Moldavia’s EU Road, the New National Project for Romania

Moldavia’s EU Road, the New National Project for Romania

As a young Romanian child raised and educated between the end of the 90’s and the start of the new millennium, my parents and my school teachers were always telling me and my colleagues that the reunification of Romania and Bessarabia (Republic of Moldova’s original name) is just a question of time and patience. But […]

Geopolitics without territory?

Geopolitics without territory?

At the beginning of the year, there are always plenty of new essays portraying the international scenario of the new year. This fact is very optimistic if it is considered that new previsions are taken into account about the possible course of the world. An adequate international approach implies the elaboration of hypothesis or precise […]

The Elections in Romania from the Romanian perspective. Interview with Adrian Corobana for Equilibrium Global (Argentina)

The Elections in Romania from the Romanian perspective. Interview with Adrian Corobana for Equilibrium Global (Argentina)

This interview was published on Equilibrium Global (Argentina) in Spanish. Here you can read it in English.  Equilibrium Global: The recent elections have a high component of surprise. For the second round of elections, Prime Minister Victor Ponta was the leading candidate to win, but in the end the mayor of Sibiu, Klaus Iohannis, won and he […]

The Chinese geographic “fence”

The Chinese geographic “fence”

Following a long historical experience, beginning with the Persian Empire, the Roman Empire and ending with the British and American Empire, the requirements for becoming a global superpower have gradually become entrenched in the minds of the ruling elites, including in that of China’s. Economic capabilities, political conditions and military strength have their importance of […]

Kemalism, a possible solution to a more peaceful Middle East

Kemalism, a possible solution to a more peaceful Middle East

The end of the first Word War defined another geopolitical route for Turkey and forced by its own security needs – not by foreign compulsion – it integrated a set of Western ideas dubbed “The six arrows” – “republicanism, populism, nationalism, secularism, statism” and “reformism- within the set of traditional values that had been in […]

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 […]