In the course of the resurgence of the Eurasian continent, new axes of power are emerging. The central players in this emerging order are China and Russia, the two Eurasian giants, but also Germany, the Western anchor on the European continent. Iran, the natural link between the Caucasus, Asia Minor, the Middle East, Central Asia… Continue reading The Berlin/ Moscow/ Beijing Axis
Author: Simon Dierich
The new Nuclear Alliance
France has joined forces with nine other European countries to push for the expansion of nuclear energy. In view of the current energy crisis, this alliance is thus embarking on a path that is a countermovement to that of Germany. The European Union has acquired new political factions. In 2011, after the nuclear disaster in… Continue reading The new Nuclear Alliance
A World of Scarcity
While there was a general expectation in the summer that the economic damage would be quickly repaired, this hope is fading in light of the near-global energy and supply chain problems.
The Northeast Passage
Global Warming is the topic of our time, and much is talked about its consequenses for the world and mankind. But next to many negative scenarios, ones in a while there accures a positive side as well. And one of this chances might be the establishment of the Northern Sea Route, in Europe called the… Continue reading The Northeast Passage
Russia in the Red Sea
Just between the Suez Canal and Bab el-Mandeb, the Red Sea is one of the most important waters for international trade. And as it´s significance is growing, the great powers are trying to increase their influence. One of them is Russia, which always has been eager to get an entrance to the oceans.
Yesterday, the leaders of Australia, Great Britain and the USA announced a new agreement. The focus is on equipping Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, which are produced by the United States and Great Britain. A few weeks after the NATO-withdrawal from Afghanistan, this is the first step towards the new policy in the indo-pacific area. But… Continue reading AUKUS
Kabul is not the End
This week marked the anniversary of the explosion, which destroyed large parts of Beirut in August 2020. The subsequent demonstrations estimatetly brought up to 1,6 million people on the streets, about one quarter of the country´s population. Much violence wasn´t seen during the protests, the sorrow, pain and resignation overwhelmed.