there is no watertight partition between domestic and international politics. The success of the social democratic movement was always closely linked to the international context that enabled it. This holds equally true today, now that social democratic parties feel they have arrived at an impasse.Rik Coolsaet (International Politik und Gesellschaft (2009:1))
By announcing the EU summit in Brussels next Monday, Sarkozy wants to say clearly to Moscow that the European Union is \’a force which has to dealt with,’ and that agreements made with him by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev must be honoured.(EUbusiness)
Every year, the Bank provides us with its Global Economic Prospects, drawing our attention on
themes that will come at the international agenda in the next few years. It rightly labels the Bank as the
innovative vanguard of global foresight. We all know how difficult prediction is, especially if it\’s
about the future…
The times we’re living in, are not unique. Globalisation is old news indeed. It is fascinating to go back in time and to look how each time the world shrank, the same words and ideas of one common heritage of mankind appear – to wither away when the wave of globalisation slowed down or was reversed.
Looking at today’s world… ten years backRik Coolsaet (Alpbach Forum 2006)
Rik Coolsaet is one of the opening speakers of the European Forum Alpbach. For ‘Alpbach News’ he talks about Misper¬ceptions, religious revivals, Al-Qaeda and security questions of today’s world.
The world is nót flat. The world is caught up in a white water rafting race. Some of the passengers fall
overboard. Others row with all their might. Many close their eyes and grope for something to hold on
Director of Security and Global Government at the Royal Institute for International Relations at the Gent University in Belgium Professor Rik Coolsaet disclosed that it would be a “shame” for the European Union (EU) if Turkey’s negotiations process that started on October 3rd, does not end in full membership.Rik Coolsaet (Zaman.com)
The author of “Al Qaeda, the Myth” Prof. Rik Colsaet spoke to Zaman recently. Colsaet strongly opposes the term “Islamic terror”. Asking the question, “Islam has existed for 1,400 years, but why are we facing this type of terror just now?” he urges the West to focus on the roots of terror.Rik Coolsaet (Zaman.com)
With London bleeding from a series of devastating bomb attacks, we ask how safe is Brussels ? the capital of Europe ? from a terrorist attack? Aaron Gray-Block investigates.Aaron Gray-Block (Expatica)