Dr. Fatima Er-Rafia

The Nord Stream II pipeline project is an export gas pipeline running from Russia to Europe (exit point in Germany) across the Baltic Sea, a region where tensions between NATO and Russia are reaching a tipping point. The project is facing resistance (fueled by the U.S.) from Poland, Lithuania, and Denmark. The latter, a Eurosceptic, […]

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06 Dec 2017

China at odds with Russia over Ukraine?

China at odds with Russia in Ukraine? Not at all. On the contrary! China is not competing with Russia over Ukraine. They are working in synergy in Ukraine. Why synergy? Because the Dragon and the Bear’s cultural values are anchored on the ‘enlightened despotism’ (some sort of authoritarianism) of both the Tsars and the Chinese […]

During this term, Abe has a broad range of issues that need to be addressed as quickly as possible while laying the foundation for the others. He will deal with the most pressing problems, such as those related to the international sphere, especially the North Korean crisis. He will use all the diplomatic channels available, […]