Gregor Konzack

The OSCE‘s Job is not Done: Interview With Lamberto Zannier

Gregor Konzack interviewed Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), at the Munich Security Conference. Mr. Zannier speaks about the need for organisations like the OSCE, NATO-Russia relations and what needs to be done to solve protracting conflicts in the world. Q - Can the OSCE have a positive impact on NATO-Russia relations? You... Continue Reading

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Climate Change - Interview with Kumi Naidoo, Director of Greenpeace

Gregor Konzack interviewed Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, at the Munich Security Conference. Mr. Naidoo demands fast action against climate change and says that we need to come together as a united global family to do this. Q - Mr. Naidoo, on yesterday’s discussion panel you sat next to people like Mr. Aliev, the president of Azerbaijan - who presented his... Continue Reading

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Under Examination: Kim Jong Un and the Koreas

Kim Jong Un’s transition to power seems to be going smoothly. This is a boon for both North and South Korea. Following in the footsteps of his recently deceased father, Kim Jong-Il, who in turn inherited power from his father, the god-like Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong Un officially became the supreme leader of North Korea. The clouds of sorrow slowly began to fade and, astonishingly, the... Continue Reading

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The European Parliament’s Lust for More Power

The new presidency of Martin Schulz does not alter the course of the European Parliament much. It might be a presidency of political bias but the main problem remains, namely the Parliament’s lack of political vision. For the past two and a half years it was widely expected that Martin Schulz would be the next chairman of the European Parliament. Due to an agreement between the two... Continue Reading

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European Common Foreign and Security Policy

World War II left Europe in tatters. The suffering in the continent led many to believe that Europe had not learnt from experience.  Post war European leaders decided to design a new future of peace and prosperity, one without war and strife.  They created a European entity that began as a coal and steel union, two wartime industries, and eventually ended up as the European Union... Continue Reading

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