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Paradox Europeans

Do not be foul. Any change in the US administration will cause no change in European attitudes toward the world order. Bush and the neocons are treated as the scapegoats for worsening the US –European relationship. Obama is treated as the leader among the equanimous, who restored faith in cooperation. In reality, this description is… » read more

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Posted by Péter Kóczián

This is the first time that East –Europe needs West –Europe helps as the members of the Union.. This is also the first time when the so – called European cooperation is tested. The stakes are high, even for West-Europe. The majority of the banks in East-Europe are in foreign hands, mostly in German, Austrian,… » read more

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President Sarkozy’s separate foreign adventure in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict points to real flaws in the European Union workings. This was the last of his efforts to prove that equality among countries does not create influence in world affairs. While the EU was conducting its own mission in the area, Sarkozy did his own stint as… » read more

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Lost in Showbusiness

CNN was wrong to use Anderson Cooper as a host for its Heroes gala. Anderson Cooper is a tough reporter. That is his trademark. Using him as a host of a tv gala is usurping his credits. Anderson Cooper hosted CNN’s Heroes show on 24th of December. It was classic tv -gala with pop stars… » read more

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Iraq was the Weakest Link

I found the reason for the Iraq War. Iraq was Weakest Link among the countries that posed the biggest threat to the US. When the US leadership was assessing the chances of a territorial extension of democracy in the world, they found Iraq as the Weakest Link among the eligiblecountries. Sounds silly? It makes more… » read more

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Let’s Go Behind Reason

When we write about serious stuff like politics, we consider many aspects of very exhausting topics like demography, game theory, studies of political institutions etc. Why not see the personal side? See the real, not over-explained driving forces behind people’s choices. To make the contrast stark, let’s see an ordinary man, who just happened to… » read more

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Russian announcement on deploying rockets close to the Polish border if the US missile shield is implemented is logical and justified. For justification we have to do nothing more than see this process through the Russian eyes and from a neutral point of view. Nato is on the doorstep of Russia in the Baltic countries.… » read more

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The likely winner of the US election Barack Obama will not inspire a common European foreign policy or much thinking abut it. Some experts has much affection for Barack Obama than John McCain. Their love is unsubstantiated and fits well into the European non- existent foreign policy. Europeans like Obama because he is reluctant to… » read more

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Riding the Wave

China is not an exception to the world order as no other counrtry is. This is one of the hard –hitting lessons of the recent financial crisis. There is a big market for the Western –bashers who thinks that the Western world is declining and rising stars on the horizon like China would define the… » read more

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