Guest article in the Frankfurter Rundschau on 16.02.2022

Rethinking global cooperation

The Munich Peace Conference focuses on disarmament and thus has a better approach than the MSC. The guest article by Christoph von Lieven.

Two worlds meet in Munich from February 18 to 20: In the luxury hotel Bayrischer Hof, protected by thousands of police officers, governments, ministers, military officers and lobbyists of corporations meet at the Munich Security Conference (MSC).

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Interview with Christoph von Lieven in Telepolis

Munich Security Conference: “From our point of view, this is peacewashing”

An interview with Greenpeace campaigner Christoph von Lieven on the military concept of security, the twin dangers of the arms race, and the evolution of the Green Party.

From February 18 to 20, the 58th Munich Security Conference will be held in the Bavarian capital at the luxury hotel Bayerischer Hof. At the same time, non-governmental organizations set a different tone with the International Munich Peace Conference in the Old Town Hall.

Greenpeace campaigner Christoph von Lieven, responsible for peace policy at the environmental organization and spokesman for nuclear disarmament, is one of the speakers. He spoke with Telepolis about the different priorities and perspectives of the two conferences, as well as the two dangers depicted by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists ‘ symbolic “Doomsday Clock”: the threat of nuclear war and the climate crisis.

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