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 […]

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At present, the global governance system suffers from a chronic disease: it is outdated, overwhelmed by the rapid changes happening in the international environment.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 […]

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 […]

So, what about Syria?

So, what about Syria?

In the beginning, the Arab Spring was a game of chess. All of the pieces were on the chessboard when Bouazizi made his first move in Tunisia two years ago. At the dawn of each revolution there were many hopes at stake, because those involved believed that their life will be different at the end […]

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, […]