Cooperation in Europe

Cooperation in Europe

The following study is about the current state of affairs in Europe which is characterized by  lack of conflict and successful political-economic cooperation. This case is puzzling and unique since most of the European history, especially after the birth of the modern state, has been shaped by violence and short-term,  unstable alliances that served only […]

World War II – through the lens of geopolitics and the writings of people – part I, Premises, Pacts and Belligerence

World War II – through the lens of geopolitics and the writings of people – part I, Premises, Pacts and Belligerence

September 1st 1939 – September 2nd  1945, the timeframe between the escalation of tensions, through the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the capitulation of Japan through the signing by Japanese foreign minister Mamoru Shigemitsu of  the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is arguably the most geopolitically active period in modern history, actively and continuously changing the […]

Romania: a hybrid between U.S.liberal internationalism and Russian deffensive realism

Romania: a hybrid between U.S.liberal internationalism and Russian deffensive realism

The most influential foreign policy trends in international affairs are basically liberalism and realism. As theoretical concepts, they oppose one another without any doubts. In practice, the differences can sometimes be blurred because both of them consider the use of military practices as a means to a goal and none of them forget about the […]

Environmental Warfare– Changing the Balance of Geopolitics

Environmental Warfare– Changing the Balance of Geopolitics

The notion of environmental warfare – past and present Environmental warfare can be roughly defined as the conscious and intended modification of geophysical events in order to achieve tactical advantage in the battle space. The geophysical attributes that are intended in the definition can be classified in weather phenomenon, tectonic dynamics and oceanic dynamics. The […]

Threat theory – a geopolitical vista

Threat theory – a geopolitical vista

The concept of threat Above the slightly megalomaniac self proclamation of the Anthropocene era, the human individual constituent of the species is trapped in a fortress of Darwinism and its constant battle for survival and perpetual quest for perennity. Evolution represents competition. Competition is by nature at least dual if not, predominately, multipolar. So, if […]

International Organizations in Crisis

International Organizations in Crisis

At present, the global governance system suffers from a chronic disease: it is outdated, overwhelmed by the rapid changes happening in the international environment. Periodically, new issues are identified and labeled as “challenges” or “threats” to the global peace and security. Some of them are real; others are just perceived as such, or intentionally taken […]

The geopolitics of chaos

The geopolitics of chaos

Translated by Ana Maria Miu Lately the world has been in an extreme state of tension caused by an old concern: the development of nuclearprograms by so called “dangerous states”. After the United States used this phrase in 2003 as an argument to invade Iraq and establish a democracy in this country, it was Iran’s turn to make the American’s list. […]