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Pogacian Adrian

The author has a PhD in History, is RIAC (Russian International Affairs Council) expert and research fellow at CESRAN (Centre for Strategic Research and Analysis). He is PhD candidate at MGIMO University and holds a MA degree in Politics and Economics in Eurasia from the same institute. He is interested in Great Powers Rivalry, Russian Foreign Policy and Fear in International Politics, being a defender of Realism in International Relations. He launched ReThinking Europe, a regional non-profit, non-partisan and politically independent think tank, based in Tîrgu-Mureş, Romania. ReThinking Europe's work focuses on the following topics: European Politics and Health Security.

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January 18, 2022

PreambleIn international politics, interstate rivalry involves conflicting relations between two international rivalries that are nation states. A fundamental feature of rivalry involves the willingness of the states involved to harm their opponents’…

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May 24, 2021

Who do I call if I want to call Europe?H. Kissinger Today, the global political context is extremely complicated, and the international economic environment is tense under the pressure of the social crisis caused, in particular, by migration and the…

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May 13, 2016

Stating that the relation between the European Union and Russia is currently blocked by the Ukrainian Crisis means ignoring the condition related difference between the two entities. Russia is a country of personal political and strategic identity…

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January 22, 2016

           Romanian new leadership have not succeeded (one may think they lack the will) to impose intrinsically new directions on our foreign policy. The causes may be seen both personal, determined by the nature of those…

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October 26, 2015

Iraq, Afghanistan, BRICS, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Syria. Various events and phenomena, but all have two things in common: they expose a consistent dimenssion of the international affairs and they are enforced either by undermining the…

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September 16, 2015

Foreign policy constitutes one of the strong pillars of every nation-state; I wouldn’t say that is the most important (this depends from state to state), but for sure, is one of the dominants. Hence, the foreign policy decision making process has…

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