... autumn 2018 everyone was on discussing Brexit. In introduction courses in the University, professors have mentioned not once and not twice in what great time we – all the international students – live as we could witness the United Kingdom leaving EU – a truly historical moment. London as an international hub and a global city is undoubtedly pro-EU for reference, basing on 2016 referendum results and my experience. If I was not sure what to talk about with a person whom I just met, I just asked ...
- 18.09.2019 12:59:52
... to the methods described in George Orwell's 1984, where the main hero was being persuaded that "two plus two equals five".
For a long time, China kept the existence of the camps secret. Once the world's leading media sources such as BBC, Deutsche Welle, France24 and Bloomberg uncovered them, Beijing acknowledged them but presented them as educational centers. Nevertheless, in order to hide the truth from the world community, foreign journalists are still not allowed to visit the camps....
- 19.08.2019 16:38:19
What is the EAEU and China’s BRI?
Starting from January 2015, Russia and several neighboring Central Asian republics formed an economic union known as the Eurasian Economics Union, (EAEU). The purpose of the EAEU is to create a single economics space. The goals of ...
- 12.08.2019 10:53:56
... continue, he will simply be forced to write out – and win – general elections in the Fall of 2019. No promise of Brexit-Nirvana will be too big or too ill-founded to achieve that.
Boris stands Zero chance of changing May’s Brexit deal with the EU
Boris also stands Zero chance of getting the current Parliament to give him any majority for crashing out of the EU without a deal, which is what Boris by all means wants. Moreover, Parliamentary majority recently voted that Parliament will stay continuously ...
- 30.07.2019 11:58:07
... that anti-American forces will gain the upper hand in Germany and push it into the arms of Russia and China, Wolfgang Ischinger said in an interview. The chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former ambassador to Washington was speaking to Reuters days before the publication of his book "World in Danger", in which he urges Germans not to giving up on the United States because of Trump, while also pressing them to accept more global responsibility. The longer Trump remains in office,...
- 23.07.2019 13:17:31
Purpose of Turkstream and Nord Stream: Russia has two major natural gas pipelines either finished or still under construction that will provide a substantial amount of energy for its customers in Europe. The Turkstream pipeline stretches 680 miles from near Anapa, Russia to Kiyikoy, Turkey. This pipeline will pump 31.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas annually when operational in December 2019. The Nord Stream pipeline currently holds the record ...
- 24.06.2019 17:25:51
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, ...
- 17.06.2019 13:25:44
_ 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,...
- 03.06.2018 19:12:27
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 ...
- 22.01.2018 17:53:33
_ 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 ...
- 04.09.2017 10:09:43
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 ...
- 21.08.2017 09:15:31
_ 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 ...
- 14.08.2017 17:54:58
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 ...
- 21.04.2017 15:44:44
... 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 ...
- 13.04.2017 16:59:40
... 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)
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 ...
- 17.12.2016 22:44:00
... 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 ...
- 17.11.2016 16:11:00
... 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 ...
- 09.11.2016 15:03:00
... 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 ...
- 16.08.2016 17:46:00
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 ...
- 17.05.2016 11:22:00
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....
- 30.03.2016 14:50:00