When delegates from 29 African and Asian states met in Bandung, Indonesia, in 1955 to discuss international cooperation in times of the Cold War that had just begun, they chose the term Third World for themselves. This was to emphasise that these states, which, with the inclusion of many other countries, gathered in 1961 in… Continue reading The New Third World
The new US-president has signed a great deal of new executive orders, with whom he is able to launch new laws without nedding the congress. Adding to that, he attacked allies of Iran in Syria and exacerbated the rhetoric against Russia and China. Does this sounds familiar to you? The similarity towards the first weeks… Continue reading The new America
While the USA had to combine all its forces in the first decade of the new century to fight its wars in the "Broader Middle East", China gradually rose to become the Americans' new adversary. Obama reacted to this development and initiated the "Pivot to Asia", the strategic realignment with a focus on the Asia-Pacific… Continue reading The USA stepping down
After Britain, France and also Israel had to withdraw from the Sinai, there was no longer any doubt about the new pecking order in the Middle East. The time of the European colonial empires was over, the Cold War the new reality, with the USA and the Soviet Union as its main protagonists. That was… Continue reading The USA stepping up
High-ranking representatives of the USA and China are currently in Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss future relations between the two countries. Will there be a new cold war? Or does it already exist? And if so, what needs to be done to prevent an escalation? While France and Britain have already sent their navies into Pacific… Continue reading The new NATO
Mohammed bin Salman, defence minister, deputy prime minister, crown prince and designated successor to the king, currently finds himself in a complicated situation. On the one hand, there is the unfavourable geopolitical starting position, with the great rival Iran, which has been able to expand its positions in a number of Arab states in the… Continue reading Quo Vadis, Saudi Arabia?