August 4th, 2016 | Blog - 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 […]

August 2nd, 2016 | Blog - European affairs | By Radu Georgescu

Europe and the future war against ignorance

The divorce between the European Union and the United Kingdom represents the most recent proof of a profound crisis of identity and leadership affecting the old continent. The European Union failed in addressing the citizens of the block, becoming an anemic bureaucratic build up. At the same time, politicians across the EU transformed the block […]

July 20th, 2016 | Blog - European affairs | By Radu Magdin

The three main paths to solve the West-Russia stand-off

NATO’s Warsaw summit was not only a key event per se but also highly relevant in terms of “winning hearts and minds”, by virtue of the experts‘ conference organized in its margins. Highly informative was particularly, for people passionate about NATO-Russia relations, the panel with Dmitri Trenin (Director of Carnegie’s Moscow Center) and Andrey Kortunov […]

July 20th, 2016 | Blog - 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 | Blog - 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, […]

February 14th, 2016 | Blog - Good governance | By Juergen Braunstein, Clara Volintiru and Marion Laboure

Blockchain: Investment (R)Evolution For Developing Markets

Allegedly a revolution is taking place on Wall street and the City of London – a financial revolution. The true action might be taking place somewhere else. Predicting revolutions almost always goes wrong, partly at least. When Marx and Engels worked on the tenets of their manifesto, they predicted that the proletarian revolution and consequently […]

February 14th, 2016 | Blog - European affairs | By Radu Magdin

Ukraine in the Trump and Brexit era: what Kyiv should do now

Irrespective of how one looks at the issue, it is not easy to be Ukraine in 2017. Not easy at all: separate from the renewal of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, geopolitical sands are shifting. The Trump factor has reset the global game of power and a new equilibrium, with major consequences for world politics, is […]

January 30th, 2016 | Blog - Good governance | By Dania Koleilat Khatib

Non-Muslims are not infidels

On his inauguration day Trump vowed to eradicate: “radical Islamic extremist”. However, Mr. Trump is not fit to conduct such a mission. Of course he can bomb and kill terrorists but he cannot eradicate their ideology. The US and the West can of course dismantle the political incubator or conditions that can lead to extremism. […]

January 25th, 2016 | Blog - European affairs | By Corneliu Visoianu

Trump will shape a Europe with six capitals

Trump is not just a person. Trump tends to become a mindset that is synonymous with the profound change of the neoliberal status quo policies. On January 20th, 2017, the Trump era began, and with the Oath of Office of the President-elect of the United States the planet has entered a new paradigm, one in […]

January 4th, 2016 | Blog - Good governance | By Vlad Dan Roman

Post truth politics and alt-reality media – when did the paradigm change?

We are all post-truthers and probably always have bee’ was the conclusion reached by the British journalist Toby Young when he engaged in an exercise of theorizing the political and social behavior involved in the Brexit referendum. One of his most important findings relates to the change of paradigm from objectivism to other, alternative, ways […]

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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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