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La serpiente informativa de verano de este año ha venido en forma de crisis bursátil china. Paradojas de la globalización que transmite temores a los mercados internacionales desde un parqué bursátil de una economía planificada comunista. Este mundo de contradicciones que convierte en segunda economía mundial a China, el capitalismo colectivizado que mientras trata de… » read more

In current political and economical publication i aimed to research modern biggest problems of the world society. My regards, my dear readers, when i`ve recently watched movie Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles for me it was very interesting that for australians café which sells food on the road without drivers out of the car in… » read more

Whose values? 2/2

Following ECFR European Foreign Policy Scorecard I find one important question for national policy makers: how relevant are global governance and EU foreign policy for different groups of states? We have witnessed the dominant behaviour of the biggest states (France, Germany, UK) and scorecard shows relative inaction of Greece, Latvia, Romania, Lithuania, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Estonia, Malta,… » read more

There will always be anti-war protesters. Yet, as long as objectives are clear and backed by UN, masses will buy in. And that is precisely the issue with this new war. During weeks, the international community was slow to move on a common position. Suddenly, all wrapped up in hours, from resolution to first strikes.… » read more

The European Union Institute for Security Studies has just released a report titled “What do Europeans want from NATO?”. As usual for productions published under the umbrella of this institute, it is worth reading this new document, and even if I do not totally agree with some of the points, the different articles are really… » read more

Their Moon Shot and Ours By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN China is doing moon shots. Yes, that’s plural. When I say “moon shots” I mean big, multibillion-dollar, 25-year-horizon, game-changing investments. China has at least four going now: one is building a network of ultramodern airports; another is building a web of high-speed trains connecting major cities;… » read more

Turkmenistan has broken Russia’s stranglehold on its gas exports by opening a pipeline through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to China. The country’s president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has just made his first trip to New Delhi where the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline project was discussed. Earlier this year a short pipeline was opened in order to increase exports to Iran, and gas is in the process of being identified for eventual export to Europe via a Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline and the EU’s Southern Corridor. The era of Russian control over the country’s exports is over, and Ashgabat is taking care to make certain that it is not squeezed between Moscow and Beijing.

Petroleum Industry Review: In your opinion, how will the international energy market change, given the high energy demand (in the EU and the U.S. energy consumption increased by more than 40% since 1970, in Japan it doubled and in China it is more than four times higher) but also the decrease of the world hydrocarbons resources? What is your opinion concerning alternative energy sources? Is renewable energy a solution for the world economy during this time of crisis? Is it a solution for the future?

Robert M. Cutler amerikai politológus-tanácsadó szerint a közép-európai országoknak muszáj együttműködniük az orosz befolyás csökkentéséért. Az oroszok a gázt politikai fegyverként használják, és a nagy nemzetközi vezetékekért folyó küzdelem akár fegyveres konfliktusok kitörésében is szerepet játszik. Az azeri gázmezők válthatják meg térségünket a moszkvai nyomástól.

Energy conferences in the Caspian Sea region have come so fast and furious in recent years that some industry and government figures consider them a dime a dozen. In fact, the organizers are sometimes the ones who draw most advantage from them, in view of steep fees for participation. Nevertheless, the current International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition looks to be an exception. It is the seventeenth in the series hosted in Baku.

Exportvorteile aus dem Ouzo-geschwächten Euro wiegen deutschen Hilfsanteil auf Vancouver, 16. April 2010 Ich habe mich bislang aus der Berichterstattung über das Drama um Griechenland herausgehalten. Aus gutem Grund: Vancouver liegt 11 Flugstunden entfernt, Ihr seht die Ereignisse von Europa aus alle besser. Doch manchmal hilft die Ferne. Vom Pazifik aus sehe ich einen Segen in… » read more

Tout le monde sait comment les Etats-Unis ont battu l’URSS, comment ils ont remporté la Guerre Froide. La réponse s’appelle Star Wars, et je ne parle pas uniquement de l’épopée cinématographique. Le quarantième président, une des personnalités préférées outre-Atlantique, Ronald Reagan a relancé la course à l’armement et étouffé financièrement ledit “Empire du Mal”. Bien… » read more

Sparen in Europa zwischen Sicherheit und Stimulus Vancouver, 2. Februar 2010 Griechenland wackelt, der Euro schwächelt, die Politik ist zerstritten oder gelähmt, die Märkte noch schwach, die Erholung fraglich, zumindest fragil. Das ist die aktuelle Perspektive eines ganz normalen Straßeneuropäers; in den USA würde man die fiktive Figur “Joe Sixpack” nennen. Während die Medien – munitioniert… » read more

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