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България, Балканите и света


България, балканите и света 30.11.2018   By prof. Anis h. Bajrektarević   Following the latest events in the Black Sea two old questions are reappearing. Both are inviting us for a repeated elaboration: If a Monroe doctrine (about the hemispheric security exclusivity) is recognised at one corner of the globe, do we have a moral right or legal ground to negate it at the other corner? Clearly, the ‘might-makes-right’ as a conduct in international relations cannot be selectively accepted. Either it is...   прочети повече

При огромен интерес от студенти, преподаватели и представители на фирми и институции стартира майсторският клас на известния руски историк и политолог проф. д.п.н. Алексей Громико

България, балканите и света 22.11.2018     С лекция на тема „Москва – Брюксел – Анкара (Русия, ЕС и Турция в Черноморския регион)“ на 21 ноември във Варненския свободен университет „Черноризец Храбър“ започна лекционния курс и майсторски клас на тема „Международни отношения и...   прочети повече

Europe’s New Political Battle Lines (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 18.11.2018   By Zaki Laïdi   Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently declared that a united front of “all progressive, democratic, and pro-European forces have a duty to stand side by side on the same side of history.” But will that be enough to offset gains by nationalist populists in the May 2019 European Parliament election? PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron has framed the European Parliament election in May 2019 as a battle not between the...   прочети повече

What Next for Democracy? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 17.11.2018   The recent Democrats’ electoral success has revived debate in the United States about how best to defend democracy and the rule of law against Donald Trump. But in confronting such a broad challenge, Democratic leaders in the US – and democratic leaders around the world – will have to set their priorities wisely. In this Big Picture, Ian Buruma calls on the Democrats to eschew impeachment, and instead establish a coherent message that focuses on...   прочети повече

Why Freedom of Assembly Still Matters (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 16.11.2018   By Jan-Werner Mueller   For all of the talk nowadays about the decline and fall of democracy, not nearly enough attention has been given to attacks on the right to assemble and protest in streets and public squares. In fact, protests are essential to the democratic experience and can never be replaced by online activism, much less voting. PRINCETON – It is now common knowledge that many democracies around the world are under pressure. But mounting threats to a...   прочети повече

From Economic Crisis to World War III (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 15.11.2018   By Qian Liu   The response to the 2008 economic crisis has relied far too much on monetary stimulus, in the form of quantitative easing and near-zero (or even negative) interest rates, and included far too little structural reform. This means that the next crisis could come soon – and pave the way for a large-scale military conflict. BEIJING – The next economic crisis is closer than you think. But what you should really worry about is what comes after: in the...   прочети повече

Trump’s Diminishing Power and Rising Rage (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 15.11.2018   By Jeffrey D. Sachs   The coming months may be especially dangerous for America and the world. As US President Donald Trump’s political position weakens and the obstacles facing him grow, his mental instability will pose an ever-greater danger. NEW YORK – The drama of Donald Trump’s presidency has centered around whether an extremist president would be able to carry out an extremist policy agenda against the will of the majority of Americans. So far the...   прочети повече

Europe’s Coming Year of Reckoning (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 10.11.2018   By Joschka Fischer   It is no exaggeration to say that 2019 will be the year that makes or breaks the European Union. As if Brexit and a mounting Italian debt crisis were not enough, European voters will also go to the polls to decide whether to hand over the reins of the EU to nationalists who would destroy it from within. BERLIN – Politically, 2019 will be an extraordinarily important year for the European Union. The United Kingdom is currently on track to leave...   прочети повече

The Danger of an Unpopular Putin (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 07.11.2018   By Tikhon Dzyadko   As the average Russian’s wellbeing has declined, proclamations of Russia’s greatness have begun to ring hollow for much of the population. But if Vladimir Putin’s 18 years in power has taught us anything, it is that the sharp decline in his approval rating is not good news for anyone. MOSCOW – Just seven months ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin won re-election, for the fourth time, with 77% of the vote. But according to a poll...   прочети повече

Angela Merkel’s Tragedy (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 07.11.2018   By Ashoka Mody   History dealt German Chancellor Angela Merkel massive challenges: a series of eurozone crises that drove wedges between Europeans; social fragmentation fueled by economic tensions; and the largest migration wave since World War II. Rather than resolve them, however, she chose merely to manage them. BERLIN – What we care about most is often our undoing. So it was for Angela Merkel, who recently announced her intention to step down as leader of the...   прочети повече