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, […]

Global Risks 2013 – Global governance failure, pandemics and discovery of alien life

Global Risks 2013 – Global governance failure, pandemics and discovery of alien life

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization that claims it is committed to improving the state of the world. As an effort to succeed in its mission, the WEF publishes regularly a series of reports concerning global issues. In the beginning of January 2013 the World Economic Forum published a report entitled Global […]

Why has the unsuccessful Doha round resulted in bilateral and inter-regional FTAs and what are the consequences for global trade?

Why has the unsuccessful Doha round resulted in bilateral and inter-regional FTAs and what are the consequences for global trade?

The Doha Development Agenda is the ninth WTO multilateral trade round of negotiations launched in Doha, Qatar in November 2001 that was to be concluded by early 2005. Some of the main points on the agenda were reduction of barriers in the services sector, environmental issues, and freer trade in agricultural goods. Moreover, Doha was […]

TOP 5 Interesting geopolitical analysis of 2012

TOP 5 Interesting geopolitical analysis of 2012

From our geopolitical analysis, we selected 5, which we considered them to be the most interesting. You can read them by clicking on their headline.   Number 5  Puerto Rico. A possible remodeling of Western Hemisphere geopolitics.  The United States of America has a new President in the person of former American President and the […]

Polarity vs. Legality

Polarity vs. Legality

Although there are many qualified opinions according to which the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was illegal because it was based on the desire to change the Iraqi regime and because it started in the absence of a clear UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution authorizing it, the UN, the only international organization that could decide […]

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 […]

Puerto Rico. A possible remodeling of Western Hemisphere geopolitics.

Puerto Rico. A possible remodeling of Western Hemisphere geopolitics.

This article was translated by Robert Chirita from Geopolitics.ro (Romanian) The United States of America has a new President in the person of former American President and the first African-American President in the history of the republic, Barack H. Obama II. The elections have shown, in a surprising way for some, the fact that despite […]

America’s National Security Strategy

America’s National Security Strategy

The article will analyze America’s current National Security Strategy (NSS 2010) from the point of view of neorealism, seeking to show the way in which the document confirms neorealism’s theoretical expectations. This attempt may seem problematic considering the apparent incompatibility between the centrality of systemic analysis in neorealism and the fact that the article will […]