By James Krotz According to Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, the level of Russian naval and air force activity has been “unprecedented” in the past week. Indeed, over the past 9 months, NATO-Russian aerial close-calls have reached high levels. 40 incidents, with 11 of those being categorized as “high risk”, capable of bringing about escalation of […]
Monthly Archives: December 2014
By Dimitrije Tasic After holding office for only two months, a Swedish social democrat, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven decided to call snap elections for March 22. Lofven called for snap elections as he was unable to reach a budget compromise with the center-right opposition. In October 2014, Lofven’s Social Democrats formed a minority government with […]
By Dimitrije Tasic Fuels might not draw maps of the world, but they clearly create and destroy political alliances. Putin’s visit to Turkey last week confirms this. His visit is important for at least two reasons. The first reason is that Russia officially gave up on the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline. The […]
By Dimitrije Tasic Instead of transporting gas, as was planned starting from 2017, a few days ago Russian President Vladimir Putin officially abandoned further construction of the gas pipeline South Stream, almost eight years after the beginning of the project. This Russian-European gas pipeline was supposed to bypass Ukraine, transporting natural gas from Russia through […]
By James Krotz On Tuesday, the United States Senate confirmed “The Bold and the Beautiful” producer and Democratic fundraiser Colleen Bell to the post of United States Ambassador to Hungary. The vote was passed by a slim margin along partisan lines, 52-42. The White House has expressed complete confidence in Bell’s ability to maintain relations […]
Today, on December 1, Romanians celebrate 96 years since the Great Union of 1918. To learn more about the history and significance of this holiday, click here.