Editorial

Nine O’Clock at its 26th anniversary

NINE O’CLOCK is marking 26 years since its launch. This event makes us think not so much about the past but about the future, giving us courage to continue the “adventure” started on 10 October 1991, namely the publishing, for the first time...

Eulogy for a great diplomat

When, in early September, Doina, the daughter of ambassador Constantin Ene, who has been living in California for years, called me from Bucharest, I realised something was wrong. That is how I found out that the great diplomat, who would have turned...

An ambiguous visit

After he refused to take part in the great Orthodox Synod in Crete last year, Patriarch Kirill is coming to Bucharest, for a meeting with regional flavour. The host, Patriarch Daniel, wants to pay homage, alongside the heads of the other Orthodox...

I apologise: Will not be civil war

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...

Political rule of law

At this moment, Romania is proving to be a dysfunctional state. At least from the standpoint of the mechanisms that form the basis of any democratic state’s existence, as described in political textbooks and observed in practice in other parts of...

Non-Violence and Multilateral Diplomacy

On June 15, 2007, at the initiative of India, 140 countries, (including Romania), representing all continents, all major religions and forms of civilization of contemporary world submitted to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly a draft...

E. Macron on the future of Europe

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 Brexit example?...

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