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The newly-elected Danish government wants to ‘re-open’ dialogue with Russia, according to Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen. In an interview with the newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Jensen said: “The direct dialogue with Russia, with regular meetings at different levels, is no longer happening. But if we want to tell them what we think, we of course need to… » read more

To make sure Latvia’s energy path does not lead into a dead end for sustainability, the Energy Union should facilitate alternatives to unsustainable fuelwood. by Juris Dilba, cross-posted from the Bankwatch blog (Image by Artis Pupins – CC BY 2.0) In a series of blog posts, Bankwatch campaigners are weighing in on the implications that… » read more

In world monetary history, some currencies have lasted more than a thousand years. That won’t happen with the present euro. Its self-destruction is as certain as anything in politics. What is now urgent is to reform the currency on a solid basis. It will be a world-beater. A sound currency must retain a long-term store… » read more

It is in serious trouble, but is the Russian economy unsustainable? Western sanctions have restricted Russian companies’ access to international financial markets, but it is the state’s policies and priorities that are tanking its economic performance. Recent statistical releases show the Russian economy unsustainable without reform Recent statistical releases show that the gross domestic product… » read more

With regard to the production of geopolitical discourses, the field of critical geopolitics distinguishes between the “intellectuals of statecraft” and the “dissident intellectuals”. The intellectuals of statecraft are those whose activities are directed toward the extending and deepening the power of the status quo, whereas the dissident intellectuals endeavor to demystify and deconstruct the existing… » read more

Finis mundi?

Recently, the minister of foreign affairs of Montenegro, Igor Lukšić, enthusiastically stated that 2014 was “one more year very significant in achieving the Montenegrin foreign policy priorities”. It would not surprise me if, among all the “achievements,” he also included the fact that, in November 2014, Montenegro abstained during the vote in the UN on… » read more

In times of political battles information provocations are used a lot more. This is how we can call the unreliable information which has been actively disseminated by Ukrainian oppositional mass media about an allegedly secret decision of the Russian business to leave Ukraine. The very essence of data submission was implying that this information was… » read more

Revolution in Ukraine provoked by foreign agents created specific problems for the economy of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. But this does not mean that Ukraine is on the verge of destruction. On the contrary, it is likely the project of foreign special services regarding the insurrection in Ukraine has tumbled, and the Ukrainian opposition… » read more

Boulevard to Geneva 2

Written by Saurav Raj Pant (member of IPWG) The utmost anticipated high level diplomatic talks in Geneva whose foremost objective is to end war in Syria have to deal with several incongruities. The Russian and the US officials deviate on the structure of the proposed conference basically on who will be going to represent the… » read more

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