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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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