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Eurasian Way Out of the European Crisis

I have already written before that having emerged from the Cold War, Europe lost the post-war peace. The continent is on the verge of strategic degradation that may either become a caricature of military-political division into opposing blocs or a time of disquieting uncertainty. The military-political conflict over Ukraine can escalate as well.

Editor's column

After Sukhoi crash: a bloc or a coalition dilemma

The Syrian crisis has deteriorated dramatically, moving from armed struggle mostly against non-state, and therefore barely identifiable, groups to a direct clash between major military powers.

How Turkish downing of Russian jet fuels Middle East tensions

How Turkish downing of Russian jet fuels Middle East tensions

Moscow and Ankara facing test of political nerve

Bilateral relations between Turkey and Russia have been seriously damaged by the shooting down of a Russian bomber near the Syrian border by the Turkish air force. However, despite a history of uneasy partnership, both sides will realize that it is not in their interests to allow tensions to spiral over the incident.

The Background and Prospects of the Evolution of China’s Foreign Strategies in the New Century

Several significant changes have taken place with regard to China’s foreign strategies in the last 50 odd years.

Another History (Story) of Latin America

Latin America, the former laboratory for neoliberal experiments, has become in the last 15 years a fascinating territory of alternative policies that pursue a more inclusive and egalitarian society, based on a just wealth distribution and more social rights for vulnerable people.

Why Central Asia is More Stable than Eastern Europe: The Domestic Impact of Geopolitics

In the early 1990s, scholars, journalists, and political observers predicted that the new Central Asian states would descend into chaos and break apart. More than 20 years later, Central Asia’s states seem relatively stable, both at their political centers and outlying territories, including states like Tajikistan that were once embroiled in civil war.