The Quirinal Treaty, concluded by France and Italy, as well as the government project of the next German chancellor, Olaf Schotz, are incompatible with the history of the European Union. Paris and Berlin have just taken concrete steps that can only lead to the inevitable dissolution of the European Union.
‘The Others’ Alliances
To oppose the Zangezur Corridor is to oppose China and Russia’s multipolar vision. It also suggests that one has fallen for self-interested forces’ fake news campaigns against this multilaterally beneficial project. The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) has the chance to breathe new life into this unperforming but nevertheless immensely promising […]
The visit of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Moscow on November 19 at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin resulted in a joint statement on information technology and a slew of documents on trade and economic cooperation but its strategic significance cannot be lost on the regional capitals. Putin’s talks […]
US ambassador Jeffrey Feltman is overseeing the extension of the Cebrowski doctrine to the Horn of Africa. After setting Sudan on fire, he is now targeting Ethiopia and sanctioning Eritrea. The Tigrayans (an Ethiopian people) are unknowingly serving Washington’s strategy against both these states and the African Union.
It looked like something of an ambush, but a coterie of Australian journalists had their man where they wanted him. Between sessions at the G20 Summit in Rome, and French President Emmanuel Macron found himself blunter than usual. The sundering of the relationship between Australia and France over the new […]
The United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan has dented the credibility of the trans-Atlantic relationship and dealt a body blow to the NATO. These developments add to the already existing frustration in Washington that the European allies disfavour its confrontational Indo-Pacific Strategy. Europe regards China as an economic competitor and […]
Simply denouncing them but declining to take any tangible action would have made President Erdogan look weak in everyone’s eyes unless they recanted their joint statement and apologized. He couldn’t afford to do that even though he must also have expected that Western pressure against him personally and his country […]
Observers should continue paying close attention to Poland and the 3SI that it hopes to continue leading. This collection of countries has impressive potential even if it could be manipulated for regionally divisive ends. It deserves to be taken seriously and not dismissed. Are The Three Seas Rising Or Receding? […]
In September 2021, the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Poland published a report entitled “Three Seas Initiative and the Opportunities for Global Britain”. He and the report’s three coauthors are British citizens of Polish descent who lobby for cooperation between the two countries. The group’s chair, MP Daniel […]
France’s Mediterranean rival Turkey poses a much more comprehensive threat to the Western European Great Power’s interests in “Françafrique” than Russia would ever be capable of doing. The increasingly intense French-Russian competition in Africa, especially most recently over Mali, has raised questions about whether Paris should even be seeking to […]
What is absolutely certain about the visit by the US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to Saudi Arabia and his meeting with the powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday, is that it couldn’t have been for extending an invitation to the Summit for Democracy that President Joe Biden […]
Instead of letting their competition counterproductively spiral out of control like some ill-intended third parties hope to have happen in order to divide and rule them both, Russia and Turkey wisely realized over the years that it’s much better for their leaders to discuss their differences with a view towards […]