Baltic Sea Region Experts

The Greifswald experts* in Baltic Sea region research are regularly asked to comment on controversies, background reports and statements. A selection of the most recent contributions by Greifswald IFZO scientists in print, radio and digital media can be found below.

Article: 'Clear but unspoken preference': As America votes, the world watches with bated breath

Dr Andris Banka (International Relations and Security) shares his expertise on the baltic reaction regarding the US election in November 2020.

Article: Baltics pin hopes on Biden

Dr Andris Banka (International Realtions and Security) explains the hopes of the Baltic countries in the US elections in 2020, October 2020.

Article: Sassnitz, Washington, Brussels and Berlin

Dr Farid Karimi (Energy) on the development of controversial Nord Stream 2, August 2020

Background Report: Belarus and its neighbours

A concise history by Prof. Mathias Niendorf (The Topicality of Cultural Heritage), August 2020

Article: The Baltics missed out this time but the long pursuit of US troops in the region will pay off

Dr Andris Banka (International Relations and Security) reports on the US troop withdrawal from Germany with a special focus on the related security policy aspects for the Baltic Sea region on euronews, August 2020

Article: NordStream 2

In the student magazine moritz.magazin of the University of Greifswald, Dr. Farid Karimi (Energy) highlights the problems surrounding the NordStream 2 pipeline project, May 2020

The social climate promotes racist attacks

Prof Cordelia Heß (New Nationalisms) gave an interview for Sverige Radio, February 21, 2020

„Cooperation and Integration in the Baltic Region and Southeast Asia: A Comparative Perspective“

Within the framework of the conference Dr. Drost held an interview about a cultural and political comparison of the Baltic Sea and South China Sea regions. Watch the interview here.