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August 23rd, 2016 | International security | By Harlan K. Ullman

Russia – enigma, riddle or something else?

America’s infatuation with Russia can formally be dated from May 1867 when the U.S. paid $7.2 million – worth about $1.3 billion today – for the purchase of Alaska. Called “Seward’s Folly” after Secretary of State William Seward who negotiated the deal, one of the reasons for the sale was Russian expectation that by buying […]

August 18th, 2016 | International security

Crimea and the Baltics

Not too long ago I was faced with a hypothetical question: it is probable that Russia will try to replicate the Crimea scenario in the Baltics? Basically the question was related to a potential invasion of Russia to the Baltics. Also there was another question within the red cell analysis frame: what if that happens? […]

August 16th, 2016 | International security | By Alexandru Fotescu

The incidental terrorism connection

EU and NATO member states are picked off one by one by Russia, potentially in conjunction with other entities, via information and political operations, in order to trigger the implosion of the EU and the subsequent isolation of core states – a source of money, innovation, and high end industrial and luxury products, but nothing […]

August 9th, 2016 | International security | By (R) Maj. Gen. Vasile Roman

Challenges of the future NATO Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence

The security context within which NATO is supposed to take action changes from one summit to another, especially in terms of the threats the members of the alliance are faced with. Thus, the idea to create the position of Assistant Secretary General for Intelligence is proof that the alliance is pragmatically evolving, possibly as a […]

August 4th, 2016 | International security | By Mihai Chihaia

ME Peace Process: continuous failure or unforeseen chances?

Middle East Peace Process has always been a core issue in the politics of the region, dominating as well the top of the agenda for world powers that sought to find a resolution to this issue. However, since the Oslo process little progress has been achieved, all attempts (even though seeming to have tangible objectives […]

July 20th, 2016 | International security | By Florin Ganea, PhD

NATO towards a new military Marshal Plan in Eastern Europe

We all recall the famous Foreign Assistance Act signed by US President Harry S. Trumann in 1948, commonly known as Marshall Plan, from the name of its inceptor, former State Secretary George C. Marshall. The plan that laid from 1948 to 1952, provided almost 13 billion USD to the Western nations ravaged by WWII. The […]

July 8th, 2016 | International security | By Dragos F. Manea

What is at stake in Warsaw?

A summit for the deterrent power of consensus Many of the headlines, intros and tags of the last weeks compete in expressing or emphasizing the outmost importance of the highest level meeting of the North Atlantic Council to commence today, in Warsaw. At a time of political uncertainty and growing turmoil within and around Europe, […]

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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

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