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Constantin IACOBIŢĂ
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17/06/2021 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
Vladimir SOCOR
Within the last three weeks, a series of decisions by leading Western powers seem to indicate a downgrading of Ukraine on the scale of Western policy priorities. These decisions risk demotivating Ukrainian reform efforts and eroding Western credibility in Ukraine.
02/06/2021 Free Readings Region: Black Sea Topic: Geopolitics
Professor Robert SUTTER
The partnership between Moscow and Beijing has broadened and significantly strengthened during the past decade. President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping support forecasts of closer relations.
24/05/2021 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
Dr. Ion I. JINGA
12/05/2021 Free Readings Region: International Organizations Topic: Geopolitics
Vladimir SOCOR
Developing a full-fledged US-Ukraine strategic partnership under the Biden administration would presuppose continuity with those policies on military assistance and energy security. It also presupposes Washington’s return to mentoring and supporting Ukraine in the diplomatic negotiations aimed at ending Russia’s occupation of Ukrainian territories.
11/05/2021 Free Readings Region: Black Sea Topic: Geopolitics
During the First World War, the Ottomans clearly made a fatal error by choosing an alliance with Germany. Could that error have been avoided if proper use had been made of the information available in 1914? First, we examine the military leadership, manpower, infrastructure, equipment, and naval capabilities of the Ottomans at the moment of decision. Next, is a review of the army’s actual performance in several different military theaters. The final portion of the paper will be an assessment of the Ottoman’s strategic position at the outbreak of WWI using a DIME (diplomatic, intelligence, military, and economic) methodology.
09/05/2021 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
The beginning of a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations could also pave the way for changes in the wider region.
02/05/2021 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Geopolitics
Constantin IACOBIŢĂ
From the Editor
27/04/2021 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
The multitude and diversity of the new military conflicts that have captured the international scene in recent years have produced strong reverberations over the way Russia foreign policy has been built. In an unstable geopolitical context, with increasingly strong and visible tensions in the international arena, Vladimir Putin’s election as President of the Russian Federation was a turning point, offering new meanings to security and defence concepts.
03/04/2021 Free Readings Region: Russia Topic: Geopolitics
Ambassador Professor Dumitru CHICAN
Five weeks after officially taking office, Joe Biden drew the attention of the daily news consumers through two moves he made in less than a day.
First, an air raid that targeted several locations of the pro-Iranian armed militias located at the Eastern border between Syria and Iraq.
The second was when, at his initiative, the US President had a phone conversation with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
06/03/2021 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Geopolitics
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