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At this week’s European Council summit, we will undoubtedly see what the subsequent evolution of the Brexit negotiations will be. According to the timetable of negotiations, the conditions in which the relations between the two sides will evolve should...
The signs of distancing between Europe and the U.S. have been fairly numerous since D. Trump started his presidential mandate. Listing them – starting from the endorsement of Brexit to the economic nationalism of the MAGA slogan and to...
Of course, in order to find out what’s new in the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula, which is undeniably the hottest dossier on the globe today – it is hoped the referendum in Catalonia will move toward controlled...
In the current systemic uncertainty, it is not easy at all to comment on international relations developments on the spur of the moment. In other words, to express immediate stances and attitudes, guided by dated perceptions and not seldom...
First there was Brexit: June 2016. The process of UK’s separation from the European Union is ongoing, but we do not know what its stages are and what is in London’s “quiver” during the negotiations. Will others follow the...

UNGA on Twitter (II)

We will not present the most important messages in D. Trump’s September 19 speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in the order of their importance but rather in the order in which they were listed by the speaker....

UNGA on Twitter (1)

The 72nd edition of the UN General Assembly is, as usual, the appropriate opportunity for global leaders to outline the current state of global affairs. They will be able to do this by revealing the issues that preoccupy their...
A note posted on the Tweeter page of UK’s prestigious Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), on 14 September 2017, signals an unavoidable reality in the field of identifying major trends in international relations, regardless from what geographical...
Browsing through familiar twitter accounts led me to a communique posted on the webpage of the Russian embassy in London, which reiterates the information broadcast by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “@MFA_Russia: Moscow is ready to discuss extending...

‘Zapad-2017’

Bearing in mind the tense situation in Eastern Europe, where a pronounced deterioration of the security situation became noticeable starting in March 2014 as a result of the events in Ukraine and of subsequent events – the annexation of...
Some recent analyses of the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, where the North Korean regime is repeatedly provoking the U.S. with nuclear threats (nuclear tests, the latest occurring on Sunday, September 3), point to an issue that requires...
Early last week, North Korea (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - DPRK) – which is involved in a nuclear dispute with the U.S. that reminds us of the dangerous Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 – launched missiles...
Three events that took place last week give us the opportunity to make visible Russia’s political and military activity in the Baltic Sea and understand its meaning. First, we are talking about the visit that Russian President V. Putin...
As if the current complexity of international relations wasn’t enough, another power confrontation dossier is on the horizon, probably one of long duration. China and India, emerging great powers, are in a state of neither peace nor war at...
Whatever the UK’s Brexit partisans may say, one thing is obvious. Namely that British exceptionalism – which allegedly contributed substantially to the “leave” camp winning the June 2016 referendum, according to some of the supporters’ analysis – is far...
Europe is in the midst of a veritable political storm. After the Brexit shock, which followed the shock of migrants from Turkey and Libya, generally from the South, it was thought on the Old Continent, for a brief time,...
Last week, Washington hosted the meeting between U.S. President D. Trump and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-In, the latter recently elected after several months of political crisis that ended with the impeachment of his predecessor. The presidential meeting...
The European Union is currently registering an economic growth about to become robust, so that it seems that the difficult phase of the economic-financial crisis, which had gotten us accustomed to seeing many billions of euro (difficult to remember)...
A year has passed since the referendum that took place in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016, a referendum on whether to remain “in” or get “out” of the European Union. As known, the result – a narrow...
As already known, along with Brexit (June 2016), a rising public and political opinion trend coalesced in Europe, regarding the fact that continental defence is losing a strong pillar, the United Kingdom’s military capabilities holding an important share in...
There is no need to argue that developments on the international scene are moving extremely rapidly today, in contrast to previous years. Since 2008, hence for almost a decade, since the Russia-Georgia war that was followed several months later...
Romanian public opinion – but also a significant part of the international one – waited with bated breath the press conference held by the presidents of the U.S. and of Romania, D. Trump and K. Iohannis respectively, on June...
Forget about Nigel Farage and those like him. Ask him what UK’s independence day – which he had triumphantly and defiantly proclaimed toward the Old Continent following the result of the ‘in or out EU’ referendum of 26 June...
On Sunday, against the backdrop of analyses on President D. Trump’s visit to Asia and Europe, a visit that had just ended, its final stage being his presence at the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily – where several disagreements...
First visit abroad, started on May 19, this year, included widely publicized stoppages to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican (Rome) and NATO (Brussels). Therefore, areas close to Europe and institutions highly important for the old continent’s security, as well...
Since President D. Trump took office, it has been obvious that a bitter confrontation is taking place in the U.S., between the White House and a widely composite political camp that includes the Democratic opposition but also a great...
Since the start of his term in office, in January 2017, U.S. President D. Trump has been diplomatically offensive in East Asia. First, it was the issue of Taiwan, which agitated to a good extent the U.S. – China...
Lately, there is a veritable fad among international relations experts to resort to what is called counterfactual history. The latter is based on the answer to the question: what would have happened if? In other words, it is imagined/speculated...
A first dinner of the Brexit negotiations, which took place in London two weekends ago (April 29) at the Ten Downing Street residence of the British Premier, serves to highlight unknown facets of EU-UK relations in the period after...
Russian Media was among the first ones who raised questions about what is happening in the global power triangle in relation to the current crisis in the Korean Peninsula. An analysis/interview broadcasted by the Russian channel “radio Svoboda” on...
Few know that among the theories that attempt to explain the end of the Cold War and the lightning-fast collapse of the USSR there is one based on the evolution of the so-called global power triangle. This triangle was...
At the end of the latest analysis published in this newspaper last week, I concluded that a war on the Korean peninsula is likely considering the latest diplomatic and military developments. I was citing in that article the way...
For well over ten days, ever since the Assad regime’s chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib province and particularly since the retaliation ordered by President D. Trump, with cruise missile launched by two American warships from the Eastern Mediterranean...
In a surprise move, the U.S. changed, in just a few days, its position on the Syrian civil war. Thus, as known, the Trump administration officially gave up, on 30 March 2007, the position that Barack Obama expressed in...