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The present synthesis highlights a number of new features of the international relations system and reveals restrictive measures taken by both developed and developing/emerging countries in the field of foreign direct investment , before the COVID-19 pandemic and also under its influence.
22/01/2021 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Various
Constantin IACOBIŢĂ
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23/12/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
Dr. Ion I. JINGA
Adjusting the response to the new challenges and threats within a permanent global dynamic in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and coordinating and supporting member states’ efforts to understand the dimension of the ensuing economic, social and political crisis are top priorities for the United Nations.
10/12/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
If anyone needed remembering that the US is still the world’s leading superpower, Election Night proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Not because it constituted a grand, majestic projection of power and international aplomb.
28/11/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Various
Professor Ioan Mircea PAŞCU
The US presidential election continues to be the most important indicator of the trajectory of international relations for a period that depends on both the political colour of the winner and on his personality, as proven by Donald Trump’s mandate. One of the questions that observers, analysts, experts and leaders in various domains – including political decision-makers from several countries around the globe – have tried to answer, before learning the name of the future president of the USA, was to what extent a reset of the geopolitical hour would take place, and if this is the case, what will it imply?
10/11/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
Ambassador Professor Dumitru CHICAN
This article deals with the concept of multilateralism, its basic meaning, coordinates and constructive functions, but also its limitations and constraints that – both theoretically and pragmatically – the idea of multilateralism faces in its attempt to pose the question to which there is no a consensual answer so far: does multilateralism provide the ideal paradigm for the construct, security and functioning of the future world order?
31/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
Dr. Ion I. JINGA
76 years ago, on 25 October 1944, the Romanian Army liberated the town of Carei in the North-West of the country. This was the final step in the complete liberation of North-West Transylvania from the foreign occupation imposed on Romania through the outrageous Vienna Diktat in 1940, arbitrated by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.
26/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Various
25/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is more or less well-known and quite old and has gone through many phases.
The religious dimension of the conflict should also not be overlooked as the Armenians fought against the "Turkish" Azeri Muslims to avenge the Turks.
Much has been written about the reasons for the recent escalation of the conflict between the two countries.
11/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Conflicts
Dr. Daniel S. HAMILTON
This year’s edition of the Munich Security Conference, the main international event in the month of February and the last with direct participation before the COVID-19 pandemic being fully acknowledged, was defining for the way Europeans and Americans see the world and the transatlantic relationship. The setting of the stage (the event focused on „Westlesness”), the American and European representation (Great Britain absent and Germany not represented by its chancellor) and the views exposed led to a couple of conclusions. Firstly, the US focus on the great power competition and its calls to the European allies to join it against China, in exchange for reassurances on the transatlantic bond. Secondly, the lack of EU unity and cohesion (the only representative leader was Emmanuel Macron, who presented a vision of Europe that was more French than European) that could translate into an even weaker European voice on the international stage, especially after UK leaving the Union.
10/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
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