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 […]

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 […]