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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The geostrategic context of the South Caucasus and the Black Sea from the point of view of the 2008 war

The geostrategic context of the South Caucasus and the Black Sea from the point of view of the 2008 war

From the point of view of international relations the Caucasus is a “subregional security complex” for Europe, being at the same time coagulated around a zero sum relationship (Armenia and Azerbaijan) to which are added relations of circumstantial cooperation/competition between Armenia and Georgia or Azerbaijan and Georgia. All of these states being consumers of security, […]

Russia’s new geopolitical project

Russia’s new geopolitical project

„Russia is neither East nor West, but something in between, independent and diverse” (Aleksander Dughin, „Fundamentals of geopolitics. Russia’s Geopolitical Future, Volume I”) Vladimir Putin’s third term at the Kremlin brings Russia’s new geopolitical project, stated in his article, „Россия и меняющийся мир” („Russia and the changing world”). Moscow’s foreign policy depends largely on geopolitics […]

Russian Federation – an old tycoon of the new times. Interview with Gabriela Ioniţă (part II)

Russian Federation – an old tycoon of the new times. Interview with Gabriela Ioniţă (part II)

Gabriela Ioniţă, editor of the magazine „Cadran Politic” and specialist in studies about the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States had the kindness to take part in this interview about the internal and external politics of Russia. The second part of the interview argues about the dynamics of the internal politics of Russia […]

The Russian Federation , an old heritage of the new times. Interview with Gabriela Ionita

The Russian Federation , an old heritage of the new times. Interview with Gabriela Ionita

Gabriela Ionita is editor at the Romanian magazine – „Cadran Politic”, and specialist on issues related to the Russian Federation and on the Community of Independent States. Was kind enough to accept an interview to discuss domestic and foreign policies of the Russian State. The first part of the interview relates on the foreign policies […]