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. 

Rico__1__550752471The 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 the failure to reform the American state Obama defeated his Republican contender. Apparently, Obama winning the elections can be seen from other points of view too, such as that of the European Union, the Russian Federation and China, which at the time supported, more or less overtly, Obama’s possible re-election. On the other hand, we can also talk about a second point of view, that of Israel and of what the American school of geopolitics calls the Middle East.

Number 4

America’s National Security Strategy

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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 focus on the national security strategy of a unit of the international system.

Number 3

The Grand Chessboard or the Emergence of Iran as a nuclear threat

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Hypothesis: Due to the fact that Washington considers Iran to be nuclear armed, what gravity might have the US’ word in the region after it has been wrong in the case of Iraq? Iran-perceived as a powermaximizer from the realist point of view

In the subsequent section would be outlined the reasons for perceiving Iran as a nuclear threat and the measures that consider to be taken by other actors, especially U.S.A, for preventing the use of nuclear capability and military assets for offensive purposes. We also formulate the arguments that sustain the military attack on Iran`s nuclear program or the diplomatic and financial sanctions, and the arguments that consider that a military strike would stimulate Iran`s uranium enrichment.

Number 2

Polarity vs. Legality

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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 what represents an infringement of its Charter and the measures required in reaction to that infringement, did not declare the war illegal.

On the contrary, through UNSC resolution 1483 (adopted on May 22, 2003) the UN encouraged other member states to contribute personnel, equipment and other resources to the stability operations conducted under the authority of the occupation forces in Iraq and expressed support for the creation of an interim Iraqi government that would replace the former government changed through external military intervention.

Number 1

The anti-missile shield – a neorealist approach to its geopolitical implications

scut_antiracheta_664776097The deal between Romania and the US announced on the 3rd of May, 2011, and especially the agreement signed by both parties on September 13th, 2011, saying that Romania will be hosting an element of the American anti-missile shield has sprung some lively debates on the continent’s strategic and military balance.

Although the idea for the anti-missile shield project is not a new one, it has become one of the Bush administration priorities following the year of 2001.

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