By Paul Lookman, September 2, 2019
‘Geopolitiek in context’ was launched August 25, 2019. It is the refurbished and rebaptised version of ‘Geopolitiek in perspectief’ which dates back to March 15, 2010 and boasts over 230,000 pageviews. With all posts from January 14, 2019, the ten most viewed posts, plus a number of other important posts copied to the new website, the old blog now serves as an archive.
Not a newsblog, ‘Geopolitiek in context’ aims to contribute to the public debate by providing analysis and comment on world affairs. Some of our articles are based on less well known but proven historical facts and are therefore of permanent value. These posts are provided with the label “documentaire”. Egbert Talens’ documentary contributions were assigned their own category.
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The editor, Paul Lookman, majored in marketing and management. His most memorable professional experience is the consumer research project he carried out in the years 1996-1997 in team with the Department of Economics at the State University of Dnipropetrovsk in freshly-postcommunist Ukraine. The research findings were instrumental in writing the first market economy based business plan of the local dairy, Joint-Stock Company Pridneprovsky, and helped to introduce a marketing mentality throughout the company.
Once retired from an international career that took him to more than 60 countries in all continents, the editor took courses in international relations and was involved in lobby work at Amnesty International. Since 2005 he has been writing on international politics. A number of alternative media republished his articles, in particular De Wereld Morgen, and two appeared on NRC (see here and here).
The editor is greatly indebted to Belgian prof. dr. Yvan Vanden Berghe for having inspired and encouraged him to undertake this project, to Dutch author Egbert Talens for his priceless contributions on the political-Zionist project ‘Jewish State’ and more broadly for acting as a sounding board, and to Sanny Komrij, the editor’s spouse, who had to put up with her husband’s frequent and prolonged ‘unavailability’ whilst researching and writing his op-eds.
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