Simon Muehlbauer

“If you do not like today’s world, make tomorrows” My name is Simon and I am from Germany. I always like to take on a new adventure, which is why I wanted to come to Global Governance and the Global Observer in the first place. I want to see the world and be a part of all the changes around us.

Silent Stereotypes

I come from a country, which was not considered as civilized until quite recently by most of the so-called Western World, who looked down upon my country with mere curiosity and maybe some interest. Not surprisingly, very close to my home there are still tribes in existence that collect and… Read More »Silent Stereotypes

Making Democracy – The cases of Jordan and Iraq

What was there first: the chicken or the egg? Haven’t we all asked this question at some point? We need the egg to get the chicken, but where does the egg come from? The other way around we have the same problem. The same question arise when we talk about… Read More »Making Democracy – The cases of Jordan and Iraq

Search and Plant Trees – The ecofriendly search Engine

How convenient is google? You need to know something, you google it, you find it. It is great, isn’t it? The search engine is so convenient that the term ‘to google something’ was even added to several dictonaries in various languages all over the world. If you think about it… Read More »Search and Plant Trees – The ecofriendly search Engine

Global Knowledge ~ How much do you know?

Do you think you know a lot about the world? About the most important questions in our time? Do you know about world population growth, about global health and about global terrorism? I thought I did know quite a lot about all those things, as it turned out, I was… Read More »Global Knowledge ~ How much do you know?

The Paradox of fire

The greatest theft in the history of humankind is probably the one of fire. Before our modern beliefs, before Christianity and Islam, before science and evolution, we believed in a different mythology . In the Greek mythology, humankind was among the weakest creatures on earth. The world was ruled by… Read More »The Paradox of fire

Goodbye Merkel ~ Through Rose-Colored-Glasses

Berlin, Oct. 29 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that she will not candidate as the leader of her Christian-Democratic-Party in December and that, in the national elections in 2021, she will not run as German Chancellor again. With this news Chancellor Merkel not only surprised, but scared many people… Read More »Goodbye Merkel ~ Through Rose-Colored-Glasses

Sustainable Energy – Realistic or just a dream?

We always talk about sustainability: The Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable anything… The word is present in our daily life and at some point, people just nod and say “yeah sure “without actually thinking about it anymore. But have you ever asked yourself what the word “sustainable” actually means?… Read More »Sustainable Energy – Realistic or just a dream?

The selfish Generation?  

I watched a movie yesterday evening and in it, someone suddenly said: “They call us the selfish generation “ I paused it for a moment and asked myself: Who is “us”, who are “they” and “why is a generation selfish? “. Since then I have been thinking about these questions.… Read More »The selfish Generation?  

The madness of markets – a story of human insanity

What is insanity? Insanity is doing something over and over again, while expecting a different outcome. The world economic crisis in 2007/08 came as a shock to everyone. Despite the fact that it happened before. The economy has seen several crisis, even before we had fancy words for all the… Read More »The madness of markets – a story of human insanity

Cashless Society – The Ancient Ways of China

A few thousand years ago, it was incredible to imagine a society built up on money. If we look at the history of humankind, money only exists in a very small part of it, namely just in the last few millennia; it is a very new trend, if you wish.… Read More »Cashless Society – The Ancient Ways of China

How are you doing in China? – The curiosity of languages

Whenever we start learning a new language, we are confronted with different challenges. Those challenges depend very much on the language we are about to learn and on the langueges we already know. When you learn English you may have a problem with all these different tenses you have to… Read More »How are you doing in China? – The curiosity of languages

Confucius says … what?

Have you ever heard about Confucius? I guess you have. Do you know why is he famous? Idon’t think so. Who is this person, that somehow is famous all around the world for saying …Yes? What did he actually say? Most often he is known for saying a lot of… Read More »Confucius says … what?

The Sky is the Limit – But What Comes Next?

Faster – Higher – Further that is our way of thinking. We live in a time in which all our progress gets towards a certain direction. We want to go faster, as fast as possible; we want to go higher, as high as possible; and we want to go further,… Read More »The Sky is the Limit – But What Comes Next?

Criminal Bankers?

Have you ever been robbed? Didi somebody ever come to you on the street, maybe late at night, grabbed your bag and ran away? Let us hope that that never happened, but imagine that it did. How much money do you think you would have lost? Probably 50$, maybe 100$?… Read More »Criminal Bankers?

The Internet and its importance in our time

Have you ever googled your name? Have you ever googled a friend’s or college’s name? If so, you have seen a lot of information about someone that he or she might not have told you. If so, you might have even seen information about yourself that you would not have… Read More »The Internet and its importance in our time

Between Unity and Division: Only Uncertainty

Ever since the Second World War, the world seems to have become a more and more united place. But did it really? We created international bodies such as the United Nations and the European Union, the African Union and other political bodies with one single aim: to unite the world… Read More »Between Unity and Division: Only Uncertainty

Dividing and Uniting – German-French Relations in Europe

“Europe is an ambitious project, it is an active utopia, struggling to coalesce and consolidate the otherwise disconnected, multidirectional actions. How active that utopia will ultimately turn, depends on its actors.” (Zygmunt Bauman). Let us examine Europe and let us therefore look at this quote, that defines the European Union… Read More »Dividing and Uniting – German-French Relations in Europe

Peace in Sight? The unanswered question of North Korea

Let us take a look at North Korea. The country in terms of size is about 1% of the size of the United States, in terms of population it is about 2% of China’s population and still these three countries seem to be named as equals, recently more often than… Read More »Peace in Sight? The unanswered question of North Korea

We all use plastic in our daily life. We drink out of plastic bottles. If we go camping, we might use plastic plates and on our Friday-night party we drink out of plastic cups. However, do we know what happens with it after we used it? Where does the plastic… Read More »

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – A Force behind a curtain?

April 2nd, 2018: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela dies at the age of 81 in a Johannesburg hospital, after a life of struggle and scandal, of sacrifice and victory, in the fight against apartheid. Today mostly known because of her marriage to Nelson Mandela, the former liberation fighter and President of South Africa,… Read More »Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – A Force behind a curtain?