National Identity is Destiny – America in Eurasia
Economics / Politics

National Identity is Destiny – America in Eurasia

Rhoads R. Cannon comments on the concept of identity in inter-state relations between America, Eastern Europe and East Asia, providing policy prescriptions for the US and its allies. He argues that in order for America to lead in an emerging Sino-Russian world, the US must re-discover its identity and formulate sound strategy at home and abroad. … Continue reading

Ready, steady, go. A run for the Polish Belvedere
Politics

Ready, steady, go. A run for the Polish Belvedere

How can different approaches to the presidential incumbency change Polish politics? Maciej Rafałowski comments on the forthcoming Presidential elections in Poland and their resulting impact. While the world’s focus rests with the upcoming UK General Election and the presidential run for the White House, a similarly flavoured event is worthy of notice – namely, the … Continue reading

Romanian “honest brokerage” out of altruism
Economics / Politics

Romanian “honest brokerage” out of altruism

Corruption is a strongly embedded scourge within Romanian bureaucratic corridors. Dadiana Chiran analyses the roots of the phenomenon and its traumatic effects for the country’s prominent politicians . In conformity with Romanian humour, the Central Arrest and Detention Center no.1 in Bucharest is now called the “lordly cellar”. This is a token paid to the high class … Continue reading

On Romania’s anti-corruption mania: “by hook or by crook”
Politics

On Romania’s anti-corruption mania: “by hook or by crook”

Dadiana Chiran responds to Patrick Basham’s “Romania’s Anti-Corruption Mania” by analysing the implications and results of the anti-corruption campaign in Romania. In May 2014, after having had dinner with Ms. Jill Biden, Joe Biden was serenely eating ice-cream in the Old Town of Bucharest. This was a rather odd occurrence, given that the US official’s visits to the Eastern NATO … Continue reading

Still Russia, Everywhere
Politics

Still Russia, Everywhere

Anca Elena Ursu comments on the inefficiency of the international law with regard to the Crimean annexation The Crimean annexation was a regional affair involving two protagonists- namely the owner, Ukraine, and the contender, Russia. Given the introduction of a small variable which disintegrated the fragile equilibrium in the zone, Russia took over the role of the owner. In this scenario, President Yanukovych … Continue reading