Just as diplomacy between the United States and North Korea was moving forward rapidly, President Trump announced the withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the P5+1 agreement with Iran. The US pullout has put pressure on both Iran and Europe to either renegotiate aspects of the original agreement or proceed without US involvement. The White House has given European and other international corporations between 90 and 180 days to divest of their economic programs in Iran, which is a substantial window of time in which to initiate new negotiations.
As it now looks, the G20 summit which is to begin tomorrow in Hamburg, Germany, will likely not adhere to the agenda the host country has planned to impose. The first bilateral face to face meeting between Russian President Putin and U.S. President Trump could turn out to be the defining factor of global strategic picture, especially if the two heads of state establish good relations, in spite of the escalation of “Russiagate” in the United States.
The Chairwoman of the Schiller Institute Helga Zepp-LaRouche wrote the following statement for the Strategic Alert Service on June 18, two days after the passing of Helmut Kohl, the former German Chancellor from 1982 to 1998.
A conference was organized by the Fusion Energy Forum and the Schiller Institute on March 25 in Munich, Germany, to honor the contributions of the humanist and scientist Dr. Krafft A. Ehricke to the space program, and to discuss his beautifully optimistic vision for the future of mankind.
“The atmosphere could hardly have been more uneasy between Chancellor Angela Merkel und U.S. President Donald Trump during her visit to the White House. No handshake for the cameras, next to no eye contact, strained faces for both of them. Not only is there no chemistry between them, but it is obvious that in the current trans-Atlantic geometry, no solution for the tensions can be found. There is nonetheless, a way out in sight, but it can only be found on a totally different, higher level: the win-win cooperation with China and the New Silk Road, which the United States and Germany have both been invited to join.”
The Chinese government has launched a global organizing drive to ensure that the upcoming Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF), to be held in Beijing on May 14-15, consolidates a “broad, international consensus on the Belt and Road Initiative,” in the words of State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Noting that “the global economy is yet to emerge from the profound impact of the international financial crisis,” Yang emphasized in a March 10 interview with China Daily that “we hope the BRF will help drive away the clouds of the economic doldrums,” and that already “in countries around the world, priority is given to the real economy, the manufacturing sector, industrialization and economic diversification.”
The Chairman of the Yemeni Advisory Office for Coordination with BRICS, Fouad Al-Ghaffari, published the following short statement on social media on March 8.
On March 7, Harley Schlanger, who has been a close collaborator of American economist Lyndon LaRouche for many years, addressed an audience of some 100 businessmen and German reserve officers in Frankfurt, Germany, on the British-orchestrated coup against U.S. President Donald Trump. The event was organized jointly by the International Division of the Commissions of the Economic Council Hessen, a business association associated with the CDU, and the Reservistenkameradschaft of Frankfurt, on the theme “Who Is Out To Sabotage the ‘Trump Revolution’ and Why?” Schlanger was the only guest speaker at the event which was attended by 100 guests, half of them in uniform.
A conference on the “Forgotten War Crimes in Yemen” was held in Berlin on Feb. 25 at the initiative of Yemeni citizens living in Germany, to raise awareness of the urgent need to put an end to what is clearly the mass murder of the Yemenite people. Two representatives of the Schiller Institute spoke on the topic “Stop the genocide, peace through development”, bringing in the role Yemen can play in the New Silk Road perspective. They also read a statement from Helga Zepp-LaRouche, the president of the Schiller Institute, which we publish below.
The Chinese news agency Xinhua published an article on Feb. 10 based on an interview with Helga Zepp-LaRouche, under the headline, “Interactions between Chinese, U.S. Leaders Very Positive Signs of Ties — German Expert”.