Turkey’s admittance into the EU: will it ever happen?

What could convince Brussels to accept Ankara as a member of the club?

Posted by , 12th March 2009

maclimanerdogan.jpgLearn why Turkey could finally enter the European Union in 2013. What role with the oil coming from the Caspian Sea and Russia play?

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The conflict in Afghanistan: Obama’s dangerous war

How to avoid making the mistake the Soviet Union did

Posted by , 5th March 2009

talibanfighters.jpgUnderstand why the war in Afghanistan could turn into an authentic nightmare for Barack Obama, unless he gets commitments from regional powers like Iran, Pakistan and India, aside from Russia, China and the EU.


The truths and lies about the gas conflict

Why Moscow will introduce a new energy policy

Posted by , 22nd January 2009

gazpromucrania.jpgLearn about the effective short, medium and long term solutions that would allow the EU to avoid having to deal with a lack of gas during future winters. For the time being, the problem between Russia and the Ukraine is far from having been definitively and satisfactorily resolved.


How to improve the results of the operations in Afghanistan

Concrete solutions to the security and defense challenges in Central Asia

Posted by , 11th December 2008

isaff.jpgIt is worth asking ourselves whether the international presence in Afghanistan would be more effective with a more political formula, backed up by military actions, in the same vein as the one applied in Chad in 2004. Perhaps this is the model to support: assistance from the rear, leaving the leadership of the most arduous combat tasks to the country’s regular troops.


A change of course for the Chinese communists

How to apply “scientific socialism” to a market that does not regulate itself

Posted by , 4th December 2008

reformaagrochina.jpgChina is an infinitely complex country, where poverty coexists with the most daring and sophisticated demonstrations of progress. But, the author states, despite its historical violent lurches, the CCP is spearheading a peerless economic and social experiment.


The True Nature of the War on Terror

Any realistic strategy for combating Islamic radicalism must be multidimensional

Posted by , 13th November 2008

zardarii.jpgThe author contends that the Bush Administration’s approach to the war on terror has relied too heavily on force, and that a deeper understanding of the true nature of Islamic radicalism indicates a mushroom phenomenon in the making. He proposes a realistic, multifaceted strategy, in which political and socio-economic approaches predominate, and force is only employed as a last resort.

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Will China cease to be a rural country?

The political implications of the process of urbanization in the Asian giant

Posted by , 29th October 2008

campochina.jpgThe new Chinese leaders have decided to leave behind what little remains of Maoism. The rural reform currently promoted gives evidence to an undeniable reality: the inexorable advance of the privatization of land, either directly or covertly, which is getting rid of one of the strongest signs of that China that was born in 1949, states the author.

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Who is counting the dead in Afghanistan? Another war lost

A People without a voice and the fight that cannot help them

Posted by , 16th October 2008

afganistanwar1.jpgBy and large the war in Afghanistan has been met with a chronic state of ambivalence by the international media after the onset of the war in Iraq. The situation grows direr every day and the author questions whether the objectives set forth by the U.S government are working or could have ever worked.


Mistakes are piling up: the Russian drift and European indecision

Energy in Europe and Central Asia after the Caucasian war: a real head scratcher

Posted by , 9th October 2008

medputin.jpgEurope’s mistake regarding Russia’s latest actions in Caucasus stems from its inability to articulate a strong position in keeping with its interests. Moscow wishes to diversify its economy and not limit itself to being a mere energy provider, and in this sense Brussels has some negotiating leverage. The author says that if the EU does not take advantage of this opportunity, Russia will end up rerouting its energy supply to Asia.