The Catalan/Kurdish Secessionist Attempts: the spectre of the US backed Kosovan UDI

"A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of ....secessionism". In the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, is not communism that is spreading across Europe (and the world), but the spectre of secessionism or, to be more precise, of unilateral declaration of independence (UDI). Like the Rhodesian example, it is the US sponsored Kosovan UDI that … Continue reading The Catalan/Kurdish Secessionist Attempts: the spectre of the US backed Kosovan UDI

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Erdogan’s Turkish Delights

There is only one president being capable to be at the same time offensive, out of line and arrogant, as well as needed and constantly courted. No, it is not Putin, as he has followers and admirers, but the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Nationwide protests against his policies in May 2013, led to police crackdown … Continue reading Erdogan’s Turkish Delights

Here We Go Again: Syrian Deja Vu

The recent escalation in Syria, with the US attacking for the first time directly the Syrian territory, has taken many by surprise and confusion. To some commentators, is the sign of the unpredictability of Donald Trump, for others the continuous with a policy always directed to the change of regimes, for others more is the … Continue reading Here We Go Again: Syrian Deja Vu

Syriza’s Victory: Change Ahead for European Politics.

The victory of Syriza and of its leader Alexis Tsipras has an important significance well beyond Greece and the EU legacy. For the first time in decades a real left-wing party is in government, signaling a change in European politics that is going to have repercussions in other EU member states. The reasons of its growth … Continue reading Syriza’s Victory: Change Ahead for European Politics.

Maths is not an opinion: Ob : Ne = Pu : Ua

Politics is a science and often is described as an art, but generally cannot escape the harsh and crude judgement that reality and history, through facts, expose in front of us. We can debate on how we arrive to certain conclusions and how a fact unfolded, but that will not change the fact itself in … Continue reading Maths is not an opinion: Ob : Ne = Pu : Ua

The Ukrainian Crisis: When Moscow plays in being the West

The Ukrainian crisis, as we have seen already, has a domestic and an international dimension, both being the reason of the unrest and probably of its solution. While western and eastern Ukraine uses nationalism and ethnic factors to justify their struggle, the West and Russia act in a common ground of a “fake paternalism” that … Continue reading The Ukrainian Crisis: When Moscow plays in being the West

Ukraine Crisis: A Western crash test dummy against a Russian wall

Ukraine is fighting for its unity, and most likely survival, but whether the current military action is an anti-terror operation or a war, a fact is clear: Ukraine is heading towards disaster unless a diplomatic and peaceful solution will be found. The problem for Ukraine is that the new Kiev government and the Eastern rebellious … Continue reading Ukraine Crisis: A Western crash test dummy against a Russian wall