All articles from 2016

State of the Union

State of the union

It was a very illustrious group tonight, discussing the EU’s state and current problems before a relatively small audience. As expected, Britain’s forthcoming referendum (“Brexit” – meaning the termination of Britain’s membership of the European Union) figured prominently.

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Jordan, the kingdom of peace

Jordan – Kingdom of peace?

On May 25, Jordan celebrated the 70th anniversary of its independence. Also, this year marks the hundredth anniversary of the Arab revolution - the revolt of the Arabs against the Ottoman Empire, also called the uprising in the desert. Jordan…

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We must take adventures - in order to know where we truly belong.

We must take adventures!

So here I am, sitting at Incheon Airport in Seoul, waiting for my connecting flight to Vienna. My thoughts are still in Hanoi though, with the many friends that I was able to win in the short time here, and…

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Tôi yêu Việt Nam!

Pascal Secondary School is located approximately 30 minutes away from the volunteer house, near the airport on the other side of the Red River. Overall, the school has 9 classes with 229 students aged 11 to 15 years. The children…

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The New Silk Road – the prerequisites

In the first part about the New Silk Road its dual concept was presented. This time it is all about theoretical and practical requirements for this project. The surprise coup In China's ambitious plans, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), founded in…

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Money Monster

SPOILER WARNING! Money Monster, the latest Hollywood film about finance, provides us with an (exaggeratedly chauvinist) market guru (George Clooney) - probably inspired by the CNBC’s very vociferous market expert Jim Kramer - and his financial tip show Money Monster,…

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New Silk Road – the concept

In October 2013 China's President Xi Jinping presented the new Vision ‘One belt, one road’: an unprecedented and far-reaching project for the coming decades, which will change more than only the Chinese world. It is an advancement of initiatives of Deng Xiaoping,…

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