Olympische Spiele: Sport und Politik

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von Marek Glinka

Internationale Sportveranstaltungen sind immer auch politisch: Die Mannschaften kommen in das Stadion, die Nationalhymnen werden gespielt – die Mannschaften repräsentieren ihre Nation. Im Falle eines sportlichen Sieges steigt die Achtung. In anderen Worten: Sport ist ein Instrument der sogenannten „Soft Power“, wie Joseph Nye einst sagte. Darüber hinaus kann eine große internationale Sportveranstaltung das Image des Gastgeberlandes entscheidend verbessern. Ein Beispiel hierfür sind die Olympischen Winterspiele im russischen Sotschi. Continue reading “Olympische Spiele: Sport und Politik”

German opposition MP attacking German government for anti-Russian sanctions

Franz Wiese, MP in Brandenburg parliament for the eurosceptic AfD-party
Franz Wiese, MP in Brandenburg parliament for the eurosceptic AfD-party

Franz Wiese (AfD) criticised in the Brandenburg parliament the anti-Russian sanction politics. Here is the video and the English translation: Continue reading “German opposition MP attacking German government for anti-Russian sanctions”

Dr. Leonid Reshetnikov: “German business will suffer no less, and perhaps even more than the Russian business.”

Dr. Leonid Reshetnikov
Dr. Leonid Reshetnikov

The director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), Dr. Leonid Reshetnikov, gave the German Center for Eurasian Studies an exclusive interview about the effects of the anti-Russian sanction politics. Continue reading “Dr. Leonid Reshetnikov: “German business will suffer no less, and perhaps even more than the Russian business.””

“Why the New Europe is a chance for our continent and the Middle East”

Manuel Ochsenreiter, director of the Berlin-based German Center for Eurasian Studies
Manuel Ochsenreiter, director of the Berlin-based German Center for Eurasian Studies

The director of the German Center for Eurasian Studies, Manuel Ochsenreiter, published an opinion piece about the Eurosceptic movements and their geopolitics in the Lebanese “Al Akhbar” newspaper. Continue reading ““Why the New Europe is a chance for our continent and the Middle East””