Category Archives: Europe

500 Years of Western Dominance: Is it Coming to an End and What Comes Next?

The lesson from the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) was that no one power could restore order based on hegemony and universal values, as the other states in Europe would preserve their own sovereignty and distinctiveness by collectively balancing the most … Continue reading

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Three Seas Summit: Vilnius 2024

On Thursday [11 April], President Gitanas Nausėda chaired the plenary session of the ninth summit of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) in Vilnius. In his address, the President stressed that the current geopolitical situation has given the Three Seas Initiative … Continue reading

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More provocation. An attack on a Moscow concert hall and mall by several persons has produced many casualties.

By Robert Willmann As if indiscriminate violence has not been enough starting at the Mediterranean Sea and going through Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and then up into Ukraine. Now an attack on a civilian entertainment and mall area in … Continue reading

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“How the Czech Republic has just stopped Putin cold and saved Ukraine”

Russia went to war in Ukraine two years ago with twice as many artillery pieces as Ukraine had. But it isn’t the advantage in howitzers that really matters – it’s the advantage in shells. After all, a single gun firing … Continue reading

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“Russia Threatens Moldova With ‘Military Scenario’ Over Transnistria”

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Galuzin, has warned Moldova of “a military scenario” if it attempts to resolve the problem of the breakaway Transnistrian region by force. “We are extremely concerned about such a possibility and have always made it … Continue reading

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“New NATO Member Finland Elects a President Set to Keep Up Hard Line on Neighboring Russia”

Associated Press | By Jari Tanner HELSINKI — Former Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has narrowly won a runoff vote to become Finland’s next president, who will steer security policy that includes integrating the new NATO member into the alliance at … Continue reading

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“The Advent of Russia and the New World”

A new world is being born before our eyes. Russia’s military operation in Ukraine has opened a new era – and in three dimensions at once. And of course, in the fourth, domestic Russian. Here begins a new period both … Continue reading

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“Europe seems to have adapted to life without Russian gas”

European countries dealing with recent transportation issues in the Middle East have not experienced an increase in gas prices, which may indicate their success in weaning themselves off Russian gas. Although the dangers of shipping through the Red Sea have … Continue reading

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“Goodbye, Eastern Europe: An Intimate History of a Divided Land”

In light of Russia’s aggressive 2022 invasion of Ukraine, Goodbye, Eastern Europe is a crucial, elucidative read, a sweeping epic chronicling a thousand years of strife, war, and bloodshed, from pre-Christianity to the fall of Communism—illuminating the remarkable cultural significance … Continue reading

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Europe Swears Off Russian Gas. The Unexpected Price.

Last year at this time, Europeans worried about freezing without natural gas imports from Russia. That didn’t happen, and won’t this year. The European Union enters the winter of 2023-2024 with gas storage tanks nearly 95% full. Germany and its … Continue reading

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