The new phase of the Belt and Road Initiative- framed as a threat

The new phase of the Belt and Road Initiative- framed as a threat

Some Western critics project the Belt and Road Initiative and its projects as being “non-transparent”, “undermining EU regulations” and supporting “illiberal regimes in Eastern Europe”. As a result, there has been a move from rhetorical criticism to a “call for action” against Belt and Road projects, such as an appeal for stricter regulations and imposing […]

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates in Bucharest: “With Hodeidah port restored, chances for a political solution are increasing”   by Marcela GANEA   On 13 June, the “Golden Victory” operation began in Yemen after the deadline set by the United Arab Emirates for the Houthis to release Hodeidah port under their control expired. […]

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

The Qatari hostages’ affair may have affected the relations among the Gulf countries

  At the end of April, The Washington Post was writing in detail about the mechanism by which the 25 Qatari hostages, including 9 members of the royal family, kidnapped by gunmen in a desert area in Iraq near the Saudi border in December 2015 during a hunting trip, were released after 17 months, in […]

Sharjah brings together global leaders and communication experts

Sharjah brings together global leaders and communication experts

Effective government communication plays a role in sustainable development The Emirate of Sharjah reminds us that governmental communication mechanisms are part of good geopolitical relations and a first step to solve mankind’s major current problems, collectively denominated as Sustainable Development Goals by the UN: zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, gender equality, clean […]

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 […]

Donald Trump won the elections. Yeah, so?

Donald Trump won the elections. Yeah, so?

As everyone already knows, Donald Trump won the US presidential elections, apparently taking almost everyone by surprise. The victory speech was followed by two things: jokes and an even larger number of apocalyptic scenarios that were spread by various news channels or some so-called foreign policy analysts. Some even predicted a “180 degrees change in […]

Is The United Kingdom essential to the existence of the European Union?

There are only two ways in which the European experiment could end

Is The United Kingdom essential to the existence of the European Union?

Since before the Brexit referendum the issue of a possible dismantling of the European Union was repeatedly raised, especially in the foreign press, in the event that the United Kingdom voted “YES”. It’s an apocalyptic scenario that has a basis in the fact that in some EU Member States, euro-skeptic groups with varying degrees of […]

Chances to curb terrorism through intelligence exchange – a case of thwarted Al Qaeda attack by Yemen authorities

Chances to curb terrorism through intelligence exchange – a case of thwarted Al Qaeda attack by Yemen authorities

What experts on terrorism said on 2nd June during the conference on terrorism in Bucharest turns out to be true: cooperation among states and efficient exchange of intelligence can curb terrorism. On the same day of 2nd June 2016, general Faraj Salmin, commander of Yemen’s Second Military Zone in the east of Yemen, made public […]

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part II

The emergence and evolution of the jihad offers answers to the emergence of radical Islamism – Part II

During his lifetime, the Prophet Muhammad left a number of basic ideas regarding the concept of “jihad”, although he never quite detailed the subject as much as some Muslim scholars and jurists have done after his death. Thus, in the terms of the Prophet Muhammad there were only two types of jihad:   The Major […]

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