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The Mediterranean serves as a platform for Rome’s geopolitical efforts in the region which are aimed at creating a powerful configuration of strength that would leave the three main vectors of Italy’s foreign policy – the southern (directed at North Africa), the western (directed at the Atlantic) and the eastern (directed at the Balkans) – open and easy of access.
Even before the ink on the comments made by those who (just like the author of these lines) saw the recent meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires as a sign of a temporary truce in the trade war between the two countries had time to dry, something like a hostage-taking and the opening of a second front happened. The recent arrest in Canada under US pressure of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of China’s telecommunications giant Huawei, is unfolding into a full-blown international scandal with far-reaching consequences.
The Syrian conflict was high on the agenda of a conference on the problems of the Middle East and Africa, which was recently held at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow. The participants pointed to the external aspect as the main factor in the conflict, with Boris Dolgov, a senior researcher at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, describing the Syrian crisis as a result of the US model of globalization.
On November 25, leaders of the EU member states approved an agreement on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the Union. The last objections, voiced by Spain, were lifted after Madrid received "assurances from the British government concerning Gibraltar." Now the British Prime Minister Theresa May will have to secure the approval of the country's parliament.
Seventy-five years ago, on November 28 - December 1, 1943, the leaders of the Soviet Union, the United States and Great Britain – the three great Allied powers waging a bloody battle against fascism - were meeting in the Iranian capital Tehran. The Tehran Conference (codenamed Eureka) was the first such gathering by the Soviet, US and British leaders during World War II.
THE STATE of the world and, frequently, the course of history depended on the foundation on which peace on Earth was based - either on international balance or on omnipotence of another hegemon. Today, the Atlantic circles of different levels have adopted another propagandist mantra: international relations would be disrupted catastrophically or, worse still, slide into global chaos if the United States moves away (or forced to move away) from global domination.
An issue that has been high on Mongolia’s foreign policy agenda is the relations between North Korea and the rest of the world, in particular, with the United States. Ulan Bator has its own view on the future of the Korean Peninsula. Naturally, it does not envisage aggravation of the situation but is seeking to enhance Mongolia’s role in resolving the North Korean crisis and strengthening its own national security.
From 3 to 5 December 2018 Bratislava (Slovakia) will host international Forum «Media Agenda-2018: Freedom of Journalism in the Context of Human Rights, New Technologies and International Information Security». Freedom of journalism and human rights guarantees are issues that are acquiring particular relevance amid the rapidly developing information and communication technology.