Daniele Ganser, Friedensforschung


Swiss Historian, Peace and Energy Researcher
Director of the Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research

My research focuses on energy, war and peace from a geostrategic perspective. Today, thousands of people all over the world are looking for peaceful solutions to conflicts and promote renewable energies. I am convinced that scientists, too, can help overcome some of the lies and the brutality that still shape our world.

Research Interests:
  • International History from 1945 to today
  • Secret Warfare and Geostrategy
  • Intelligence Services and Special Forces
  • Peak Oil and Resource Wars
  • Globalization and Human Rights




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Daniele Ganser's new book "Illegale Kriege. Wie die NATO-Länder die UNO sabotieren. Eine Chronik von Kuba bis Syrien" was published in October 2007 at Orell Füssli. The book recalls that the Charta of the United Nations prohibits wars and presents current examples on how this prohibition is disregarded by NATO member states.

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On March 1, 2008, the book „NATO’s Secret Armies“ was published in german under the title „NATO Geheimarmeen in Europa“. The book is also available in English and seven other languages. It describes how secret armies were set up across Western Europe during the Cold War by NATO and the CIA and how in some countries these secret soldiers were linked to terror, torture and coup d’états.

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On September 20, 2012, Orell Füssli has published the book "Europa im Erdölrausch" in german. 88 million barrels of oil are consumed every day. That's the equivalent of 44 very large crude carries. Where does the oil come from? How did it influence world's history of the past 150 years? But last and foremost: why does it run out now?

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