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How would Germany and Russia position themselves in the event of a Sino-American war?

One can agree with Carl Schmidt, namely to rethink things for the state of emergency and also to prepare mentally for worst case scenarios. An important question that comes to my mind again and again is how Germany will position itself in the event of a Sino-American war – itself and within the EU, especially since it is quite possible that Rumsfeld polarization will re-establish itself in old and new Europe. So far, this question has only been asked once,...

Ostner Ralf
29.04.2020 11:45:57

How COVID-19 Overreaction Cast a Disturbing Communist Shadow Over Liberal Democracies Across the World

... part of the current reality. It is crucial to mention that not only scientists from the U.S. put into question rationality behind the “draconian” measures taken by our governments, previously only seen in the societies sick of communist disease. In Germany, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, who is a German radiologist, former President of the German Medical Association and Deputy Chairman of the World Medical Association, said in an interview with General Anzeiger that he is “not a fan of lockdown.” ...

Kasonta Adriel
06.04.2020 11:33:29

German fake neomilitarism or a New East Policy?

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany „The end of Second World War followed by the collapse of Nazi Germany, US and its allies began to neutralize fascist elements and pressed on denazification (entnazifizieren) of the German society [to be honest the US and its allies have not ...

Ostner Ralf
16.01.2020 14:42:47

Annergret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany

The end of Second World War followed by the collapse of Nazi Germany, US and its allies began to neutralize fascist elements and pressed on denazification (entzaifizieren) of the German society [to be honest the US and its allies have not done their home work properly to denazify the German society if they really ...

Sohail Ajmal
04.12.2019 12:06:36

30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall-Time for a New East Policy?

... Time to reflect on the development of the last 30 years and why we are on the verge of a new Cold War today. Perhaps Gorbachev made the mistake of not securing his own design for a New Europe at the time. The United States and the United Kingdom got Germany´s NATO membership, France the euro, Gorbachev $ 13 billion for the withdrawal of troops and $ 1.5 billion food aid as the supply situation of the Soviet Union worsened and the West feared that Gorbastchov would be overthrown. Perhaps more simply ...

Ostner Ralf
22.11.2019 17:31:27

The Efficiency of German Contribution in the Afghan Peace Process

The First Bonn Conference Germany is heavily involved in the Afghan affairs since 9.11.2001; the country has brought in to being the modern Afghanistan thru launching the international Bonn conference “Bonn 1” in December 2001, the said conference toke place right after the ...

Sohail Ajmal
11.11.2019 15:56:21

Does it worth Germany and France taking refuge into the arms of Russia and China?

Let’s begin with the assertion of veteran German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, The longer Donald Trump stays in office, the higher the risk that anti-American forces will gain the upper hand in Germany and push it into the arms of Russia and China, Wolfgang Ischinger said in an interview. The chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former ambassador to Washington was speaking to Reuters days before the publication of his book "World ...

Sohail Ajmal
23.07.2019 13:17:31

The Munich Agreement 80 Years On

... when an incendiary speech by Hitler sparked widespread clashes between the Nazi proxy Sudetenland group, Freikorps, and the Czech authorities. Five days later came an Anglo-French ultimatum and Benes decided to accept its major demand: the transfer to Germany of all districts in the Sudetenland that comprised more than 50% ethnic Germans. This was too much for ordinary Czechoslovaks, and on September 21-22, huge crowds took to the streets of Prague making their way to the presidential castle. “Give ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
09.11.2018 14:12:18

Do Angela Merkel and Germany have a joint future?

... German media people reported during the endless appearing process for finding a coalition 2017/2018 about a “governmental crisis”. This mostly due to the lack of knowledge these coalition talks being a defined process despite taking unusually long. Germany sure wasn’t able to take major decisions hurting especially Emmanuel Macron and his affair of the heart: the renovation of Europe. On the topics Europe and Foreign Policy, Germany steps on the brakes for many years now, therefore the result ...

Boehmer Nicolas
09.04.2018 21:14:19

The Eurasian Economic Union is already becoming an important pole in Greater Eurasia

... was held. The event was organized by the Eurasian Sector, CCEIS, Higher School of Economics. The moderator of the discussion was the head of the sector Yuri Kofner.Representatives from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Thailand and Germany took part in the event (either physically or by video bridge); as well as from such universities as: HSE, MGIMO, Moscow State University, Ludwig-Maximilian University (Munich), KFU and Orenburg State University. The discussions were conducted  ...

Кофнер Юрий
22.10.2017 00:23:34

Russia and Germany: Science Is Out of Sanctions

The relations between Russia and Germany can hardly be called cloudless. Since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis, the trade turnover has more than halved - from a record high of € 80 billion in 2012 to a record low of €35 billion (2016), new sanctions due to the conflict with ...

Коновалов Сергей
11.10.2017 17:18:50

A right-wing party in the new German government

The reasons to vote for right-wing AfD are the problems, not the AfD itself. On one hand, the elections to the Bundestag on September 24 2017 in Germany were somewhat boring. The programmes of the parties in charge and designated parties, CDU and SPD, look similar. Too gibberish and far from facts were the appearances of Martin Schulz, designated candidate for chancellor of the social SPD. Too ...

Boehmer Nicolas
09.10.2017 13:12:57

EU - EAEU: the perspective from Berlin

... steps towards continental cooperation and the creation of a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok (L2V).Referring to SCHNEIDR GROUP’s „Lisbon-to-Vladivostok (L2V)” position paper one needs to stress the major economic benefits for Germany, but more broadly for the EU, of restoring close economic cooperation with Russia and the EAEU.The resumption of contacts also at EU level would greatly help moving forward the L2V goal, the establishment of a common economic space between the ...

Кофнер Юрий
04.09.2017 10:09:43

Angela Merkel, do not harm Afghans

... scores the incident indicates that how far is to reach a peaceful deal and how well-built the above said terrorist networks have become honestly saying it is not a surprise at least for me as it has been for German military strategists, I was aware that Germany will face the music one day, long before all through my stay in Germany I had expressed my concerns with German authorities specially during a meeting with san official of the German defense ministry I addressed that German assets especially the ...

Sohail Ajmal
22.11.2016 14:56:00

Considerations on the role of the ‘Other’ in foreign policy – the cases of Germany, Poland and Lithuania vis-à-vis Russia

... have bumped into a very interesting article by Marco Siddi dealing with the concept of identity building in international relations, an important branch of constructivist research theory. More specifically, the paper tried to give an explanation of why Germany, Lithuania and Poland have developed determinate national identities, and consequent policies, as a result of a process of confrontation with the image of an ‘other’, in this case Russia. The author debates that, even though all three ...

Bearzotti Enia
30.11.2015 11:21:00

EU Impaired by Greek Deal

... another debtor will refuse to continue and will opt for its own route outside the Eurozone. German Hegemony The negotiations in Brussels this past weekend highlight the division growing in Europe. The regional north-south divide remains strong, however Germany's extremely demanding position has threatened to split the traditional Franco-German alliance. In previous iterations of the crisis, in 2010 and 2011, or in 2013, cooperation between Paris and Berlin was imperative for the EU to move forward....

Vuksic Spencer
15.07.2015 17:39:00

The Future of the Eurasian Union: Views of the EU Experts

... at the German Foreign Office, the EU is expected to change its strategy in Central Asia as a response to the EAEC’s enlargement. Performing a reality check and viewing Kazakhstan as “an anchor of stability” in Central Asian region, Germany is going to be an important advocate of such approach. Citing their president Nazarbaev’s message “Road to the Future”[3], Kazakhstan’s representatives reminded to the assembly “the years to come will be a period ...

Gulina Olga R.
20.12.2014 01:56:00

Germany, Europe and Russia: Walls Instead of Bridges

... unveils, unsurprisingly, that there might not be anymore physical walls marking the ideal division of the countries in the continent, but undoubtedly a palpable invisible barrier is still present. In this article I will delve into the role played by Germany, currently the most influential country of the EU, in the international crisis with the Russian Federation, trying to outline a picture of the current issue. The celebration ceremony is the best starting point, and it was marked by the evident ...

Djouder Daniel
17.11.2014 18:41:00

German society and Its Reaction on Crisis in Ukraine

... towards Russia is even more provoking, 60% respondents think that sanctions were sufficient; 34% respondents - the sanktions were and are needless. There is one more frustrating result of FAZ´ polling among German inhabitants. 15% respondents in Germany are satisfied with German-Russian relation, 76% respondents consider the relationship between both countries as disturbed and in troubles. The number of German inhabitants wishing and searching close relation to Russia goes down. Currently, there ...

Gulina Olga R.
25.04.2014 00:08:00

The future of EU-Ukraine-Russian Relation

In March18, 2014 in Berlin has been presented four scenarios of EU-Ukrainian relation that were developed by a team of 26 civil societies experts, academics and state workers across Ukraine. The event supported by European Council of Foreign Relation www.ecfr.eu and Friedrich-Ebert Foundation www.fes.de and opened a discussion of perspectives, difficulties and trends in modern Ukraine after 2013-2014 Euromaidan revolution. The experts´ team worked since November, 2013 and up to January, 2014...

Gulina Olga R.
27.03.2014 14:44:00


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