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EU elections, US-backed ceasefire in Gaza & French troops in Ukraine

EU elections, US-backed ceasefire in Gaza & French troops in Ukraine

13. Juni 2024

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In this episode of The Source, our senior editor Zain Raza interviews former International Peace Bureau executive director and peace activist Reiner Braun. Zain begins the interview by assessing the significance of the results of the 2024 European Union elections. They then discuss the escalating situation in Ukraine, in particular France’s decision to send French military trainers to support the Ukrainian military. Finally they move on to the situation in Israel-Gaza, where they analyze the US-backed ceasefire in Gaza, which was recently accepted by the UN Security Council.

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Reiner Braun studied German Literature, History and Journalism. Since 1982 he has been actively involved in the German and international Peace Movement, working f.e. as Executive Director for Scientists for Peace and Sustainability (Germany) and the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES). Since 2004 Reiner Braun has been working for various projects related to the Einstein year at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and for the Max Planck Society. From 2006-2017 he was the Executive Director of the IALANA Germany and the Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler (VDW), the German pugwash group. He was from 2013 till 2019 one of the two Presidents of the International Peace Bureau and was till 2022 the Executive Director of IPB. He is one of the speakers of the German peace mouvement. He was a founding member of the international network “No to war – no to NATO” and is a member of its coordinating committee.

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