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Vladimir SOCOR
Moldova’s recent presidential election has been widely stereotyped by international media as a geopolitical contest between a democratic West and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. But in fact, that presumption has been disproved by all players, internal and external, in their respective messages about the just-concluded electoral race.
19/11/2020 Free Readings Region: Russia Topic: Geopolitics
Vladimir SOCOR
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian signed, over a video conference, on November 9, an armistice agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Mediated by Russia between the two belligerents, this armistice dramatically changes the situation on the ground, establishing “new realities” for many years to come.
14/11/2020 Free Readings Region: Russia Topic: Geopolitics
Peter STANO
In an unstable geopolitical context, with increasingly strong and visible tensions on the international arena, the European Union’s reform process places particular emphasis on the Black Sea area.
07/11/2020 Free Readings Region: European Union Topic: Geopolitics
Eva J. KOULOURIOTIS
While we are just a few hours before the final results of the US presidential election between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and Republican nominee Donald Trump, observers can state views on the implications of the election of each of the candidates in the Middle East and which of its countries will be happy and which will be in trouble.
03/11/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East 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
25/10/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
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
Dr. Ion I. JINGA
Born in 1945 out of the ashes of the Second World War, the United Nations Organization was created – in the words of Dag Hammarskjold, its second Secretary-General – “not to lead the mankind to heaven but to safe humanity from hell”.
01/10/2020 Free Readings Region: International Organizations Topic: Geopolitics
George Cristian MAIOR
The Partnership between Romania and the US is both a major benchmark of the Romanian foreign policy and a firm commitment, which defines our options. The cooperation between Romania and the United States has been and will always be all the more valuable and mutually beneficial, as during the years of cooperation there have been many successful strategic accomplishments, in response to the new challenges to the allied security. The Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership for the 21st century, in 2011, has boosted the relations and is the main bilateral political document that enhances our common security and prosperity.
26/09/2020 Free Readings Region: Global Topic: Geopolitics
Ambassador Professor Dumitru CHICAN
The national identity of Lebanon was created after World War I, when in 1918, the famous British-French agreements – named after their engineers, the Englishman, Mike Sykes and the Frenchman, Francis-Georges Picot – divided the Middle East between France and Great Britain, following the principle 'divide et impera'.
12/09/2020 Free Readings Region: Middle East Topic: Geopolitics
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