Alexander Rahr

Germany

Project manager, German-Russian Forum; Vice Chairman of the Council of the Russian Business in Germany 

Career involved work as Project Researcher for the Federal Institute for East European and International Studies, Cologne (1978–1990); Senior Analyst at the Research Institute of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Munich (1982–1994); Consultant, RAND Corporation, USA (1985–1989); Program Director for Russia and Eurasia (Berthold-Beitz Center) at the German Council on Foreign Relations, Bonn/Berlin (1994–2012); Senior Advisor Russia for Wintershall Holding (2012–2015); Research Director, Project manager at the German-Russian Forum (2012–2015); Senior Advisor Europa for Gazprom (from 2015). 

He was awarded with the German Federal Cross of Merit (2003) and he holds honorary professorships at the Moscow State Institute for International Relations and Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He is member of the Petersburg Dialogue (German-Russian civil society forum); Board member of Yalta European Strategy (YES); Board member of the German-Ukrainian Forum; cofounder of the Berlin Eurasia Club (Kazakhstan). 

Materials

Steinmeier's Visit to Moscow Can Help Normalize Russian-German Relations
27.10.2017
The visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Moscow was not very significant. This is not an official state visit. Germany refused to give it such a status, because it decided that the

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Historic Speech of Jean-Claude Juncker: Feebleness of the EU
14.09.2017
The speech of the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Parliament on September 13 shows, that the leadership of the European Union is trying to save itself, says Valdai

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Turkey and the EU: Divergent Forever?
26.07.2017
The EU's foreign policy is aimed to promote liberal values, therefore in order to "teach a lesson" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan the Europeans are ready to further

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Russia and the G7 Summit: Much Will Depend on What Trump Wants
26.05.2017
The question of Russia's return to the G7 is not on the agenda of the summit. Trump's internal political problems, the pre-election situation in France, the UK and Germany will bring
Putin-Merkel Meeting: First Steps Towards Normalization of Relations
03.05.2017
The fact is that Russia uses the language of classical diplomacy, the language of interests. As for Europe (and Merkel in particular), the approaches of values prevail there - everyone sees

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Will Europe Make Its Own ‘Turn to the East’?
22.03.2017
Merkel may have to step over her own principles, stop looking at world trade within the constraints of liberal values and reorient itself to Asia. It’s an open question, whether China would agree to

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Turkey-EU Showdown: Is the Worst Ahead?
15.03.2017
The chasm between Turkey and the EU should be seen as a result of Europe’s urge to rescue its liberal model at all costs, hence such a tough response.The aggravation of relations between Europe and

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Why the EU Will Never Be the Same
29.11.2016
Last Sunday, German President Joachim Gauck said in an interview to Die Welt newspaper that integration in the European Union should be suspended. “Creating the EU, we developed a concept which

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Donald Trump’s Victory Gives Russian-US Relations a Chance
11.11.2016
Donald Trump’s unexpected victory has upended the US political system and its repercussions will be far-reaching. The White House and both houses of Congress are now in Republican hands, which means
MH17 Report: What Did They Do the Whole Year?
29.09.2016
Specific facts are not mentioned, only versions remain. There are no findings in this paper. Any kind of sensation, too. It was expected that perhaps they will mention the names of the people

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Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s Ostpolitik
12.09.2016
People in many European countries are coming to see that confrontation with Russia is fraught with serious consequences. They do not want another Cold War. This is why Steinmeier and likeminded people

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Alexander Rahr: Munich Massacre Is Not the End of Multicultural Society
23.07.2016
"I am a German and was born in Germany!" shouted the 18-year-old German-Iranian, who on July 22 killed 10 people and wounded 16 more in a shopping center in Munich.

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