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Despre România și Rusia, cu pragmatism

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  • 5 October 2016

Abordarea relației româno – ruse se face diferit, în funcție de locul de unde se face analiza. Pentru un sud-american detașarea este mai ușor de realizat, dar pentru un polonez, ungur, ceh, slovac sau ucrainean obiectivitatea are un grad mai redus. Evident, o doză de sentiment este și mai lesne de detectat dacă analistul este român sau rus. Sentimentele omenești nu trebuie să acopere însă precum un nor soarele lucidității și al pragmatismului. Relațiile dintre state – alături de relațiile dintr

A Pragmatic Approach to Romania-Russia Relations

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  • 6 October 2016

The approach of the relations between Romania and Russia is carried out differently, according to the place where the analysis is performed. For a South American, detachment comes easier, but Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovakian or Ukrainian citizens cannot be equally objective. Obviously, a degree of sentiment is even easier to detect if the analyst is Romanian or Russian. However, human feelings must not eclipse the glow of lucidity and pragmatism. Every day, interstate relations, together wit

О Румынии и России, с прагматизмом

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  • 6 October 2016

Румыно-российские отношения можно рассматривать по-разному, в зависимости от того, где делается анализ. Южноамериканцу легче это сделать более беспристрастно. А поляк, венгр, словак или украинец будут менее объективными. Очевидно, что присутствуют больше эмоций, если аналитики являются румынами или русскими. Человеческие чувства не должны затмевать, как облако солнце, здравый смысл и прагматизм. Государства в своих каждодневных отношениях, как и народы, более трезвые и расчетливые, и не руковод

Who is Ksenia Sobchak?

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  • 30 December 2017

An unlikely presidential candidate, in 2017 socialite and TV personality, Ksenia Sobchak, announced her intention to run in the Russian Presidential Election 2018. She claimed this would be an ‘against all’[1] bid for the presidency. Ksenia Sobchak will be the first woman to run for the Russian presidency in fourteen years. This move was greeted with cynicism and intrigue in Russia and the West alike. So who is the woman labelled ‘Russia’s Paris Hilton’? Sobchak (36) was born in St. Petersbur

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How The Russian Presidential Election Works

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  • 27 December 2017

Since 2008, Russian presidents are directly elected to a six-year term and are limited to serving a maximum of two. The Russian president is elected in a two round system. The first round (March 18) features all registered candidates on the ballot. If no candidate reaches a majority of votes, the second round takes place three weeks later and is a run-off between the two candidates with the highest vote. Political parties with representation in the Duma (Russian parliament) are free to nominat

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Russia: Four Things to Watch in 2018

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  • 22 December 2017

1. Putin's Probable Re-election The 2018 presidential election is not so much about who will win, but who will later succeed Putin. According to the Russian constitution, Putin has one six-year term remaining. By the end of this term (2024), he will be in his 70s. There appears no obvious successor emerging in the background. However, Putin himself was never expected to succeed Boris Yeltsin. This has led many commentators to suspect that someone relatively unknown, loyal and stable will emer

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What Can Democrats Learn From Alabama’s Doug Jones?

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  • 30 November 2017

In ordinary circumstances, Doug Jones would already be preparing to move to Washington DC. The former prosecutor famous for convicting KKK members for a church bombing is up against gay bashing, God and gun lovin’, twice kicked out of elected office, Judge Roy Moore. A man who has eight accusers of sexual assault, all of whom were underage at the time of the allegations. Yet, if one looks at all the recent polls, they show a tight race. If the two candidates aren’t neck and neck, one or the oth

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Azerbaidjanul, petrolul și românii

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  • 7 October 2016

Întotdeauna, statele sunt nevoite să își apere poziția pe marea tablă a geopoliticii, uitându-se cu grijă la vecini, dar și la puterile regionale. Această regulă presupune nu doar poziția ofensivă, ci și valorificare atuurilor, astfel încât să devină piese care contează pe „câmpul de analiză”, iar nu elemente neglijabile, care sunt măturate dintr-o dată de cei ce au suficientă putere să mânuiască piesele. Caucazul, ca regiune geopolitică, nu face nici ea excepție, deoarece acolo actorii sunt fo

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1025 de ani de ortodoxie la Nipru și Volga

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  • 7 October 2016

De curând s-a sărbătorit un eveniment istoric, care a avut anumite consecințe pe scena politicii regionale: 1025 de la momentul în care prințul Vladimir al Kievului a dat ordin ca întreaga populație a statului pe care îl conducea să se boteze în rit ortodox. Operațiunea a reușit cumva, deși o lungă perioadă au coexistat și credințele păgâne în anumiți zei ai pădurii, ceea ce nu este surprinzător, deoarece nu se poate realiza în mod direct convertirea unui popor întreg la o credință, prin simplu

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Coreea: calcule și efecte

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  • 17 September 2017

Pe 9 martie 2017 scriam despre criza din peninsula Coreea câteva opinii  http://adevarul.ro/international/in-lume/coreea-nord-ecuatia-geopolitica-scurt-issim-1_58c122ad5ab6550cb82913f9/index.html , iar ultimul paragraf era acesta: „Contextul personal al liderului nord-coreean face să fie astăzi mai probabilă o criză acută aici, decât în altă parte, prin relevanţa armamentului ce ar fi folosit, precum şi a ţărilor implicate. Iar dacă o astfel de predicţie se va împlini în acest an, înseamnă că ne

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The Left’s Elusive Message: Old hats are still old, the Anglo-American case (part II)

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  • 12 September 2017

The phrase ‘old hat’, as one would expect, means something that is tediously familiar or outdated. Yet, walking through Shoreditch or Brooklyn, old hats seem stylish. What the owners of such hats probably aren’t willing to admit is that they paid around five times what the original owner did. This could be a metaphor for the political climate in the US and UK today. Last week I wrote about who the left in British and American politics isn’t talking to. Short answer, white people, long answer, t

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The Left’s Elusive Voters: The Anglo – American Case

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  • 3 September 2017

Anyone paying attention to the US Senate race in 2018 will know the Democrats have a huge problem on their hands; most seats up for reelection are not just held by Democrat incumbents, they are in states that Donald Trump carried by large margins. Across the pond this summer, those paying attention (who are not die hard Jeremy Corbyn fans) can also point to why Labour lost; they didn’t talk to the middle classes or what I sentimentally refer to as ‘pub dads’. In 2015, Labour suffered its worst

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