The Croatian-Slovenian Spat Has Far-Reaching Implications For EU Unity

What might simply be dismissed by many as an inconsequential and petty spat between two former Yugoslav Republics is actually shaping out to be a pivotal event that could determine the future trajectory of EU-Intermarium relations. Slovenia and Croatia are two tiny countries that most Americans can’t locate on a map, though they’re becoming ever …

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The Sun King and The American Friend

So what did Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron really talk about throughout their effusive buddy-buddy Parisian act?This being France, let’s start where things matter: gastronomy. Yes, that dinner at Alain Ducasse’s overpriced Jules Verne restaurant at the Eiffel Tower. Cool window table with a view. Only the principals, along with wives Melania and …

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Made in the West: New Era of Global Famine Thanks to War and Chaos

The famines threatening many parts of the world today have one thing in common: Western aggression and destabilization. In February of this year, the world's first famine in six years was officially declared in South Sudan. A month later, the UN's humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien warned the Security Council that three other countries - Yemen, …

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The Fatal Flaw in Washington’s New Energy Strategy

If the feeling of pity would be worth a damn one would be tempted to feel sorry for the hapless Poles. Now Poland’s leaders have again been seduced, this time by a dangerous Washington stratagem: to try to become the Natural Gas Hub of the EU displacing Germany and pushing Russia out. The Poles seem …

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Challenges for Eurasia: The Irrationality of Global Politics or the “New Rationality”?

In expert circles where problems are discussed about the global development, increasingly slips in an opinion about the irrational and illogical behaviour of the major players in global politics and economics, which, as it seems to many, despite the rules of economic activities, seemed classic and immutable. Over-the-Top Irrationality Of course, in relations with Russia …

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The Beginning of the ‘US-China Dialogue’ in a New Format

On June 21-23 this year, the first U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue (D&SD) was held in Washington. This kind of a ‘dialogues’ between the two leading world powers at the ministerial level began to be held (alternately in the territories of the two partners) in the second half of the last decade, and since 2009, …

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Revisiting the Crisis of Western European Civilization

Of late, political scientists from the US and Western European countries have begun more frequently writing on the crisis of the West. Indeed, the confusion that now reigns in Washington, the discord in the European Union, and the growing tug-of-war between Washington and the European capitals all but lead to the one conclusion that western …

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Trump and the American Decline

President Trump’s ignorant, oafish and crude foreign policy style rivets our attention, arouses our indignation. But the drama of the diplomatic mayhem he wreaks while traveling abroad also distracts from recognizing more serious underlying problems of U.S. policy — deep negative trends that predate Trump. Focusing on Trump’s latest crude pronouncements encourages the soothing belief …

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