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Last week’s electoral win by the Conservative party has marked the Labour party’s fall from political grace in Britain. The victory was obtained through political manipulation (as opposed to political leadership) and electoral wizardry first tested in the land down under. Alas, Britain does not have Australia’s natural wealth, nor China as a huge, close-by… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

During a recent interview published in Le Monde, Artur Mas, the President of the Catalonian government in Barcelona, has revealed plans to conclude a new fiscal pact with the central government in Madrid. This is viewed in Barcelona as a means to diminish pressure to move forward on the province’s independence, an option shared by… » read more

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At the end of 2011 and the start of this year, I have published 3 eBooks on geopolitics, which I would like to invite you to have a look at (and even read). Here are the links: “The Peace of 1763 and Great Powers’ Geopolitical Agendas” “Les enjeux géopolitiques et les principes fondamentaux du Traité… » read more

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EU: A question of priorities

After hearing daily about the problems experienced by the EU’s common currency, austerity measures and the like, one might be forgiven for being inclined to believe that the crisis and its ugly aftermath are the most important issues confronting us all. In fact, the most disquieting development, as suggested by a recent poll published by… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi

This autumn’s wave of demonstrations in Paris and other European capitals were expected to spare London, the citadel of neoliberalism. Various experts were hard at work trying to explain in the media why, in England, ordinary people would accept the most savage budget cuts since the war without resistance. Even the Liberal Democrats, who before… » read more

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Whilst the world’s attention was recently focused on a relatively minor incident involving disputed islands in the South China Sea, the 4,000-km disputed border between India and China is quietly being beefed up militarily by both sides. In the words of M. Taylor Fravel, borders specialist with MIT, the border in question is “the most… » read more

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UK Political Storm Over

The last two weeks or so have been especially testing for British premier Gordon Brown. First, the MP expenses scandal rocked the “mother of all parliaments”. Last week, backstabbing was the order of the day, no less than six cabinet members giving up their positions and provoking a huge reshuffle. By Monday night the storm… » read more

Posted by Florian Pantazi