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 […]

An optimal economic development vision for Romania must have people at its core

An optimal economic development vision for Romania must have people at its core

Recently, the World Bank has carried out a series of studies focusing on Romania’s sustainable and inclusive regional development. These analyses were completed within the framework of a technical assistance project for the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration. One of these studies focuses on the drivers of economic growth and, specifically, on what […]

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, […]

The Ukrainian crisis from a Romanian perspective. Interview with Adrian Corobană

The Ukrainian crisis from a Romanian perspective. Interview with Adrian Corobană

Adrian Corobană is the President of The Romanian Association of Strategic Analysis, Geopolitical Analysis and International Relations (ASAGRI).  This interview was published on Equilibrium Global (Argentina) in Spanish. Here you can read it in english.  Equilibrium Global: When the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, refused to sign the “Eastern Partnership” with the European Union on […]

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, […]

China’s new ADIZ: a stronger shield makes neighbors angry

China’s new ADIZ: a stronger shield makes neighbors angry

The tense relations between China and Japan are well-known nowadays. However, last month animosities increased when China expanded its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), overlapping the ADIZ of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. In addition, the new ADIZ encompasses the long disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands in the East China Sea and as if all this was […]

An interfaced geopolitical approach to ”The Age of the Arctic”

An interfaced geopolitical approach to ”The Age of the Arctic”

The following paper discuss the importance of the Artic region as an emergent subject in geopolitical matters. One cannot assess the full impact and stakes of these topic, until he dwells with  the understanding of past interactions and present trends. The future projection remains hard to predict even for experts.                 Nationhood, Foreign Policy and […]