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24.02.2024 Alexandr Svaranc

The question of Turkey’s possible integration with Europe has been under discussion for decades and is one of the most problematic issues in post-war European history. Turkey was one of the founders of the Council of Europe in 1949, has been an “associate member” of the EEC since 1964, and officially applied for EU membership on April 14, 1987, but was only granted candidate status 12 years later, at the Helsinki Summit in 1999. Following the Brussels summit of December 17, 2004, accession negotiations with Turkey began on October 3, 2005. Turkey appears to have harmonized its laws with those of the EU…

23.02.2024 Viktor Mikhin

Despite the complete subordination of Europe politically and in other areas to the aggressive hegemon of the United States, there is growing sharp discontent among a number of European politicians, scientists and experts against the submission of once independent European states and against the desire of European leaders to speak in a foreign, American language. This is evidenced, in particular…

24.01.2024 Henry Kamens

Georgia has played a crucial role as a “bellwether” for unfolding political or geopolitical events, a trend with far-reaching impact that has been evident over the past three decades since the collapse of the USSR. With the conflict in Ukraine losing direction and support from the West, the focus of Western elites is now turning towards Georgia, a small Caucasian nation, but not in a good way. This shift in attention underscores Georgia’s significance in providing insights into broader geopolitical dynamics and reveals how desperate shape the West has found itself…

02.01.2024 Phil Butler

The riddle of unhinged EU support for the Zelensky regime in Kyiv is now solved. Anyone inclined can unravel why the Germans, in particular, backstabbed Russia in the Minsk peace boondoggle. Lithium. Energy Monitor’s parent company, GlobalData, recently released a report showing that Europe’s biggest lithium reserves lie in the Donbass region of Russia. The former Ukrainian Shevchenkivske field in the Donetsk region and the Kruta Balka block in the Zaporizhzhia region are now part of Russia. These reserves add tremendously to Russia’s humongous Lithium…

01.01.2024 Salman Rafi Sheikh

The sheer inability of the collective West to force Russia into submission in Ukraine plus the fast-changing global opinion about the West in the context of the latter’s support for Israel’s brutal war on the Gazans has put the so-called ‘liberal-democratic’ world into a panic mode. The White House has already said that it will run out of money to fund Ukraine into 2024 unless the US Congress gives approval for more funding. This has led the Western war machine – primarily led by the US – to anticipate a possible defeat.

30.12.2023 Seth Ferris

One only has to search for EU membership status for Georgia and you will realize that the answer is short, NOT MUCH. Even since the timely untimely death, more likely murder, of Zurab Zhvania, the former Georgian PM under unusual circumstances, and his I am Georgia; therefore I am European speech. These words spoken by the late Georgian Prime Minister, Zurab Zhvania, in front of the Council of Europe in 1999. During the speech, he expressed Georgia’s EU aspirations and outlined the country’s foreign policy agenda for the next decade…

27.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

On November 28, David O’Sullivan, EU Special Envoy for Sanctions, visited Kazakhstan. He also spent November 29-30 in Tashkent, as part of a visit to Uzbekistan that took place immediately after his departure from Astana. The publicly announced purpose of the two visits was to “discuss the prospects for trade and economic cooperation with the European Union.” In fact, the envoy had a conversation with the leadership…

19.12.2023 Vladimir Terehov

Thus, the 24th “China-EU Summit” was held in Beijing on 7 December of this year, although two weeks earlier there was no absolute certainty that it would be held at all. Particularly, there was no sign of any work on a draft of a joint document, which is usually adopted at the end of such events. This reflects the increasing complexity of all aspects of China–European Union relations in recent years. Therefore, we should note at once that the fact of holding this event is practically its only positive result. Coincidentally, the same was said in the NEO regarding the results of the US-China summit held three weeks earlier in San Francisco…

10.12.2023 Vladimir Terehov

Before the EU and China summit…

22.11.2023 Simon Chege Ndiritu

The US and Europe purport to start a political peace process for the Israel-Palestinian conflict, only to prevent other actors from seeking sustainable peace. The reality that The West is behind Israel’s ‘mowing’ Palestinians’ is accentuated in Josep Borell’s speech at the Opening of EU’s Ambassador’s Conference 2023. Evidence of these parties starting a process only to preclude others can be seen in the Oslo Accords that began in 1978 at Camp David in a period when the US was trying to act like a responsible player compared to the USSR, but to advance its interest. The Camp David Accords led to the Oslo Accords in 1993 and 1995, which were supposed to culminate in the peaceful coexistence of Israelis and Palestinians. However, careful review shows that The West gave Israel what it wanted, a legal recognition by Palestinians…

21.11.2023 Henry Kamens

This is a very open question, as the EU has proposed granting Candidate status to Georgia. This symbolic act has taken the wind out of the sails of the opposition parties, especially the United National Movement (UNM) who were hoping that the EU would turn down the Caucasian nation’s application due to a list of sins, especially the accusation of the current government having close and cozy relations with Russia…

01.11.2023 Christopher Black

International law has essentially collapsed with the US backed Israeli siege of the Palestinian people of Gaza, in response to the Hamas attack on Israeli occupation forces on October 7. The Palestinians have no expectation of mercy from the Israelis, when they have suffered decades of Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestinian lands and their replacement by Israeli settlers, all in violation of international law and several UN resolutions, including, of course, Resolution 242 which required Israel to withdraw from all the lands they seized in the 1967 War; a war which they now admit was started on a pretext in order to seize those lands and push out the Palestinians…