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
The election of Donald Trump as US president sparked controversy and debate around the world about his suitability to lead the world most powerful country. Trump, with his unconventional and out of protocol actions, has been under intense scrutiny, and judgment, as no other politician has ever been around the world. Actions and presidential decrees, … Continue reading Trump vs The Media: Fake News for Fake Politics
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 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
The Ukrainian protests against government's decision to not sign an EU agreement melted in just few days, but was it really only an internal matter or was just another episode of the saga Putin vs West? It is now clear that was never at stake the interest of the Ukrainian people but political gains and economic benefits … Continue reading Ukraine: Europeanism Utopia and Russia’s Security Paranoia
The recent economic crisis that is affecting the EU and many of its members brought to the news the case of Cyprus. The Island, forced to request a financial bailout, is not only a troubled EU member struggling for its economic survival, but also home to one of the longest unsettled territorial disputes since 1974. … Continue reading Cyprus: Towards a Permanent Partition?
Scotland has announced the holding of an independence referendum in 2014 which, if successful, could add a new state in the already crowded European map. The independence would be a victory for the nationalist parties but a clear defeat for the European dream of integration. This announcement represents the latest in a series of events … Continue reading EU: A fragile screen to mask the impossible