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  • Is the G20 the Real Security Council?

    Is the G20 the real Security Council? Over the past two days the heads of state and government of the G20 (Group of Twenty) top world economies met in Hangzhou in China to discuss a whole host of weighty topics. It is certainly interesting how the G20 seems to be steadily eclipsing both the Western-weighted

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  • Decline and Fall 2016?

    “In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security.  They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom.  When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased

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  • Unlearned lessons of history

    Rewriting history Today the process of rewriting history is gaining momentum. Washington succeeded so well in the substitution of factual evidence and perception thereof by people, that the whole world repeated the mantra after them, indeed that the USA had saved the planet from the brownshirted plague. Then, Russia carried out the 60th Victory Day

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  • Europe’s Leaders are Europe’s Greatest Weakness

    Europe’s leaders are Europe’s greatest weakness. Stockholm is a beautiful city, both solid and enticing in equal measure as it cavorts between land, sea, and sky. And yet behind the façade of Swedish steadiness worry lurks. So much so that Sweden is quietly resurrecting its old Total Defence Concept as it becomes ever clearer that

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  • Integrating China’s New Silk Road and the Eurasian Economic Union

    In a recent article Russia’s reputed periodical Expert Online suggests China is pushing Russia to link its Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) project with China’s plans for the New Silk Road — a transcontinental network of railroads and highways allowing direct transit of China’s exports to the European Union. The article draws a picture of Russia’s

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  • Repairing the Policy-Making Processes of the United States: The First Step in Improving Its Defense

    Former US Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Robert Gates explained on the January 21, 2016 Business Insider website that our military’s biggest weakness is sequestration, compounded by unpredictability in the budgeting process. Adequate and predictable funding is absolutely necessary for a successful US military. However, the US has suffered humiliating failures in Vietnam, Afghanistan, and

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  • Paris Bombing (13 November 2015) and Western “Terrorism” Policy

    The bombing that took place in Paris with many casualties was a human tragedy and a political disaster for Western anti-terrorism policy. A day before ISIS suicide bombers in Paris, the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon demonstrated the ease with which jihadists fighting against the Assad regime are able to operate. In both cases the jihadist

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  • What the T-14 can tell NATO about a resurgent Russia

    What the T-14 can tell NATO about a resurgent Russia The piece of advice Bismark accorded to the new German general staff after unification in 1871, “Russia is never as strong as she looks, or as weak”, in many respects has never been truer. Open diplomatic hostility with the West and massive cross-cutting sanctions since

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  • Interview with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emre Iseri on Energy Security

    Considering Turkey’s 2023 vision and energy policy objectives, what are the potential challenges that Turkey faces?  Do you think that Turkey is pursuing a sustainable energy policy? As a country with growing imported energy demand, which is around 70-75% at the moment, Turkey aims to reach sustainable energy future by increasing the share of local

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