After the end of the Cold War, India, like most other countries in the world, moved closer to the United States after decades of block free politics. Now, as the Russian war in Ukraine may herald the beginning of a new era, the government in New-Delhi recalibrates its strategy. Ties between India and Russia respectively… Continue reading The new India
While the new era of a second great cold war was initiated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the world is still forming itself in light of this new constellation. While Russia, the northern part of the Eurasian landmass, is fighting in its neighboring country, Europe on the West and the US-allies in the east… Continue reading The Independent South
While the whole world is (still) watching the major geopolitical games played in Ukraine, a little country in the north of America tried new forms of semi-totalitarian politics on their own people. Without much notice from the rest of the West. After the death of NATO, the West itself walks at the edge of self-destruction.… Continue reading The Sins of Ottawa
The Anglo-American world of today is in a constant state of hysteria and fear. About China, Covid, Russia, Nord-Stream 2, Trump, it's a long and quite creative list of all kind of dangers. And it's increasingly damaging to the power of these once so dominant and prosperous countries.
With all the attention of the world being focused on the crises between Ukraine and Russia, the deeper question about the very unity of Ukraine arrises once again. In the last 24 hours, the Russian Duma voted for a proposal for Vladimir Putin to recognise the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, while the United… Continue reading The Unity of Ukraine
If there is one thing that the current crisis in and around Ukraine makes clear, it is the complete irrelevance of the NATO alliance, which over the past 30 years has transformed itself from a defensive alliance to a mere instrument of power for the U.S. hegemon. From a German's point of view, it is… Continue reading NATO is dead
While the whole world is staring at Ukraine and wondering what will happen next, the Kremlin is also active outside its weak neighbor. One of the most interesting chapters may be the relationship between Russia and Iran, two of the great powers of the Eurasian continent, which are trying to rebalance their always complicated relations.… Continue reading Tehran and Moscow
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
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.