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 […]

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 […]

Separatism in Europe – Belgium

Separatism in Europe – Belgium

Belgium is one of the most developed western European countries, which has played and still plays an important role in the evolution of the European Union. It was one of the founding members of the EU and its capital, Brussels, hosts the headquarters of EU and NATO institutions. It may seem curious that in this very […]

Libya – the Iraq of France

Libya – the Iraq of France

The revolution in Libya is one of the most violent events in the entire Arab world so far. It has become a civil war with an important stake … oil. So far, Libya is just another state that has been struck by the powerful movements in the Islamic region. There are more than three weeks […]