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The Italian Cabinet of Ministers came under severe criticism and rough pressure at the recent meeting of the European Parliament (EP) on February 12, 2019. The European parliamentarians who spoke at the meeting described Rome’s policy as “idiotic” saying that it has been following orders from the Kremlin. In addition, they dubbed Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conti the “wooden doll” (il burratino in Italian) of non-systemic party leaders Matteo Salvini and Luigi di Mayo.
In 1949, Turkey became the first Muslim country to recognize the State of Israel. Territorial disputes with Iraq (Ankara claims the Mosul region as Turkish territory) and with neighboring Syria (which has never recognized Alexandretta Sanjak, Hatayt vilayet’s joining Turkey after WWI) necessitated a search for a regional ally. Moreover, the long-simmering conflict with Greece and accusations of the Armenian genocide had threatened to cut off the supply of high technologies and weapons from Western countries. Therefore, Israel has from the very outset been a major supplier of such advanced technologies and weapons to Turkey.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 14-02-2019, 10:41
  • Views: 87
On the 1st and 2nd of February, 2019, the First International World Music Heritage Competition was held in Moscow in the P.I.Yurgenson Music Library, the purpose of which was to give young participants a chance to try their hand and get an independent professional assessment of their skills. The competition brought together 50 performers from France, China, Armenia, Georgia and Russia in three age groups.
ALBANIA is quite a small country with a population of about 2.5 million. While being a member of NATO with a key position on the map of the Balkans, it seeks to become a regional transit center and an energy hub for the region as it takes part in the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline running through its territory. Albania today acts as a Western outpost, positioning itself as the leading pro-American and pro-European state in the Balkans, the core and curator of the so-called "Albanian political factor" in neighboring countries.

It is an honor to present to our readers our esteemed alumni colleague and friend Professor Anis Bajrektarević and his newly released book From WWI to www. 1919-2019 – Less Explored aspects of Geopolitics, Technology, Energy and Geoeconomics. This is his 7th authored book (4th for the US publishers and the second for the New York-based Addleton Academic Publishers). He is both teaching and research professor on subjects such as the Geopolitics, International and EU Law, Sustainable Development (institutions and instruments), and Political systems.
On January 29, 1942, an estimated 2,000 Italians resident in Kerch were ordered out of their homes and sent out to Kazakhstan in what essentially was an ethnic deportation authorized by Josef Stalin in retribution for the Italian military joining the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Kerch was occupied by Nazi Germany on November 16, 1941 and liberated by the Red Army on December 30.
For Bosnia and Herzegovina many analysts will say that is artificial creation. That is why there is a saying for Bosnia: ”Where logic ends, Bosnia begins”. Anyway, the latest Bosniak initiative, has surprised many, because it strikes at the very basis of existence of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Recently, the Party for Democratic Action (SDA), the main Bosniak party in the country, announced that will initiate a legal procedure before the Constitututional Court to challenge the name of Bosnia`s Serb-dominated Republika Srpska.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 7-02-2019, 15:08
  • Views: 104
On January 15, the British MPs cast their ballots on the Agreement on the British Withdrawal from the EU, which T. May had reached with Brussels [1] - “Plan A”. The government lost the vote [2]. On January 29 they voted on the government ‘s "plan B". In fact, the Cabinet did not suggest anything new, having added a number of concessions for EU citizens in Britain, and abolishing the registration fee for them.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 7-02-2019, 11:06
  • Views: 104
The countries of the Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia) have recently been the focus of attention of Italian diplomacy, with the need to find political partners in Africa to resolve the migrant crisis, the signing of a long-awaited peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2018, China’s rapidly expanding influence in neighboring Djibouti amid the French and US military presence there making the region a strategically important hub.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 6-02-2019, 12:34
  • Views: 339
According to French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, the EU’s updated Blocking Statute mechanism of maintaining financial, economic and trade relations with Iran, aimed at mitigating the impact of Washington’s sanctions on EU companies doing business with Tehran, will take effect within the next few days.