Editorial

E. Macron’s victory and counterfactual history

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 what...

EU – Centre and periphery

Less than six months after the parliamentary elections in Romania and immediately after the presidential elections in France, we can try to compare a country from the EU periphery and one from its core. How politically similar and different are the...

Parliament, your name is Pardon

I was recently asked if I can give the example of a single useful thing done by Parliament in general and by this Parliament in particular. Other than tons of paperwork on the granting of pardons. To be honest, I didn’t know how to answer. Even...

Hard Brexit or civilised “divorce”?

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 the June 2016...

The president factory

In 2009, Crin Antonescu ran for president, finishing third. In the runoff in which Traian Basescu and Mircea Geoana were left to fight over the future presidential term, Crin Antonescu announced his support for Geoana. In what concerns the...

The moral revolution

In the first half of the 1990s, Emil Constantinescu was a great hope for all those exasperated with the reactionary nature of Ion Iliescu’s post-communist regime. An intellectual, a representative of the civism reborn after decades of...

Shifts in the global power triangle (II)

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”...

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