Europe

On German Tranquility and Missionary Zeal

53332Germans love their tranquility. I can attest to that having lived in the land of Oom-pah where wine and beer fests churn up robotic glee and civic togetherness. And the election charade for Angela Merkel’s fourth term is a good…

Merkel Fourth Term Goes Unquestioned

64424As Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel issue a joint declaration condemning North Korea for its nuclear tests, let me point out that the former is accused of being an autocratic ruler who is reelected under questionable circumstances…

Greece, the Chinese Bridgehead in Europe

7764 Journal NEO CollageAs is well known, the Hellenic Republic is a member of the European Union (EU), but is not among its economic and political leaders. The periodic disagreements between the Greek authorities and the EU leadership sometimes compel…

South China Sea: the UK Intervenes On Its Kne...

7654444Whichever side of the Brexit debate you are on, things don’t look too good at the moment. Those who voted Leave are seeing the pound fall sharply, jobs disappearing, no trade deals with other countries and the huge amount of work…

Will a Fourth Merkel Term End the EU?

342231231In the runup to Germany’s election Angela Merkel seems to think a strategy of big, bold, and bossy will win election day for her. News she is bent on blocking Turkey’s EU bid personally, and Brussels adopting her “educate the peons”…

France’s Controversial New President

342342342French voters accuse Emanuel Macron of a plethora of crimes ranging from spending tax payer euros on make-up and ordering extra large frames for the official portraits that hang in government offices all over the country. But biting…

The United Slaveholding Kingdom of Great Brit...

67345333It would come as no surprise to most readers that slavery has been officially outlawed in pretty much every country of this world. This cruel practice was condemned by the League…

Germany’s Ostpolitik in the Modern Era

6734543534534When Willy Brandt became Chancellor of the German Federal Republic in 1969 he implemented a policy of rapprochement with the East, including not only the then German Democratic Republic, but all East European countries then under…

Turkey, Russia and Interesting New Balkan Geo...

1331The geopolitical template of the entire European Union is undergoing one of its most profound changes since the collapse of the Soviet Union more than twenty-five years ago. At the June 30 meeting in Ankara of the Turkish…

Supposedly anti-Russian Sanctions Made Europe...

4221The US lawmakers have recently voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill increasing sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, establishing veto-proof majorities for the measure that also allows Congress to block President…

Can the New Political Low in the UK be Matche...

74452342342A year on from the Brexit referendum Britain feels like it is in shambles. It’s been noted that the extensive and outright visible damage has been done to its domestic politics, as the Conservative Party has been in turmoil for…

US Hydrocarbon Racketeering Turns into an Exp...

8546435445We’ve already touched upon the hydrocarbon racketeering strategies adopted by the Trump administration in a bid to…


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