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Why is Europe able to manage its decline, while Asia is (still) unable to capitalize (on) its successes

Why is Europe able to manage its decline, while Asia is (still) unable to capitalize (on) its successes Tue, 27 Dec, 2016

How to draw the line between the recent and still unsettled EU/EURO crisis and Asia’s success story? Well, it might be easier than it seems: Neither Europe nor Asia has any alternative. 

The Diplomacy of Donald J. Trump Tue, 27 Dec, 2016

Those of us who appreciate the unconventional have to have second thoughts after watching Donald J. Trump in action.  All the more so when it comes to the conduct of foreign affairs, in which Mr. Trump is a novice. 

The Role of Europe in the Balkan region's geopolitical crossing Sat, 03 Dec, 2016

Geopolitics, the study of how spatial dimension impacts on and affects states' politics, may offer an important contribution to analysing strategies suited to developing rail infrastructures beween Italy and the Balkans. 
The Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition?

The Sino-US relations – Recalibration or Repetition? Thu, 17 Nov, 2016

“The Chinese grab for fossil fuels or its military competition for naval control is not a challenge but rather a boost for the US Asia-Pacific –even an overall– posture.
(UN)EXPECTED PRESIDENT

(UN)EXPECTED PRESIDENT Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

Shock! Disbelief! Total surprise! Those media (and politicians) who have in the preceding election campaign totally uncritically, but systematically supported Hillary Clinton,
The Trump Train is already heading towards Europe

The Trump Train is already heading towards Europe Tue, 15 Nov, 2016

The “Trump Train” (once a Twitter hashtag and then a successful metaphor of the assertive, and to date unstoppable, reform wind blown by Donald Trump) is finally arrived at the White House. 

Multiculturalism is dead? Not quite yet Sat, 05 Nov, 2016

Multicultural approaches and policies vary widely all over the world, ranging from the advocacy of equal respect to the various cultures in a society, to a policy of promoting the maintenance of cultural diversity,

Let’s Reduce the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Thu, 03 Nov, 2016

At present, nuclear disarmament seems to have ground to a halt.  Nine nations have a total of approximately 15,500 nuclear warheads in their arsenals
The (Trans-Siberian train of) Heartland or (Mare Liberum of) Rimland? Mega structures for the next century

The (Trans-Siberian train of) Heartland or (Mare Liberum of) Rimland? Mega structures for the next century Fri, 14 Oct, 2016

This year marks the centenary of the creation of the legendary Trans-Siberian railway of Russia. By an ironic twist of fate, this falls right in the middle of an epochal change in geopolitical and geo-economical scenarios, 
Trump, Audio Tape and American Hypocrisy

Trump, Audio Tape and American Hypocrisy Wed, 12 Oct, 2016

About ten years ago Donald Trump was recorded saying some very vulgar and appalling words. Most Americans by this time have heard what he said as many of the network and cable news channels have played the audio recording many times.
Putin's Fatal Mistake

Putin's Fatal Mistake Sun, 09 Oct, 2016

Vladimir Putin is planning a return to Alaska, which Russia sold to the US in 1867. I have no facts about this, because such facts are not made available to the public.
EU/Europe Quo Vadis

EU/Europe Quo Vadis Thu, 29 Sep, 2016

The narrow result of the UK referendum to leave the European Union was not the catalyst for the increasingly pressing question of whether the concept and practice of European integration,
Italy and Egypt: from Regeni to Libya, the difficult path towards normalization

Italy and Egypt: from Regeni to Libya, the difficult path towards normalization Fri, 23 Sep, 2016

The last, recent joint note of Italian and Egyptian attorneys on Giulio Regeni's murder shows that a good degree of cooperation in the investigation has been finally reached.
The Liberating Power Of Brexit

The Liberating Power Of Brexit Thu, 22 Sep, 2016

The referendum of June 23, 2016 regarding Britain’s remain at or exit from the European Union, through its subversive BREXIT result - the first major, painful defeat for the under German control European Union of the banks and multinationals,- undoubtedly shook the dominant British and European political and economical system. 

Geopolitics of Climate Change: Future of Tao and Quantum Buddhism Mon, 12 Sep, 2016

From Rio to Rio with Kyoto, Copenhagen and Durban in between Paris right after and the recent China’s G-20,

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Donald Trump in Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip

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Venezuelan women protest against President Maduro

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