August 24th, 2016 | Blog - European affairs | By Costin Ciobanu

One key thing the EU can learn from the Canadian refugee policy

At a time of sorrow and despair for the EU, and with the refugee issue a core fault line in the Old Continent’s politics, the Canadian policy of privately sponsored refugees could offer a solution to building bridges of understanding among diverse communities I arrived in Canada from Romania on July 31st, 2015. Two days […]

August 24th, 2016 | Blog - 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 […]

August 23rd, 2016 | Blog - 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 22nd, 2016 | Blog - Good governance | By Emma Manolache

The Sky News scandal: bad journalism or country slander?

The Ski News scandal, regarding gun trafficking from Romania, managed to question both the quality of independent journalism and the image of a country. Was it just a case of bad journalism? Investigations about gun trafficking for war zones and not only are very trendy, because they expose illicit practices which contribute to destabilizing certain […]

August 18th, 2016 | Blog - 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 18th, 2016 | Blog - Good governance | By Claudiu Cretu

Turn strategies into visible actions!

The case for turning stories about desires into implemented, public strategies The world is changing every day! Human evolution could be observed through the complexity of ideas mankind came up with, the technology it has created, the economy and the new services it has built, and through so many more lenses. Sometimes change happens very […]

August 16th, 2016 | Blog - 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 11th, 2016 | Blog - European affairs | By Vlad Dan Roman

The Brexit Negotiation between internal market access and international security desiderates

The well anticipated EU-UK divorce is far from it having set its agenda; as several frameworks are being put upfront, scholars and professionals try to figure out the general model in which the relationship between the two parties will be embedded (e.g. UK joining the EFTA association, a negotiated bilateral agreement alike the ones with […]

August 9th, 2016 | Blog - 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 | Blog - Good governance | By Clara Volintiru

Another reason for equal pay: Women are more honest on their taxes than men

On this Tax Day, there’s one more reason for governments to close the gap in wages and employment between women and men: Women are more likely than men to be honest on their taxes. When more women work and make as much as men, countries get more tax dollars. As part of our “Willing to […]

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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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