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 […]

Why are future negotiations with Iran regarding its nuclear military program compromised?

For two simple reasons: 1. Iran has already agreed in November 2013 with a series of provisions that basically prevents the creation of a nuclear device, so any further concessions in this regard must be made in exchange for concessions on key issues for Tehran. 2 .Leaving aside the Iranian, Israeli or American rhetoric, Tehran […]

The importance of Hollande’s visit in the United States

The importance of Hollande’s visit in the United States

This article was published on Adevarul.ro, one of the most read newspapers from Romania.  On February the 11th, an official meeting between French President Francois Hollande and U.S. President Barrack Obama was held. During the discussion several important topics were touched, such as Syria or Iran, but even so the meeting has little geopolitical relevance, […]

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – a brief geopolitical analysis

Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan – a brief geopolitical analysis

The Caucasus, a relatively small region, but one which throughout history was one of the most disputed. Its strategic geographical position and mountainous configuration have prevented the formation of sustainable and durable entities and facilitated invasions from all geographical directions. Whether they were the Assyrians, the Romans, Byzantines, Persians, the Greeks, Ottomans or the Russians, […]