Tag: Analysis

Living in Europe / Living - 5 months ago

Conflict in Ukraine and Kosovo are connected

Vladimir Putin claims that defending ethnic Russians justifies army action towards Ukraine. Putin’s concern for Ukraine’s Russian minority is bombastic. His larger international aim is to confront NATO and undermine US leadership to redeem the Russia...

Living in Europe / Living - 5 months ago

Amateur hour for US diplomacy in Albania

On December 11, Sali Berisha, a two-term Prime Minister and President of Albania, was addressing some ten thousand jubilant Democratic Celebration congress members within the Tirana important soccer stadium. The political occasion was a novelty in so...

Living in Europe / Living - 5 months ago

Why China cannot invade Taiwan

China’s current aerial incursion in Taiwan air protection zone and President Xi Jinping’s confrontational remarks re-prompted a debate on whether or not Beijing is capable of conquering Taipei.  The character of this delicate dichotomy nonetheless re...

Living in Europe / Living - 5 months ago

The deep fall of a child prodigy

The shock was nice, and he staged it in his ordinary skilled method. Sebastian Kurz, who at 31 turned Austria’s youngest-ever chancellor, introduced his retirement from political life on December 2. Having already resigned as head of government...

Living in Europe / Living - 5 months ago

Qatar is forging its own path

A quick take a look at a map of the Close to East and North Africa reveals two key information: 1) The area is politically divided into sparsely populated, however geographically monumental nations on one aspect; smaller nations on the opposite, most...

Living in Europe / Living - 6 months ago

Is Lukashenko setting a new trap for Europe?

One can hardly imagine the misery of the refugees on the border between Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. Hundreds of individuals from Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, lots of them Kurds and Yazidis, are tenting in the woods in freezing temperatures with li...

Living in Europe / Living - 6 months ago

Border pains: A set play by Belarus

Determined migrants sandwiched between the Belarussian-Polish border is a nasty quagmire. Additionally it is an impressively manufactured crisis. With threats to each EU and NATO borders on the middle of the state of affairs, an air of hysteria and a...