EU-Russian Relations

Information policy, mass media, and Artificial Intelligence:
Lecture at MSU on Oct. 25th, 2023

On October 25th 2023, I had the honour of giving an online lecture at the Lomonosov Moscow State University - Faculty of World Politics, Chair of Information Support for Foreign Policy. The lecture was arranged by Natalia Burlinova, President of Creative Diplomacy and Lecturer at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
I had the opportunity to discuss the new challenges in information policy with the very interested and committed students. Besides the as yet unforeseeable consequences of the use of AI, I see above all dangers in the strong simplification of information. This is being promoted by digitalisation, but has been successful for many centuries:
"In our globalised, digitised world, tech corporations and media groups are working on their monopolistic dissemination of opinions with the help of the new platform economy. <…> Their one-sided, highly abbreviated messages benefit from two essential characteristics of the human brain to which every form of propaganda owes its success: laziness of thought (to save energy) and "kicks" to constantly stimulate the reward centre in the brain (infotainment). Political communicators exploit another basic human need, namely that of the simplest dichotomies in terms of simple "us-them" formations (friend-foe scheme).""
For more and detailed information, see the transcript of the lecture below.

Outlook on the Future Relations of the EU with Russia Information Policy Issues .pdf

European Union:
The Destructive Work of Sanctions

The economic outlook for Europe's economy is devastating. Numerous companies are under massive pressure to withdraw from Russia. American elite universities like Yale and Stanford are at the forefront. Under the pretext of "science", they are preparing the ground for an economic raid in Europe.

This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.

European Union_The Destructive Work of Sanctions.pdf

Energy Crisis:
The Struggle for Scarce Resources

Climate change and the Ukraine conflict are being used as a pretext to declare a state of energy emergency in the European Union. This time, Europe is paying with inflation, recession, creeping expropriation and impoverishment. However, it is more about securing the energy needs of the technostructure so that it can further develop its instruments of domination.
This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.
Energy Crisis_The Struggle for Scarce Resources.pdf

The Ukraine Conflict VI:
No State May Sit In Judgement
On Another State

International criminal law: The repeated attempts of European states to prosecute other states or their nationals in conflicts under the pretext of international law must be assessed politically as the assertion of a hegemonic claim to power. Thus, "rule of law" becomes "rule by law".

This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.

The Ukraine Conflict_Part VI_No state may sit in judgement on another state.pdf

The Ukraine Conflict V:
Is the EU About to Split?

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union address in mid-September made it clear how far the political course of the European elites has meanwhile distanced itself from the concerns and needs of the societies in the member states. For many critical observers in the European Union, the question is no longer whether - but when - a split of the EU is to be expected.

This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.

The Ukraine Conflict_Part V_Is the EU about to split.pdf

The Ukraine Conflict IV:
Europe Pays the Bill

In addition to supplying weapons and taking in millions of refugees, numerous countries, including those in Europe, have agreed to provide financial support for the reconstruction of Ukraine. However, the price for Europe is high, because the damage of the sanctions policy is already enormous.

This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.

The Ukraine Conflict_Part IV_EuropePaysTheBill.pdf

The Ukraine Conflict III:
Europe`s Sacrifices for the International Financial System

The Ukraine crisis in itself did not have to bring about an energy and supply crisis. However, these crises are being fuelled by sanctions against Russia to enable the restructuring of the international financial system under US American hegemony.

This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.

The Ukraine Conflict_Part III_Energy Crisis .pdf

The Ukraine Conflict II:
Covering Cloak of Sanctions

Europe is not only sanctioning Russia, but mainly itself. The winners are big tech and financial corporations. With the sanctions, however, Europe is also covering up its own failure to take vigorous action against sinful events in Ukraine.

This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.
The Ukraine Conflict_Part II Sanctions.pdf

The Ukraine Conflict I -
Why States Must Feel Threatened

It is hardly surprising that in the already long-running conflict surrounding Ukraine, all actors invoke international law. However, there are a large number of globally active actors who are not subject to international law, but who nevertheless intervene internationally in political events with considerable consequences. If such international actors take power over one or more states, they can, to a certain extent, act in a legal vacuum of international law, since they themselves are not responsible under international law, but only the states they control.

This analysis was first published on and Meeting Russia Blog.

The Ukraine Conflict.pdf

Leadership crisis in the EU

Assuming that the fundamental necessity for (cultural) evolutionary processes exists in communication and cooperation, then within a political system - but also between political systems - the primary task for politicians is communication on a rational, evidence-based basis and cooperation with the aim of reconciling interests as far as possible without the use of violence.

A summary of this Fractal Longread was first published on

Fractal Longread Leadership.pdf

Innovative political communication

Today, immunisation against the rational discourse is once again taking place through political and religious dogmas. The new media supports the (re)production of simple political explanations. In the globalised digitised world, the answer to political propaganda and monopolistic opinion spread by empires and media corporations should not be the use of the same means and methods for the purpose of attrition warfare.

This Fractal Longread was first published on as well as on Meeting Russia Blog.

Fractal Longread Communication.pdf

Lecture: The EU and the Rule of Law

On October 9th 2018, a lecture based upon analytical findings of the Method of Fractal Description was held at PICREADI – Creative Diplomacy in Moscow, Russian Federation. This paper summarises the most important findings and introduces the Method of Fractal Description as a practical tool for political discourse analysis to a public audience.


Political Narratives on Crimea
in German Language Media

It can be assumed that the inconsistent picture of political narratives in connection with Crimea is an expression of the accompanying political garbage can process of European government elites. The political narratives on Crimea are not the result of rational analysis; rather, they arise from the coincidental confluence of wishful thinking, value judgments, day-to-day politics, and the adherence to the order government elites have invented.

A summary of this Longread was first published on

Fractal Longread Crimea Narratives.pdf

Icons of the End of Cold War

A picture made world history and an event became an ingenious media coup ex post. Consensual construction of meaning and symbolic politics at the end of the Cold War illustrated by the example of the opening of the border between Austria and Hungary 1989.

A summary of this Longread was first published on

Icons of the End of Cold War.pdf