How economically recoverable are the Arctic energy resources? (Part two)

How economically recoverable are the Arctic energy resources? (Part two)

NOTE: In this second part of the series I will present the factors which energy companies take into consideration when assessing both the “economic recoverability”, as well as the “technical recoverability” of the Arctic resources. Unlike any other region in the world the Arctic is characterized by a larger set of challenges, which make extraction […]

The rationale behind NATO’s reorientation towards Central and Eastern Europe

The rationale behind NATO’s reorientation towards Central and Eastern Europe

The current crisis in Ukraine has offered the opportunity to the “NATO-skeptics” on the one hand to criticize again the Alliance of passivity, on the other hand to renew their convictions towards a weak NATO. The emergence of skepticism was favored by a few years in which the Alliance’s ability to respond, especially during crisis […]

Iran and Saudi’s nuclear dilemma

Iran and Saudi’s nuclear dilemma

Even the majority of the Arabian states greeted the Geneva Accord, behind the curtains, they are distrustful of the real intentions of Teheran. Far, the most visible attitude on this line is the Saudi Arabia`s who sees Iran like the main rival in Persian Gulf region. Beyond the geopolitical interests and the Persian-Arabian or Sunni-Shiite […]

World War II – through the lens of geopolitics and the writings of people – part I, Premises, Pacts and Belligerence

World War II – through the lens of geopolitics and the writings of people – part I, Premises, Pacts and Belligerence

September 1st 1939 – September 2nd  1945, the timeframe between the escalation of tensions, through the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the capitulation of Japan through the signing by Japanese foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu of  the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is arguably the most geopolitically active period in modern history, actively and continuously changing the […]

UNASUR, raise the flame to hold the spirit

UNASUR, raise the flame to hold the spirit

This article was published in Spanish on Equilibrium Global, Argentina. (Collaboration from Argentina by Martín López, Equilibrium Global member). The Venezuelan Alí Rodríguez, acting Secretary General of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR)[i], told reporters about his confidence that the governments of the regional organization can get “very soon” to agree to appoint a […]

Romania: a hybrid between U.S.liberal internationalism and Russian deffensive realism

Romania: a hybrid between U.S.liberal internationalism and Russian deffensive realism

The most influential foreign policy trends in international affairs are basically liberalism and realism. As theoretical concepts, they oppose one another without any doubts. In practice, the differences can sometimes be blurred because both of them consider the use of military practices as a means to a goal and none of them forget about the […]

Gagauzia – The “small rock” that blocks the European development of Moldova

Gagauzia – The “small rock” that blocks the European development of Moldova

Before we discuss about the referendum that took place in Gagauzia on the 2nd of February 2014, we need a better understanding of the global context in which this event took place. If The Republic of Moldova hadn’t taken the road toward The European Union, we wouldn’t have talked about this event, simply because it […]

France, geography and geopolitics

France, geography and geopolitics

Geographically France is a blessed country, factor which partially explains its crucial role in Europe’s history since the founding of the Frankish Kingdom in the Early Middle Ages. It has few to no geographic barriers, characteristic which – with perhaps the exception of Brittany in the north-west – facilitated social cohesion and the realization of […]