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Scotland's Independence - the Irish Border ... and the US

It is great foot-work of Scotland to communicate the message of Independence to the EU Resistance to Scottish Independence will come – and perhaps even also from a corner not in England, but across the pond. The UK is a key US ally. Scotland has a strategic location for UK sea-air control of the northern entrance to the North-Sea, ...

Риис Карстен
17.06.2019 13:25:44

Moldova received EAEU observer status. What next?

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian Sector, CCEIS, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, analyst of the OECD – HSE Research Centre. The views of the author may not necessarily reflect the official position of the HSE. Moscow, 3 June 2018.On May 14, 2018,...

Кофнер Юрий
03.06.2018 19:12:27

A Russian Flag at Prague Castle?

The significance of an upcoming, run-off, presidential election in Czech Republic is largely underestimated in Washington. But its prevalent view of it as a not too significant event in a small European country is dead wrong! Contenders include the sitting president, outspoken, and politically incorrect Milos Zeman, who garnered 39% of the vote in the first of a two-phase election. His rival is chemist Jiri Drahos, the correct, low key, former ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
22.01.2018 17:53:33

A structure for supporting the Greater Eurasian Partnership will be established in May 2018

Yuri Kofner stressed that the structure will be able to unite the non-profit organizations of the Eurasian space, Europe, the Middle East and East Asia.The international networking organization "Greater Eurasia", which pursues the concept of creating a common space between Europe, Russia and China, will start to be created in 2018. This ...

Кофнер Юрий
22.10.2017 00:26:24

EU - EAEU: the perspective from Berlin

_ Yuri Kofner, head, Eurasian sector, Higher School of Economics. Moscow, 4 September 2017. On April 7th, 2017, a working group of representatives from leading German companies signed the 10-point “Berlin Memorandum” containing proposals for the next steps towards ...

Кофнер Юрий
04.09.2017 10:09:43

EAEU - EU common space: pro et contra

On 16 May 2017, Jurij Kofner, director, Center for Eurasian Studies, research fellow, IIASA (Vienna, Austria) gave a presentation at the young experts school "International Cooperation of the Eurasian Economic Union" that took place from 15 to 19 May 2017 at the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus ...

Кофнер Юрий
21.08.2017 09:15:31

Moldova - EAEU: prospects for cooperation

_ Yuri Kofner, director, Center for Eurasian Studies, research fellow, IIASA. Moscow, 14 August 2017.IntroductionOn April 3rd, 2017 the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tigran Sargsyan and the President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon signed in Chisinau a ...

Кофнер Юрий
14.08.2017 17:54:58

The European project and Russia : the necessity to identify common geopolitical interests to overcome the current crisis

Introduction: the absence of geopolitical reflexion at EU level The current geopolitical situation is a pivotal moment when the objective of unity in the European project is not working anymore. Liberal and Human rights normative ideologies as the basis of the project are more and more contested by national-realists ...

Thomann Pierre-Emmanuel
21.04.2017 15:44:44

New Age Globalization: Lessons for South Asia

... years. India is Asia’s second important most economy and market after China; militarily India having intern-continental strategic access, in space technology its mission to Mars has placed it fifth among the outer space nations after USA, Russia, EU, and China. Besides, being strategically closer to USA and Russia both at the same time, India has emerged as an alternative to China, if not counter to it, in the politics of world balance of power. The economic growth rate, development pace, and ...

Shah Zulfiqar
13.04.2017 16:59:40

The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

... President Vladimir Putin’s well-orchestrated, wide-ranging cyberassault, part of Russia’s wider war on Western democracy By Brian E. Frydenborg December 7th, 2016 (a condensed, edited version of this article is featured on War Is Boring) Reuters AMMAN — It is fitting that, on the anniversary of Japan’s Pearl Harbor attack, I am publishing an article discussing an attack far worse in its overall effects on America than Pearl Harbor: if December 7th, 1941, is “a date ...

Frydenborg Brian
17.12.2016 22:44:00

EXCLUSIVE: Top Trump Aides’ Deeper & Linked Roles in Putin Agenda Revealed; Russian Mafia Nexus With Trump & Aides Goes Back Years

... media outlets have missed and not to their credit. By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) Originally published November 4th, 2016, on LinkedIn Pulse Photo illustration by Slate. Images by Pool/Getty Images, Brendan McDermid/Reuters, Sarah Rice/Getty Images AMMAN — EXCLUSIVE research and analysis reveal a significantly deeper relationship than previously understood between current and former members of the Donald Trump presidential campaign with agents and allies of ...

Frydenborg Brian
17.11.2016 16:11:00

The beginning of a new chapter of proxy war in Afghanistan

... UN recent report since the commencement of the war on terror ( the summer 2001 till the summer 2016) which resulted the death of more than 33 thousand civilian, hundreds of thousands displaced and thousands more youths and educationalists rushed to EU specially Germany in order to chase better future as they have believed that there is no perspective in the country and Afghanistan faced a dead-end and a new phase of far more dangerous and complicated proxy war than of the cold war period comes about ...

Sohail Ajmal
09.11.2016 15:03:00

Trump, Putin, Russia, DNC/Clinton Hack, & WikiLeaks: “There's Something Going on” with Election 2016 & It's Cyberwarfare & Maybe Worse: UPDATED 8/15

... 15th with bombshell information on Manafort's dealings in Ukraine and also updated August 8th to note Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein's participation in the Moscow RT gala alongside Lt. Gen. Flynn) Andrew Harnik/AP; Reuters; The Washington Post AMMAN — When it comes to President Obama, Donald Trump is very fond of saying “There’s something going on!”, often in relation to the president’s views on, responses to, and efforts to fight ...

Frydenborg Brian
16.08.2016 17:46:00

A French perspective on the Ukrainian crisis

The Ukrainian crisis, first political, turned out to be a geo-strategic issue, that could only be solved within the European continent. The Normandy format was initiated in Bénouville the 6th of June 2014 at the celebration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, with the objective to allow a first encounter between Poroshenko and Putin. France is thus a facilitator ...

Boudet Anne-Emmanuelle
17.05.2016 11:22:00

How the Refugee Crisis changed the conception of European identity

The Refugee crisis stroke the European Union at a time it was already under pressure from the rise of right and left wing populisms, the possible exit of the United Kingdom from the EU, the ongoing economic crisis, and much more. Once again, the EU seems unable to cope with this challenge....

Boudet Anne-Emmanuelle
30.03.2016 14:50:00

Terror in Paris: Time to Think, & Sit Down, Shutup to the Ideologues

This was written as the Paris attacks unfolded. I have preserved the unfolding nature of the original piece to connect the reader in a deeper sense to what I was feeling as I wrote this. As this historic terrorist attack unfolds, France, Europe, the West, and the Middle East need to really think about what they've been doing and what they are about to do before doing it. This is a time to be smart, but it is also a time to marginalize unhelpful, myopic voices, be they those of ...

Frydenborg Brian
21.11.2015 13:33:00

Prospects for future cooperation between Russia and France in the Arctic

... customs in order to inform future generation of French sailors that would undertake another commercial trips to the Russian North. Until St. Petersburg was founded in 1703, Arkhangelsk was the only harbor city that would allow Russia to have access to European trade. The first French-Russian trade and friendship agreement was signed in Arkhangelsk. Bruno Vianey, in his book “Le voyage de Jean Sauvage en Moscovie en 1586”, highlights the importance of this expedition for what it represents ...

блог Арктический
15.04.2015 17:52:00

A Reality Check on U.S.-Russian Relations: Not Time to Relax, but Not Time to Panic, Either

By Brian E. Frydenborg, February 26th, 2015 (updated February 27th-28th) Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse here If you think your site or another would be a good place for this content please do not hesitate to reach out to me! Please feel free to share and repost on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (you can follow me there at @bfry1981) One of the sad things about looking at current commentary about Russia, America, and the state of their relationship is the lack of measured and reasoned...

Frydenborg Brian
27.02.2015 05:12:00

Business is business. Western duplicity towards Russia.

Rosneft Headquarter in Moscow. Behind, the Kremlin. Despite the sanctions issued by the United States and the European Union against russian politicians and businessmen and despite the neverending discussion about the need for diversification in the european energy market, many western oil companies are acting just the opposite of how expected. from the left: ...

Fontolan Stefano
23.07.2014 21:59:00

Moving from a Zero-Sum to a Positive Sum Game: Can Georgia Provide the Blueprint for Regional Cooperation with both the EU and Russia

Russia and the European Union (EU) are currently engaged in a geopolitical struggle for control of the post-Soviet space. While Russia is the current regional hegemon, the European Union and NATO have been trying to gain influence in what Russia refers to as its “near ...

Slobodchikoff Michael
22.07.2014 21:30:00


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