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Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks a fourth term in Germany: now “Mutti” of the free world?

Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks a fourth term in Germany: now “Mutti” of the free world?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel put an end to months of speculation about her political future by saying she would seek a fourth term in next year’s federal elections.  Germany have…

Turkey threatened to walk away from the migration deal.

Turkey threatened to walk away from the migration deal.

Turkey has threatened to walk away from the migration deal agreed in March with the EU, if Turks are not granted visa-free travel to the bloc, while a crackdown by…

Putin endeavors to erect barriers to adversaries and buffer zones in The Balkans.

Putin endeavors to erect barriers to adversaries and buffer zones in The Balkans.

In regard to protecting Russian interests in the Balkans, Russian President Vladimir Putin opts for similar covert operations techniques used by Great Britan during the early 1950s, behind the Iron Curtain.…

Germany back in the Baltic Sea.

Germany back in the Baltic Sea.

November 8th, 2016.- The main game changer for Germany’s relations with Russia was the Russian occupation and annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the war in eastern Ukraine. While Russia’s…

The Geopolitics of Mediterranean Security in the Post–Arab Spring.

The Geopolitics of Mediterranean Security in the Post–Arab Spring.

This paper examines contrasting views on the geopolitical effects of the post–Arab Spring. Assessing Middle Eastern, U.S., and European perspectives on transnational security issues includes those threats that directly influence…

Analysis: NATO after Warsaw Summit

Analysis: NATO after Warsaw Summit

NATO shows it still knows how to deliver by instituting adaptation and assurance measures after the Wales and Warsaw Summits. “A refreshed alliance for troubled times,”read the headline of one of…

Putin´s aggression against Europe.

Putin´s aggression against Europe.

President Putin’s government’s actions over the past few years have left Russia largely isolated from majority of the rest of the world; certainly from Europe and the U.S. Annexing Crimea…

In search of European Union´s role in Syrian war.

In search of European Union´s role in Syrian war.

The Syrian war has left the European Union EU in a second-tier position among international actors. The violent policies of the Syrian regime, Russia’s show of force, Turkey’s ambivalent policy…

Erdogan used the failed military coup to give his own coup and to consolidate power.

Erdogan used the failed military coup to give his own coup and to consolidate power.

The Turkish government has removed 2,745 judges from duty in the wake of a failed military coup in which over 161 people were killed. The decision followed an emergency meeting of…

Belarussian President A. Lukashenko trying to loosen ties with Moscow.

Belarussian President A. Lukashenko trying to loosen ties with Moscow.

When Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea region, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko began trying to loosen his close ties with Moscow, fearing his country would be the next target. Two years on,…