan maintains important economic relations with both Chinese states. Any open positioning in favor of democratic Taiwan would exacerbate tensions in the…

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Interview with Dr. Alexander Rahr: ”My advice to the next Federal Chancellor: Try to promote a new policy of détente with Russia “

Interview with Dr. Alexander Rahr: ”My advice to the next Federal Chancellor: Try to promote a new policy of détente with Russia “

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 about the Valdai Club Meeting in Kazan in 2021 and its role and contents. 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…

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Interview mit Dr. Alexander Rahr: ” Mein Rat an den nächsten Bundeskanzler: Versuchen Sie eine neue Entspannungspolitik mit Russland voranzubringen”

Interview mit Dr. Alexander Rahr: ” Mein Rat an den nächsten Bundeskanzler: Versuchen Sie eine neue Entspannungspolitik mit Russland voranzubringen”

Global Review hatte erneut die Ehre, Prof. Alexander Rahr, Experte für russische Angelegenheiten, Politikwissenschaftler, Mitglied des Valdai-Clubs und Putin-Berater für Gazprom bei der EU, über Russlands nationale Sicherheitsstrategien, das Biden-Putin-Treffens, Afghanistan, Zentralasien, Balkan und China zu befragen. Alexander Rahr ist Honorarprofessor am Moskauer Staatsinstitut für internationale Beziehungen und Wirtschaftsschule. Er studierte an der Staatlichen Universität München, arbeitete 1980-1994 für das Forschungsinstitut für Radio Free Europe, das Bundesinstitut für Osteuropa- und Internationale Studien. Er war Berater der RAND Corporation, USA. Von…

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Chinese engagement in Latin America and Europe: Comparisons and Interdependencies

Chinese engagement in Latin America and Europe: Comparisons and Interdependencies

Author: R. Evan Ellis[i] Abstract.  This paper examines Chinese commercial, political, and security engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, comparing it with similar engagement in Europe.  It finds evidence that PRC engagement globally is driven by a strategy focused on re-orienting the world to the economic benefit of the PRC, with nonetheless important political, institutional, and security engagement in support of these objectives and the consequences of their pursuit.  It finds common elements in China’s pursuit of secure sources…

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US military integrated cloud command , Terminator and Skynet after Solarwind and REvil?

US military integrated cloud command , Terminator and Skynet after Solarwind and REvil?

Short notice in the German newspaper FOCUS today: “Ten billion dollars Jedi project: Pentagon cancels billion dollar contract with Microsoft Today, 07/07/2021 | 08:26 # In the future, artificial intelligence will manage all data and information relating to the US military. The Ministry of Defense hired IT giant Microsoft to do this. Now the roll back. The US Department of Defense cancels a ten billion dollar contract with the IT company Microsoft, for which the Internet giant Amazon had also…

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China´s first drone and robot counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Burma?

China´s first drone and robot counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Burma?

After China´s biggest weapon fair in Zhuhai, the Aviation Show which also was performed by new stealth bombers, attack helicopters and fighter jets on the 100 h founding wclebrations at Tianmanmen Square, China shows its next weapon systems: Fighting robots and drones. CHINA / MILITARY China displays land, sea, air combat robots at expo By Liu Xuanzun Published: Jul 05, 2021 11:50 PM An armed reconnaissance land robot at the 7th China (Beijing) Military Intelligent Technology Expo in Beijing on July 5,…

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Chinabrücke/Chinabridge: Frontorganisation of the CPC`s United Front or sovereign European bridgebuilder?

Chinabrücke/Chinabridge: Frontorganisation of the CPC`s United Front or sovereign European bridgebuilder?

On a Thursday in October 2019, ten men and one woman came together in an office building on Kurfürstendamm. You want to found an association, the “China Bridge (Chinabrücke) “. In the statutes that they adopt, it is stated that the association wants to “promote understanding for Germany and the European Union in China as well as understanding for China in Germany and the European Union” and thus make a contribution to German-Chinese friendship. The model should be the Atlantik-Brücke…

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100 years CPC celebrations: No military parade, not yet a military alliance with Russia, but new ICBM silos

100 years CPC celebrations: No military parade, not yet a military alliance with Russia, but new ICBM silos

As the CPC euphorically celebrates the centenary of its founding, China renewed and expanded the friendship treaty with Russia, but still rejected Putin´s offer for a military alliance. The so called wolf´s warrior rhetoric is a little bit reduced and the CPC doesn´t hold a military parade with marching soldiers, presentation of tanks, armed vehicles, missiles and rockets, but a total of 71 top Chinese military aircraft, including a large formation of J-20 stealth fighter jets and a new type…

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