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01.11.2021

"The threat of conflict over water is growing"

https://www.ft.com/content/b29578f1-c05f-4374-bbb4-68485ef6dbf7

Gideon Rachman warnt vor einer zunehmenden Gefahr von Konflikten um Wasser: "The root problem is simply stated. The world's population is growing and so is the demand for water. Meanwhile, the supply of fresh water is being depleted by climate change and economic development. (…) Talk of 'water wars' raises the vision of states battling to control increasingly scarce water resources. That is certainly one dangerous possibility. But the bigger threat to global security may be the increasing desperation of peoples - from sub-Saharan Africa to South Asia - afflicted by water shortages, or rising sea levels, or both."

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18.10.2021

"Nato to expand focus to counter rising China"

https://www.ft.com/content/0202ed6e-62d1-44b6-a61c-8b1278fcf31b

Henry Foy und Roula Khalaf fassen ein Interview von NATO-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg mit der Financial Times zusammen: "Countering the security threat from the rise of China will be an important part of Nato's future rationale, the alliance's chief has said, marking a significant rethink of the western alliance's objectives that reflects the US's geostrategic pivot to Asia. (…) 'Nato is an alliance of North America and Europe. But this region faces global challenges: terrorism, cyber but also the rise of China. So when it comes to strengthening our collective defence, that's also about how to address the rise of China,' Stoltenberg said. 'What we can predict is that the rise of China will impact our security. It already has.'"

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15.06.2021

"China flies record number of fighter jets towards Taiwan"

https://www.ft.com/content/64778dbb-1b99-425b-b09f-80dd2eb622f1

28 chinesische Militärflugzeuge seien am Dienstag in die taiwanesische Luftverteidigungszone eingedrungen, schreibt Kathrin Hille. Es handele sich um das bisher größte Manöver Chinas dieser Art gegen den Inselstaat. "The flights involved 20 fighter jets and four nuclear-capable bombers alongside anti-submarine warfare and early-warning aircraft, the Taiwanese air force said in a statement. (…) The operation came after the G7 group of developed economies issued a communiqué on Sunday following its UK summit in which it highlighted 'the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait' and called for a peaceful resolution of issues between China and Taiwan. (…) China claims Taiwan as part of its territory and has threatened to attack if Taipei refuses to submit to its control."

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13.05.2021

"Biden signs executive order to strengthen US cyber security"

https://www.ft.com/content/4d808359-b504-4014-85f6-68e7a2851bf1

US-Präsident Joe Biden habe eine Exekutivanordnung zur Stärkung der amerikanischen Cybersicherheit unterzeichnet, bemerkt Hannah Murphy. "Under the order, federal agencies will be required to introduce multi-factor authentication to their systems and encrypt all data within six months in a bid to make it harder for hackers to penetrate their IT infrastructure. The order also requires IT providers that contract with the government to meet higher security requirements and report to them if their systems have been breached."

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05.05.2021

"US is misleading in its assessment of China's Taiwan threat"

https://www.ft.com/content/01eb9112-6363-451f-89d2-b90566d9f6dc

Die Warnung US-amerikanischer Militärangehöriger vor einer erhöhten Kriegsgefahr in der Straße von Taiwan sei irreführend, argumentiert Kathrin Hille. "(…) [E]xperts challenge the notion, increasingly peddled by US military officials, that Beijing is getting confident enough in its military capabilities to risk an attack on Taiwan. (…) To start a war - which would likely draw in the US and its allies - Chinese leader Xi Jinping would have to be either pushed into a corner or know beyond doubt that there was no risk of losing that war, analysts say. (…) Some security experts see the US Indo-Pacific Command's warnings of a heightened war risk as an attempt to secure budget funds for propping up the US military presence in the region, as well as to influence the Biden administration's China policy review."

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26.04.2021

"German groups file Apple antitrust complaint as it makes privacy changes"

https://www.ft.com/content/0a48d9aa-244b-4945-b2a0-01c68683544a

Neun große deutsche Medien-, Technologie- und Werbeunternehmen sollen Beschwerde gegen Apples geplante Tracking-Einschränkung beim Bundeskartellamt eingereicht haben, schreibt Javier Espinoza. "Apple is expected to roll out iOS 14.5 later on Monday, an update which will force all apps to ask users if they wish to be tracked for advertising purposes. (…) Apple has said the changes improve the privacy of its users. Last week, it emerged the iPhone maker is also planning to boost its own advertising business. The German complaint predicted a 60 per cent fall in advertising revenues for app developers, as the changes make it harder for third parties to gather the data they need to place ads."

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18.04.2021

"Saudi and Iranian officials hold talks to patch up relations"

https://www.ft.com/content/852e94b8-ca97-4917-9cc4-e2faef4a69c8

Erstmals seit dem Abbruch der diplomatischen Beziehungen zwischen Iran und Saudi-Arabien im Jahr 2016 hätten hochrangige Beamte beider Staaten direkte Gespräche über die Wiederbelebung der bilateralen Beziehungen geführt, schreibt Andrew England. "The first round of Saudi-Iranian talks took place in Baghdad on April 9. They included discussions about the Houthi attacks and were positive, one of the officials said. The official said the Saudi delegation was led by Khalid bin Ali al-Humaidan, the intelligence chief, adding that another round of talks had been scheduled for next week. The process is being facilitated by Iraqi prime minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who held talks with Prince Mohammed in Riyadh last month. (…) Relations between Saudi Arabia, which considers itself the leader of the Sunni Muslim world, and Iran, the region's top Shia power, hit a low in January 2016 after the kingdom's embassy in Tehran was ransacked."

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05.04.2021

"Race is also a geopolitical issue"

https://www.ft.com/content/d99b84e4-0bf2-47c1-9270-c82aecd0e8dd

Über drei Viertel der Weltbevölkerung leben in Afrika und Asien. Trotzdem spiegelten die weltweit wichtigsten politischen Institutionen wie der UN-Sicherheitsrat noch immer das Machtgefüge des vergangenen Jahrhunderts wider, bemerkt Gideon Rachman. Doch anti-koloniale und anti-rassisitische Stimmen würden geopolitisch immer bedeutsamer: "The current emphasis on racial politics both in the US and the wider world is unlikely to pass. While the surge in interest grew out of unanticipated events, such as the killing of Floyd and the outpouring of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, there are deeper structural forces at work. Shifting demographics and new concentrations of wealth are challenging power structures that once seemed firmly embedded. As that happens, the global argument about racial justice is only likely to intensify."

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27.03.2021

"China and Iran sign 25-year agreement to expand ties"

https://www.ft.com/content/24393899-909e-4b3f-9e18-06a6951d639d

China und Iran hätten ein auf 25 Jahre ausgelegtes Abkommen unterzeichnet, das eine Vertiefung der Kooperation zwischen den beiden Staaten vorsieht, bemerkt Najmeh Bozorgmehr. "Details of the agreement were not disclosed and it was not clear how much it might have changed from an 18-page draft - seen by the Financial Times last year (…). The draft covered co-operation in areas from energy, petrochemicals and nuclear power to the high-tech and military sectors as well as maritime projects to promote Iran's role in China's Belt and Road Initiative. (…) China has enjoyed growing trade with Iran since the early 1990s and has been Iran's most important commercial partner over the past decade partly as a result of US sanctions, which helped put an end to 30 years of Germany's leading role."

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17.03.2021

"US warns China it will enforce sanctions on Iran oil shipments"

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China habe in den vergangenen Monaten wieder vermehrt iranisches Öl importiert, konstatieren Katrina Manson, Anjli Raval und Najmeh Bozorgmehr. Die USA teilten Peking nun mit, sie würden die Sanktionen gegen Iran auch weiterhin durchsetzen. "Some observers had questioned whether the rise indicated that the Biden administration was turning a blind eye to the trade in an effort to encourage Tehran to join negotiations over a 2015 nuclear accord that the US abandoned in 2018. (...) China imported about 478,000 barrels of oil a day from Iran on average in February, according to data from energy research company Kpler, and this is expected to increase to about 1m b/d in March - one of the highest monthly purchases on record."

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28.02.2021

"Saudi crown prince has not been held to account"

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Laut eines amerikanischen Geheimdienstberichts habe der saudische Kronprinz Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) die Tötung des Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi genehmigt, schreibt die Financial Times und empfiehlt: "Prince Mohammed should receive a very public cold shoulder. Sustained and meaningful pressure is needed on him to release those detained, sometimes for no more than a tweet. European powers must also re-examine their engagement with Riyadh and the crown prince. If the Biden administration is to restore the US's moral standing it must ensure Prince Mohammed feels the consequences of his actions and knows that any further malign behaviour will be severely dealt with."

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20.02.2021

"Cocaine: Colombia weighs a new aerial war on drugs"

https://www.ft.com/content/03b032e9-a745-4ea5-a718-13d86fe6fec0

Angesichts der zunehmenden Drogenproduktion im Land überlege die kolumbianische Führung, Kokafelder erneut mit glyphosathaltigen Herbiziden aus der Luft zu besprühen, schreibt Gideon Long. "But a resumption of crop spraying would be highly controversial. The IARC stands by its 2015 conclusion that glyphosate might cause cancer. (…) In the longer term, crop substitution programmes might be an answer. The Colombian government needs to improve security and infrastructure in the countryside so that farmers have genuine incentives to switch out of coca into legal crops that have a proven market."

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18.02.2021

"Czech Republic turns to war-games to build cyber defences"

https://www.ft.com/content/8c018644-3866-4f69-9105-d3c0e68ca491

Die Tschechische Republik führe gemeinsam mit Unternehmen sogenannte "war-gaming" Simulationen durch, erläutert Helen Warrell. Ziel der Übungen sei es, kritische Industrien besser vor Cyberangriffen zu schützen. "The exercises with companies involve a discussion of the threat with the national security adviser, workshops on how to spot targeting of their ownership structure, and simulations of how to respond to events such as cyber attacks, damage to power supplies, or disruptions to the supply chain. The most sensitive aspect is a private discussion with each company about where its vulnerabilities lie."

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16.02.2021

"China targets rare earth export curbs to hobble US defence industry"

https://www.ft.com/content/d3ed83f4-19bc-4d16-b510-415749c032c1

Sun Yu und Demitri Sevastopulo berichten: China erwäge, den Export von seltenen Mineralien einzuschränken, die für die Herstellung der amerikanischen F-35-Kampfjets und anderer Waffensysteme entscheidend seien. "The Chinese move follows deteriorating Sino-US relations and an emerging technology war between the two countries. The Trump administration tried to make it harder for Chinese companies to import sensitive US technology, such as high-end semiconductors. The Biden administration has signalled that it would also restrict certain exports but would work more closely with allies. Beijing's control of rare earths threatens to become a new source of friction with Washington but some warn any aggressive moves by China could backfire by prompting rivals to develop their own production capacity."

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11.02.2021

"Joe Biden creates Pentagon task force on China"

https://www.ft.com/content/dedda549-4279-4931-aec3-03167bb6beae

US-Präsident Biden hat im Pentagon eine Taskforce ins Leben gerufen, die sich mit der Entwicklung einer umfassenden Chinastrategie auseinandersetzen soll, berichten Demetri Sevastopulo und Katrina Manson. Die Arbeitsgruppe "will examine everything from the deployment of US forces around the world to relations with the Chinese military. (…) The Pentagon said the task force would be a 'sprint effort' that would examine issues including technology, intelligence and US relations with allies."

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04.02.2021

"How the race for renewable energy is reshaping global politics"

https://www.ft.com/content/a37d0ddf-8fb1-4b47-9fba-7ebde29fc510

Die Energiewende könne zu einer Verschiebung globaler Machtstrukturen führen, bemerken Leslie Hook und Henry Sanderson. Lange Zeit sei geopolitische Macht eng mit fossilen Brennstoffen verbunden gewesen. "The fear of an oil embargo or a gas shortage was enough to forge alliances or start wars". Einhergehend mit Veränderungen im globalen Energiesystem, würde sich dies zukünftig jedoch ändern. "In the world of clean energy, a new set of winners and losers will emerge. (…) Just as the advent of coal and oil remade the world, clean energy is set to do the same. The energy transition will not only cut emissions: it will redistribute power."

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02.02.2021

"Beijing lays down a marker in South China Sea"

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Kathrin Hille und Demetri Sevastopulo eruieren die Hintergründe der verstärkten militärischen Präsenz Chinas im südchinesischen Meer in den vergangenen Wochen. "The escalation in Chinese air force activity has been widely interpreted as a sign of the unprecedented level of tensions between Beijing, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory and retains a threat to take it by force, and Taipei. But defence experts believe two bigger forces are at play: the open military rivalry between Washington and Beijing; and the Chinese military's need for a location to train for ambitious and far-flung missions and practise with increasingly sophisticated equipment."

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01.02.2021

"Macron signals military pullback from Sahel terrorist fight"

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Victor Mallet und Neil Munshi berichten, Frankreich signalisiere einen möglichen Abzug französischer Truppen aus der Sahel-Region - sollten die afrikanischen Verbündeten in den kommenden Monaten keine Fortschritte im Kampf gegen islamistischen Terrorismus zu verzeichnen haben. Zum Hintergrund dieser Entscheidung wird der französische Präsident Macron von den Autoren wie folgt zitiert: "'Because if you want to make a useful impact, you have to think that if there are still terrorist groups after seven years, that means they are embedded and your problem is not simply one of security. It's a political, ethnic and development problem. So at that point, I will adjust our contingent.'"

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21.01.2021

"The right answer to Xi Jinping is a one-China policy"

https://www.ft.com/content/688abf3b-c60d-4510-9362-142256ef0b53?63bac0e6-3d28-36b1-7417-423982f60790

Philip Stephens meint, dass die USA und ihre Verbündeten der geopolitischen Herausforderung durch China nur mit einer gemeinsamen Strategie entgegentreten können. "America has a new president, and the west needs a new China policy. The relationship between Washington and Beijing will shape the geopolitical landscape for decades and beyond. Joe Biden’s administration has an opportunity to set the parameters. (…) The interests of Tokyo and Seoul should speak for themselves. And Europeans can no longer afford the luxury of viewing China’s ambitions as an American problem. The great power rivalry between the US and China has become inextricably bound up in the race for technological supremacy. Europe has to make a choice. Beijing’s strategy towards the west is to divide and rule. The west’s answer should be a one-China policy."

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05.01.2021

"'We need a real policy for China': Germany ponders post-Merkel shift"

https://www.ft.com/content/0de447eb-999d-452f-a1c9-d235cc5ea6d9

In Deutschland könnte es nach 15 Jahren Kanzlerschaft Angela Merkels eine Wende in der China-Politik geben, berichten Erika Solomon und Guy Chazan aus Berlin. "Ms Merkel personifies old ideals of rapprochement — the principle that ever deepening economic ties with the west would encourage political change in Beijing, and a shift to liberalism and western values. 'Wandel durch Handel' — change through trade — was for years a key precept of German policy. Yet her approach is looking to many in Germany to be increasingly out of date. 'There is no willingness on Merkel’s side to change, but there will definitely be a more robust approach to China after she goes,' says Nils Schmid, foreign policy spokesman for the Social Democrats, the junior partner in Ms Merkel’s grand coalition."

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04.01.2021

"Europe has handed China a strategic victory"

https://www.ft.com/content/2d759671-0b1d-4587-ba63-7480990f0438?63bac0e6-3d28-36b1-7417-423982f60790

Mit der Unterzeichnung eines neuen Investitionsabkommens habe die EU China einen "strategischen Sieg" verschafft und die kommende US-Administration vor den Kopf gestoßen, meint Gideon Rachman. "Over the past year, China has crushed the freedom of Hong Kong, intensified oppression in Xinjiang, killed Indian troops, threatened Taiwan and sanctioned Australia. By signing a deal with China nonetheless, the EU has signalled that it doesn’t care about all that. As Janka Oertel, director of the Asia programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, puts it: 'This is a massive diplomatic win for China.' It is also a considerable kick in the teeth for Joe Biden. The US president-elect has stressed that, after Donald Trump, he wants to make a fresh start with Europe. In particular, the Biden administration wants to work on China issues together with fellow democracies. Jake Sullivan, Mr Biden’s national security adviser, issued a last-minute plea for the Europeans to hold off on signing the deal — at least until they had a chance to discuss it with the new administration. He was ignored."

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29.12.2020

"Covid has no grand lesson for the world"

https://www.ft.com/content/ce9896ca-03b7-42be-82c8-b10f82ddf7a7

Janan Ganesh glaubt nicht, dass aus der Corona-Pandemie tiefgreifende wirtschaftliche oder politische Lehren gezogen werden können. "No governmental or economic model has consistently outperformed its rivals against Covid-19. Individual leaders can be said to have done better (German chancellor Angela Merkel) or worse (UK prime minister Boris Johnson) but no system has 'won' the year. Or conclusively lost it. For we who are paid to divine the meaning of events, it is time to call off the search for an overarching lesson from the pandemic. (…) The closest thing to a pattern in this tempest of data is the scarcely believable success of east and south-east Asia. But that region encompasses communist China, the multi-party democracy of South Korea and various polities in between. What systemic lesson is the rest of the world to take from this zone of competence? (…) Beyond the tautological — good government is preferable to bad government — the world has amazingly little insight to show for its year of anguish. Its challenge is to resist forcing a narrative on to facts that do not support one."

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03.12.2020

"Europe must take sides with the US over China"

https://www.ft.com/content/12279ebf-d462-41a5-af9e-50d27b1e132f

Philip Stephens empfiehlt den Europäern, sich in ihrer China-Politik schnell an die Seite der Biden-Regierung zu stellen. Chinas geopolitische Ambitionen seien für Europa gefährlicher als für die USA. "The missing ingredient is a willingness to admit the geopolitical collision with Beijing, and China’s efforts to divide and rule through the '17+1' co-operation group established to shape its relationship with mainly eastern and central European nations. German chancellor Angela Merkel remains prominent among those unwilling to let go of the idea that economics and geopolitics can be neatly separated. Global issues such as pandemics and climate change necessarily require partnership with China. There is nothing to be gained from a headlong rush into a new 'cold war'. But collaboration cannot be at the expense of a clear-eyed understanding of Beijing’s ambitions and methods. Europe will have to take sides."

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29.11.2020

"EU proposes fresh alliance with US in face of China challenge"

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Die EU will den USA der Financial Times zufolge vorschlagen, das transatlantische Bündnis auf eine neue strategische Grundlage zu stellen. "The EU will call on the US to seize a 'once-in-a-generation' opportunity to forge a new global alliance, in a detailed pitch to bury the tensions of the Trump era and meet the 'strategic challenge' posed by China. A draft EU plan for revitalising the transatlantic partnership, seen by the Financial Times, proposes new co-operation on everything from digital regulation and tackling the Covid-19 pandemic to fighting deforestation. The paper, prepared by the European Commission, says the EU-US partnership needs 'maintenance and renewal' if the democratic world is to assert its interests against 'authoritarian powers' and 'closed economies [that] exploit the openness our own societies depend on'. The 11-page set of draft policy proposals, entitled 'a new EU-US agenda for global change', includes an appeal for the EU and US to bury the hatchet on persistent sources of transatlantic tension, such as Europe’s push for greater taxation of US tech giants."

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23.11.2020

"Biden’s 'alter ego' Antony Blinken tipped for top foreign policy job"

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Demetri Sevastopulo stellt Antony Blinken vor, der offenbar neuer US-Außenminister werden soll. "In a recent Intelligence Matters podcast, Mr Blinken said the US had to rebuild alliances to tackle the 'democratic recession' enabled by Mr Trump that let 'autocracies from Russia to China . . . exploit our difficulties'. Mr Blinken is a pragmatic realist who believes in US power but understands its limits. He will also have the most valuable currency in Washington — the ear of the president. He is so close to Mr Biden that some see him as his 'alter ego'."

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18.11.2020

"Ethiopia crisis: 'a political mess that makes fathers fight sons'"

https://www.ft.com/content/b888c23a-45ed-4937-9154-3117cc23e202

David Pilling und Andres Schipani erläutern in ihrer Reportage die Vorgeschichte und mögliche Folgen des aktuellen Konflikts in Äthiopien. "The conflict in Tigray is the biggest test of Abiy Ahmed’s premiership and threatens to spill over into neighbouring countries".

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30.09.2020

"Erdogan is in danger of overreaching with foreign interventions"

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Mit seinem Eingreifen in den Konflikt zwischen Armenien und Aserbaidschan könnte sich der türkische Präsident Erdogan außenpolitisch übernehmen, meint David Gardner. "Turkey challenging Russia in north Africa or the Levant is not quite the same as a face-off in the Caucasus. While that may be former Ottoman territory, this is former Soviet turf. Under Mr Erdogan’s authoritarian rule, the conceptual boundary between domestic and foreign policy has been erased. Both are fired by a turbocharged nationalism as he tries to shore up his shrinking base. His recourse to hard power abroad, sidelining generations of seasoned diplomats, gives the impression that Turkey has gone rogue. There are certainly takers for that view in the EU and the US. Should US President Donald Trump fail to win re-election in November, Mr Erdogan will lose the shield his administration has provided. All this comes at a time when Mr Erdogan is politically vulnerable; his adventurism could rebound on a weakened economy and currency."

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26.08.2020

"Sweden sounds the alarm over 'heightened' Baltic tensions"

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Die schwedische Regierung habe die militärische Bereitschaft wegen russischer Militärmanöver und einer "erhöhten Sicherheitslage" in der Ostsee erhöht, berichtet Richard Milne aus Stockholm. "Swedish television on Tuesday broadcast footage of armoured vehicles disembarking from the ferry on the island of Gotland, alongside holidaymakers driving campervans, as the Scandinavian country sought to send a strong signal to Russia over its increased military activity. (…) Jan Thornqvist, commander of joint operations for Sweden’s armed forces, said: 'There is currently extensive military activity in the Baltic Sea, conducted by Russian as well as western players, on a scale the likes of which have not been seen since the cold war.' (…) Sweden's armed forces said the threat of a military attack on the country was still low, but Mr Wiktorin said they wanted to be ready to intervene if an incursion were to be made by another country's vessel or aircraft."

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02.06.2020

"Libya’s warring sides agree to restart ceasefire talks, says UN"

https://www.ft.com/content/3946c290-26cd-4fa7-9904-f019a8df028b

Die Bürgerkriegsparteien in Libyen wollen ihre Verhandlungen über einen Waffenstillstand der UNO zufolge wieder aufnehmen. "The warring sides in Libya have agreed to restart ceasefire talks after weeks of intense fighting in which Khalifa Haftar, the military strongman trying to seize Tripoli, lost control of a key air base south-west of the city. The UN mission in the country, which announced the agreement late on Monday, said the discussions between a joint military commission representing both sides in the conflict would start online in the next few days. (…) A previous attempt to negotiate a ceasefire by Russia, which backs Gen Haftar, and Turkey, which supports the GNA, failed in Moscow in January after Gen Haftar left without signing."

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14.05.2020

"Covid-19 looks like a hinge in history"

https://www.ft.com/content/de643ae8-9527-11ea-899a-f62a20d54625

Die Coronakrise könnte in der Geschichte der internationalen Politik als ähnlich folgenreicher Wendepunkt betrachtet werden wie das Attentat von Sarajevo oder das Münchener Abkommen von 1938, meint der frühere US-Finanzminister Lawrence Summers. Die Pandemie zeige schon jetzt größere globale Wirkung als die beiden anderen Schocks des 21. Jahrhunderts. "The Covid-19 crisis is the third major shock to the global system in the 21st century, following the 2001 terror attacks and the 2008 financial crisis. I suspect it is by far the most significant. Although the earlier events will figure in history textbooks, both 9/11 and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy will fade over time from popular memory. By contrast, I believe, the coronavirus crisis will still be considered a seminal event generations from now. Students of the future will learn of its direct effects and of the questions it brings into sharp relief much as those of today learn about the 1914 assassination of the Archduke, the 1929 stock market crash, or the 1938 Munich Conference. These events were significant but their ultimate historical importance lies in what followed. This crisis is a massive global event in terms of its impact."

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Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert

Krieg im 21. Jahrhundert

Kriege sehen heute anders aus als noch vor 100 oder 50 Jahren: oft stehen sich Staaten und bewaffnet...

Ground Zero

Ground Zero

Ungebrochen aktuell bleiben Fragen nach den Wurzeln und den Folgen der Terroranschläge vom 11. Sept...

Eine Geschichte des Krieges

Eine Geschichte des Krieges

Kriege durchziehen die Menschheitsgeschichte - doch erst in den vergangenen zwei Jahrhunderten bekam...

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