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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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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