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
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.
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
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.
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.
One off the many deficits in Lebanon is the all-embracing corruption. But why is the country so attached to it? One of the main reasons is certainly the system of government. After the devastating civil war, people were looking for a different way to stabilise the country. The pure number of different confessions gave path… Continue reading Corruption in Lebanon