Durchsuchen nach
Kategorie: Allgemein

How China Helps the Cuban Regime Stay Afloat and Shut Down Protests

How China Helps the Cuban Regime Stay Afloat and Shut Down Protests

Authors: Dr. Evan Ellis/ Lenand Lazarus August 03, 2021 Chinese companies have played a key part in building Cuba’s telecommunications infrastructure, a system the regime uses to control its people, just as the CCP does within its own borders. On July 11, thousands of people across Cuba took to the streets, fed up with the lack of food, basic products, medicine, and vaccines to combat COVID-19. They were the first large-scale demonstrations in Cuba since 1994, and the largest since…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

IFIMES Analysis of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative: Genesis and Development

IFIMES Analysis of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative: Genesis and Development

Author: Dr. Maria Smotrytska, Research Fellow at IFIMES/DeSSA Copyright: IFIMES International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) from Ljubljana, Slovenia, regularly analyses developments in the Middle East, Balkans and around the world. DrMaria Smotrytska is research fellow at IFIMES/DeSSA, a senior research sinologist, specialized in the investment policy of China. In her comprehensive analysis entitled “IFIMES Analysis of China’s “Belt and Road” Initiative: Genesis and Development” she emphasizes the importance of the initiative and its contribution to the cohesion of…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

Siemens and the Siemens Foundation: Shift from a ideology think tank of the black-brown New Right in the 80s and 90s to a black- green think tank under Joe Kaeser and the roll back under Bosch?

Siemens and the Siemens Foundation: Shift from a ideology think tank of the black-brown New Right in the 80s and 90s to a black- green think tank under Joe Kaeser and the roll back under Bosch?

With his AfD criticism, the remark that he prefers headscarf girls to BDM girls, his support for the unconditional basis income and his offer to Luise Neubauer, member of the Green Youth and leadership alpha woman of Friday for Future Germany, to become a member of the Siemens supervisory board, Siemens boss Joe Kaser showed a clear profile . He also appeared on the Green Economic Council and there was broad agreement between Annalena Baerbrock and him as the German…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

Free Julian Assange? Why should we be ambivalent in this case?

Free Julian Assange? Why should we be ambivalent in this case?

Julian Assange was the head of the then-new whistleblower platform Wikileak which wanted to show with leaked insider information that the goverments of the USA and the West was committing war crimes and other atrocities against human ideals or spying on its own allies. Similar and in connection with Manning and Edward Snowden. There was big talk about a new era of whistleblowers and investigative journalism which also brought established newspapers as the Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post or…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

50th anniversary: New PC Rainbow diverse Woodstock instead of the white Laizessfaire Hippie- Woodstock?

50th anniversary: New PC Rainbow diverse Woodstock instead of the white Laizessfaire Hippie- Woodstock?

At the 50th anniversary of the dominantly white Woodstock festival and in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement diversity activists and the black community discover their own forgotte black Woodstock , the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969 and are dedicating it a movie “Summer of Soul”. The summer of 1969 was one of the historic events, especially for the USA: The world watched with fascination when the astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to step on the…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

Reset of the Iran Deal: Critic by “United against Nuclear Iran” and former BND chief Hanning

Reset of the Iran Deal: Critic by “United against Nuclear Iran” and former BND chief Hanning

Often the critic against the Iran deal JCPOA is rejected as it comes from US neocons, so called Iran hawks, Trumpists and therefore it was not worth discussing the arguments. The mainstream politicans in Europe also support the Iran deal and want a reset. However, the JCPOA critics also include moderate US democrats and even some European critics. This can bee seen in the organization “United against Nuclear Iran”. Here  a former Italian ambassador to Germany and former BND chief…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

Bennett-Israel and Biden-USA: Will Russia cancel the Netanjahu-Putin gentlemen´s agreement for Syria and the Greater Middle East?

Bennett-Israel and Biden-USA: Will Russia cancel the Netanjahu-Putin gentlemen´s agreement for Syria and the Greater Middle East?

After the new 8 parties- coalition government with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett got elected, debates arouse if it is stable and will survive its first term, whether Bennett can replace Natanjahu in terms of popularity, US contacts and in terms of  the hard line foreign policy of the Israeli Netanjahu right. However a comment in the Jerusalem Post thinks that Bennett can do this much better than Netanjahu, first because he has a more balanced relation to different layers of…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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….

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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,…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen

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…

Weiterlesen Weiterlesen