Last April a relatively small European country – Armenia delivered a great lesson for all developing democracies how to stand up for its values. Citizens of this ex-soviet republic did not want to be fooled again and all united around one opposition leader – Nikol Pashinyan. This happened after the former president – Serzh Sargsyan … Continue reading Lessons from Armenia: power and people
Relationship between the United States and Iran in the past decades was complicated. One of the reasons was Iranian nuclear program, however the historic deal which was concluded in 2015 might get cancelled. In this article we will analyze this agreement in a broader scope.
The passing year was by far one of the most turbulent one in international politics. While millions of people around the world are busy with buying Christmas gifts, making plans for the New Year`s Eve, politicians are speeding up their deals which shall be closed by the year-end. One of these examples is the amendment … Continue reading Weekly Brief: events that will change the world in 2018
Syria is in ruins. Millions of people are displaced due to the ongoing war. Thousands are dead. However Bashar Al Assad remained in power. According to the latest news the army of the IS was defeated and the governmental army took over a great part of the country. This week, the Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading Weekly brief: Brexit talks and the decision of Vladimir Putin
The latest development in the Middle East alarm the general public and especially the growing tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia complicate the situation. Our contributor Vanand Meliksetian presents his view on happenings in Saudi Arabia.
Our contributor -Marcel A. Thomkins - elaborates how Syria was divided by the war and which countries and powers might be governing in this country.
The current regime in Venezuela is close to its collapse as the tensions in the streets of Caracas are more intensified and the budget is shrinking. The "zero hour" is near?
These days the amount of reports on alleged Russian interference in Western democracies would suggest that Moscow is focused on digital warfare. Together with boots on the ground in Ukraine and Syria, Russians seem to be back on the international arena in full force since its demise after the breakup of the Soviet Union in … Continue reading Energy Politics in the Heart of Europe
Donald Trump continues creating his own foreign affairs policy, which is mainly based on dismantling the achievements of the previous government. Last week was revised the "Cuba policy", but what has changed?
Last week Panama recognized One China policy and broke its ties with Taiwan. This strategic move has a strong economic background, however it is also a puzzle in the big geopolitical game.