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Welcome to geopolitikblog!

The world is changing in ways unseen for centuries, and 2015 may well go down in history as our era’s 1492. This blog’s aim is to examine the rapidly shifting geopolitics and geoeconomics of today, and thus to make more sense of sometimes contradictory foreign policy decisions. While most articles are in German (sorry), a handful have been translated into English. Contributions dealing with related topics are welcome!


The following articles belong to a series on the ongoing geostrategic shift of the United States, epitomized by the Iran nuclear agreement, and its political and economic consequences:

Entering a new era: The Iran Deal and beyond – Examining the far-reaching geopolitical implications of the Iran “nuclear agreement” (Sept. 22, 2015)

Signs of a détente in Ukraine – Summing up and explaining the fundamental changes that have occurred in Ukraine in the summer of 2015 (Sept. 6, 2015)

What’s a little treason among allies? – Offering a possible explanation for Saudi Arabia’s seemingly suicidal intervention in the Yemen war since March 2015 (Sept. 29, 2015)


Articles outside the series:

Some thoughts on #ChinaMeltdown – and beyond – An alternative view of what’s going on inside China: Twelve theses on Beijing’s economic policies (Sept. 9, 2015)