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, […]

Power Struggles inside the EU: Expenditure Policy

Power Struggles inside the EU: Expenditure Policy

For the common people of Europe, the EU budget appears to be full of negative connotations. It is a threatening concept because it indirectly implies a possible loss of sovereignty, fiscal independence and eventually identity of the Member States. This negative perception is the result of the EU not being in the spotlight of domestic […]

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 […]

Common Security and Defence Policy. Actions and perspectives

Common Security and Defence Policy.  Actions and perspectives

Ever since the creation of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) in 1999, security at the global level was critically challenged and the European security mechanism seemed unable to adapt to this situation. In this context, the improvement of the European security system became a priority for the member states. Short history             As […]

Diplomatic relations between USA and Venezuela exacerbate amidst the food shortage problem

Diplomatic relations between USA and Venezuela exacerbate amidst the food shortage problem

Recent articles about Venezuela draw attention to the lack of basic goods in stores. People can hardly find groceries in supermarkets and the situation has gone to such an extent that nervous purchases have generated an unnatural sharp increase in demand. But what is the root cause of this phenomenon and does the United States […]

Arab Spring Anniversary

Arab Spring Anniversary

During the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring we witnessed mass protests and manifestations in the whole MENA region. Now, this spring is closer to a season of discontent  than to an anniversary, after 2 years protesters change their calls but continue the manifestations. Because of the different rates of change in MENA ,  the […]