About

Like my brother-in-name (and soul, seemingly) Doktor Faust, I am ambitious, inquisitive and open-minded. While my chosen field of study – Mechanical Engineering – has relatively little to do with politics or diplomacy, I have been in love with these fields for a good three years now.

Five years ago I moved to Krakow, Poland. A move that would change my life for good and for the better. I finished my secondary school education in the cultural and multicultural capital of Poland. It was during the course of this education, that I attended my first MUN conference. It was a love on first sight. Ever since that fateful conference three years ago, I have been reading everything I can get my hands on. And I mean everything. If there is a free newsletter, I read it. RussiaToday, JerusalemPost, BBC, CNN, AlJazeera, ForeignPolicy, Zeit, Welt, Times

There are two sides to every coin, and that is my mantra. Debate. Negotiate. Compromise. Coexist. Inclusive decisions and inclusive exchange are the bedrock of peaceful coexistance. It is reckless alienation and petty image politics that ruin a good compromise. And sadly, in modern politics, throwing dirt at an opponent has become a preferred method of perpetuating one’s personal superiority.

5 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you, you have a new follower. I like your about page and your interesting and well written articles and analyses. Similar to you my study has nothing to do with my blog. I have studied and am working as a computer scientist, but I am blogging about Iran.
    You seem to be a good example of a person who has lived in different societies, speaking multiple languages and thus has a very open horizon, in contrary to people who live all their life on the same spot but constantly judge the world.
    As a German who lives in Poland, these articles could be interesting for you: http://theotheriran.com/tag/top-posts/ (There are two regarding WWII)
    In the second article on that site you can see that I am like you reading many diverse sources from around the world.

    Keep up the good work.
    Best regards,
    Amir

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  2. Thank you Amir!

    I am honoured by your very positive response to this blog – your engagement and respectful open-mindedness were very impressive when I stumbled on your site. That is why I feel very honoured and humbled by your comments.

    As a part of the diplomatic process (whether on personal or state level) nothing is as effective as the respectful exchange of informed opinions, viewpoints and perspectives. Even if there’s fundamental disagreement – in the worst case, both parties leave the debate with a larger awareness of how to look at the same issue. That is a prerequisite to compromise. You seem to have a very healthy attitude to this diplomatic process. Should you find yourself disagreeing with a claim made in this blog, your criticism would be very welcome.

    Thank you for the link, I will take a look as soon as I am fully awake tomorrow!

    Greetings,
    Erik

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    1. Thank you, Vera, for your feedback – it means a lot to me!
      It’s all a matter of reading a variety of sources and weighing contrary and contradicting perspectives. Our world is a complicated one, following one set of sources will never help us understand it.
      I’ll try to keep up the posting rhythm!

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