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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is quickly turning into major irritant souring relations between the United States and its European allies. For the first time in the recent history of Euro-Atlantic integration, Germany has made it perfectly clear at the highest level that it could introduce sanctions against Washington and could even persuade its EU and NATO partners to act as a united front against the US. The reason for this is the stubborn desire by the US Congress to slap punitive sanctions on the European participants in the Nord Stream 2 project, including both private companies and government agencies in Germany and other countries.​
According to Euronews, the EU-China online summit of June 22 "was held in a tense atmosphere." The EU has toughened its position on trade negotiations with Beijing, but observers note that Brussels continues to stay clear of the ongoing trade war between the US and the People’s Republic. Meanwhile, just as President Trump talks about "breaking ties" with the Celestial Empire, the United States is pulling out of OECD-organized negotiations over an international tax on digital companies above a certain revenue threshold.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 6-07-2020, 17:03
  • Views: 82
Domestic and external actors never tire of calling for a ceasefire in Libya, but the situation continues to escalate nonetheless, both in and outside the war-torn North African country. Turkey’s military activity in Libya is already having a knock-on effect with Egypt now threatening to enter the war. Small wonder, because the Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi came to power by ousting the regime of the Muslim Brotherhood (now banned in the Russian Federation), which the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is chummy with.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 4-07-2020, 10:07
  • Views: 186
The geopolitical changes currently unfolding in Southeast Asia underscore Malaysia’s strategic importance for the leading world powers. Until recently, the foreign policy pursued by Kuala Lumpur was a relatively restrained one, dictated by the priority of the domestic political agenda, above all the need to politically and economically “cement” the western and eastern parts of the country and the maze of island territories in between, in a bid to stave off the possible rise of secessionist and autonomist sentiment.
A number of leading members of the Republican Party have sharply criticized the Trump Administration’s response to the riots that have swept America the past few weeks. The US media, traditionally critical of the present occupant of the White House, even argues that just as Trump’s approval rating is taking a tumble, debates about the GOP’s prospects after the current president leaves office this year or in 2024 are heating up in the Republican camp.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 25-06-2020, 11:23
  • Views: 157
The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) has held a "COVID-19 Epidemic: Strategies, Trends, and Scenarios of US Foreign Policy" online roundtable dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on US policy, and relations with key partners in the world. Deputy Foreign Minister and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, Sergey Ryabkov, emphasized that the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of many bilateral contacts and earlier-planned conferences, which have been replaced by a growing number of videoconferences and telephone linkups.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 22-05-2020, 11:59
  • Views: 191
The recent declaration of autonomy in southern Yemen and Khalifa Haftar's declaring himself the ruler of all Libya once again drew the world’s attention to the phenomenon of separatism. This phenomenon is certainly not new, amply exemplified by events in Scotland, Catalonia, Flanders and South Tyrol. In Europe, the problem is normally discussed and resolved on a legal basis, if not always peacefully. When it comes to Asia and Africa, the chances of legal settlement of such issues are even lower.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 18-05-2020, 11:50
  • Views: 292
Washington plans to open a US consulate in Greenland and line up $12 million in financial assistance to this autonomous Danish territory. Last year, the United States made a new (already third) proposal to buy the island, which was rejected, just like the two previous ones, made in 1867 and during the presidency of Harry Truman.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 29-04-2020, 11:40
  • Views: 211

With the number of cases of coronavirus spreading in multiple countries around the globe, the outbreak has already been labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Global economic relations have been hit hard by the virus, and demands for making the West less dependent on supplies from third countries are getting louder. What impact could the COVID-19 pandemic have on the globalization process?

With the coronavirus COVID-19 spreading rapidly worldwide and the first deaths reported in the United States, the issue of its impact on US stock markets is going viral and more and more people now realize that the new disease could have a serious impact on the outcome of the November presidential elections as well. Any global pandemic poses three main threats to any country, namely medical, economic and, as a result, political, and the US is certainly not an exception.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 12-03-2020, 12:17
  • Views: 364