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September 30th, 2016 | International security | By Dragos F. Manea

A lame-duck president’s lesson to the world: the picture Obama paints

The world is throbbing all around. Spectators and part-takers alike glance swiftly from one escalation of events to another. Dynamics are intensified. Stakes are perceived as increasingly high. Emotions turn into tensions. Points converge and tend to form coherent sequences. Then, the sequences disrupt; ambiguity sets in and transcends into uncertainty, insecurity. Tensions escalate, so […]


September 30th, 2016 | International security | By Alina Tilinca

Interview with Martyn Hill

We are one day into the 4th Cyber Intelligence Europe. I sat down with Martyn Hill, Managing Director for Intelligence Sec, to get his thoughts on risks, public-private cooperation, and what his extensive experience on international markets thought him about cybersecurity. Which are the most concerning cyber threats for public and private sectors? I would […]


September 29th, 2016 | International security | By Alina Tilinca

Interview with Strategikon VP, Eugen Popa

Today begins the 4th annual Cyber Intelligence Europe conference and exhibition, focusing on Cyber Security Threats and Challenges, Combating Cybercrimes, Crisis Response Management and International Cooperation. We sat down with Eugen Valeriu Popa, Strategikon Vice-President. Which are the most exposed industries to cyber attacks and why? Into a globalized business network is no industry that […]


September 29th, 2016 | International security | By Harlan K. Ullman

How does Putin do it?

An expected 100 million Americans and probably an equal or greater number of overseas viewers will be watching the first presidential debate tonight between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Expected at the least are fireworks and the likely shedding of a great deal of rhetorical blood, bile and vitriol. But no matter how the debate […]


September 20th, 2016 | International security | By Harlan K. Ullman

Don’t let’s start a new Cold War with Russia

Following the latest revelations of email hacking that appear to be Russian inspired (full disclosure: I was party to some of Colin Powell’s emails that were stolen and released), the media was reporting that the United States was increasing its espionage assets against Moscow. Despite the fragile agreement struck with Moscow over a Syrian ceasefire […]


September 14th, 2016 | International security | By Harlan K. Ullman

Of hacks, hackers and Russians

Last week’s “Commanders-in-Chief” forum hosted by NBC-TV in prime time sought to probe presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on national security issues. Sadly, the moderator Matt Lauer was ill-prepared and unsuited for the task. Instead, he wasted too much time grilling Hillary on her e-mails and not enough time challenging the elusive and […]


September 12th, 2016 | International security | By Ron Aledo

The US Elections, Trump and Hillary, interview with Ron Aledo

Who you think will win? Trump about 60% chances. He is winning the blue collar vote in the swing/purple states. That blue collar vote is key on those states and those states are the ones that decide the general elections in the U.S. This is a phenomenon we did not see since Reagan. White workers […]


September 7th, 2016 | International security | By Harlan K. Ullman

Love vs. hate; Clinton vs. Trump

The visit of Donald Trump to Mexico and his extraordinarily clumsy speech on immigration that followed Wednesday evening have pre-empted a column on Russia. While Mr. Trump may have reinforced his base, if elected, he has set in place a non-declared war with Mexico. This is not 1846 and the Mexican-American War we won. Nor […]


August 30th, 2016 | International security | By Harlan K. Ullman

Russia from a Russian perspective

NATO’s former Supreme Allied Commander Europe and today the Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts, retired Admiral James Stavridis, observes that understanding Russia today can be aided by reading the great Russian writers of the past. A variant of this theme is to view Russia through the lens of […]


August 24th, 2016 | International security | By Ron Aledo

Interview with Ron Aledo about the American geopolitical relation with China and Russia?

In dealing with China or Russia, who would be a better candidate, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? And why? Trump. His worldview is more similar to Putin’s one. Trump with his America First view will avoid confrontation with Russia just like Neocons and left-wing interventionist do now. Neocons see Russia as evil and the enemy […]


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The 2017 edition of the Strategikon Annual Book – The Year of Challenging Choices

The 2017 edition of the Strategikon Annual Book – The Year of Challenging Choices

It’s not easy to be a leader, but the solution is closer than people may think and it has to do with returning to some good old fashioned traits that shaped leaders in past decades: will power, values and vision. Launched at the Good Governance Summit, The Year of Challenging Choices strives to understand the fault lines in international relations and the relevant actors, as they are and not how they appear to be.

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