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.
The last couple of days were pretty taff, even for lebanese proportions. And so far, it doesn´t look like there will be any less chaos in the future. Probably, it will intensify. The currency hit a new all-time low during the weekend, on saturday the rate on the black-market was 18.000 LL to one US-Dollar,… Continue reading 01.07.21
The Cedar-Republic has always been a place, where different religions and even more confessions use to meet each other. And there have been conflicts and wars on the way. The crises of today seems to have a different reason, and confessionalism, defining politics in accordance to religious borders, is now even hatred by many Lebanese.… Continue reading After all, Religion?
Israel has a new government, build out of eight different political parties, a mosaic, that has to overcome the heavy burden of the Netanyahu era. He, after twelve years as prime minister, influenced the country like no other politician before and doesn´t seem to think of an end of his career. The mood is hot… Continue reading A difficult Task
While the centre of the Arab world is commonly identified in the Levant, Egypt or the Arabian Peninsula, one state on the shores of the Atlantic could surpass the other Arab states. Morocco Morocco is probably the only Arab country besides Egypt that has a strong sense of pride in its own nation, even though… Continue reading A distant Power