Being a “swing state” may have tactical advantages but when life gets tough and the tough gets going, there could be consequences. Turkey once faced such a moment of truth a hundred years ago. It faces a similar predicament today. At a meeting on Thursday in Ankara with the European […]
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Russia and China have just written to the United States asking it to respect the United Nations Charter and the word it has given. This approach, devoid of any aggressiveness, calls into question not only the functioning of the UN, NATO and the European Union, but almost all the US advances since the dissolution of the USSR. It is obviously unacceptable to Washington. But the US hyper-power is not what it used to be. It will have to begin its withdrawal.
Coupled with the continued global economic uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the result is that the EU will continue suffering from high prices and unreliable supplies so long as it refuses to pragmatically reach long-term supply agreements with Russia. President Putin recently expressed exasperation at the counterproductive policies being pushed by the […]
Blood-red. But that’s a banned fact. (It will be documented in what follows.) Here are the announced values (the “Guiding Principles”) of the European Green Party: “Environmental Responsibility” “Freedom through Self-Determination” “Extending Justice” “Diversity, an Indispensable Condition” “Non-Violence” “To sum it up, Sustainable Development” This “Charter of the European Greens” […]
Some of NATO’s EU members will lobby for their anti-Russian ‘deep state’ patron’s interests, but it’ll all come down to whatever the Biden Administration decides to do regarding the Kremlin’s ‘security equation’ proposal because America’s allies will be compelled to follow its lead since Russia was correct in describing them […]
It’s not the sort of thing you encounter regularly. A member of a government cabinet, responsible for arguably one of the country’s most important portfolios, found both wanting and culpable for their actions after leaving their post. But this is what former Danish immigration minister Inger Støjberg found when she […]
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.
36. One Hundred Days of Solitude As the Taliban completes its first hundred days in power, the Western powers are groping for a face-saving formula to engage with the authorities in Kabul with some modicum of dignity. The European Union is taking the lead role here. The European countries have […]
The Polish government has an obligation to defend its people from illegal immigration, just as all governments across the world do. People shouldn’t be collectively punished and their suffering become the subject of schadenfreude for others simply because one might dislike the policies that their government carries out in their […]
In the years ahead, Ukraine will be the geopolitical black hole of Europe, which will only serve to strengthen the American position in the negotiations with Russia. The final phase of the geopolitical reorganization of the world has begun, in which, unfortunately, nothing but painful cuts, birth pangs and extreme […]
Although both sides are acting like they’ve moved on after last week’s events, their strategists know better than to naively think that everything will go back to how it was before those 10 ambassadors issued their joint statement. Most observers were surprised by Monday’s diplomatic de-escalation between Turkey and the […]
Should EU law be imposed upon Member States in contravention of their constitutions, then the bloc risks creating a dangerous precedent that would lead to the erasure of state sovereignty and the accelerated creation of a centrally managed entity divorced from the democratic control of the same people that it […]