Meet the Elites of Northern Europe, NATO’s Hardcore Militant

Meet the Elites of Northern Europe, NATO’s Hardcore Militant

If you want to find the NATO hardcore militant, you have to meet the elites of North Europe, Claudio Gallo writes. The sun has been rising from the North for quite some time on the NATO land. Since mid-2009, the chair of NATO secretary general has been occupied by Northern Europe’s politicians: first the former…

The Three Seas’ “via Carpathia” will Complete the Arctic-Mediterranean Corridor

The Three Seas’ “via Carpathia” will Complete the Arctic-Mediterranean Corridor

The Polish-led “Three Seas Initiative” aims to streamline a North-South Corridor from Norway to Greece through the creation of the “Via Carpathia” trade route that would prospectively link with the “Baltic Ring” in order to connect the Arctic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea. The southeastern Polish village of Jasionka hosted the latest forum on the Polish-led…

The Battle of the Three Seas. Geopolitics of Central and Eastern Europe, US-Russia Confrontation

The Battle of the Three Seas. Geopolitics of Central and Eastern Europe, US-Russia Confrontation

The vast expanse of Central and Eastern Europe stretching between the Adriatic, Baltic, and Black Seas has turned into a massive zone of serious competition for the US and Russia.   The “Intermarium”  Most observers missed it, but one of the most immediate post-Brexit geopolitical consequences for the EU was the hosting of the first-ever “Three…

The Baltic States Ask the US for a Bigger Military Presence on Their Soil

The Baltic States Ask the US for a Bigger Military Presence on Their Soil

The foreign ministers (FMs) of the Baltic states have wound up their May 16-18 visit to Washington. They asked National Security Adviser John Bolton to reinforce the NATO battalions that have been deployed to their countries with air and naval units. They also want their air-defense capability enhanced. Lithuanian FM Linas Linkevicius emphasized that it’s not just…

Political Aspects of the Joint Russian-Chinese Naval Exercise in the Black Sea

Political Aspects of the Joint Russian-Chinese Naval Exercise in the Black Sea

The join naval exercise that was held by the Russian and Chinese navies at the end of July has undoubtedly become one of the most important events in the modern international politics. Even though the scale of this exercise was significantly smaller that the one conducted by American-Japanese-Indian navies, known as the Malabar, that was…