Поверителни хроники

България, Балканите и света

What’s Wrong with the News? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 27.09.2019   By Alexandra Borchardt   The rise of data analytics has made journalists and their editors confident that they know what the people want. Why, then, did almost one-third of respondents to the Reuters Institute’s latest Digital News Report say that they regularly avoid news altogether? OXFORD – The British public can’t get enough news about Brexit – at least, that’s what news platforms’ data analytics say. But, according to the Reuters...   прочети повече

Preventing Cold War II (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 26.09.2019   By Kemal Derviş   At its founding in the aftermath of World War II, the United Nations was conceived above all as the guardian of a rules-based multilateral order that would ensure peace. Today, the UN must play a more active guardianship role – and help prevent another costly and potentially catastrophic superpower conflict. WASHINGTON, DC – When world leaders gather in New York later this month for the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings,...   прочети повече

Ursula von der Leyen’s To-Do List (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 26.09.2019   By Daniela Schwarzer   One of incoming European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's top priorities is “a new push for European democracy.” Strengthening the EU's democratic legitimacy will require her to make sure that the EU delivers on citizens’ expectations, including by cooperating constructively with the European Parliament. BERLIN – When Jean-Claude Juncker became European Commission President five years ago, he confronted...   прочети повече

Germany’s Divided Soul (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 25.09.2019   By  Dalia Marin   Eastern Germans vote, think, and feel differently than western Germans do, as the results of the September 1 regional elections make clear. To help tackle the underlying economic causes of this divide, the federal government should introduce incentives to encourage foreign investment in the east of the country. MUNICH – This November, Germany will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But the country is in a gloomy mood,...   прочети повече

Two Systems, One World (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 23.09.2019   By Joschka Fischer   Like the twentieth-century Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the new rivalry between China and the West is a contest between fundamentally incompatible political systems. And the idea that freedom and democracy will prevail can no longer be taken for granted. BERLIN – With the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaching, the issue of freedom has returned to the fore in Moscow and Hong Kong, albeit under...   прочети повече

What Russia Thinks About Multilateralism (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 25.08.2019   By  Alexander Gabuev , Elena Chernenko   While many in the West wring their hands over the plight of the postwar rules-based international order, it is often assumed that Russia would welcome a new era of unilateralism and great-power politics. But in reality, the Russian leadership's perspective on multilateralism is more complicated than that. MOSCOW – When Russians hear paeans to the “rules-based” order, their standard rejoinder is to...   прочети повече

Speaking Truth to Power (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 24.08.2019   By  Joseph S. Nye, Jr.   Many partisans accused President George W. Bush of lying and pressuring the intelligence community to produce intelligence to justify a war that Bush had already chosen. But the situation was complicated, and to understand the problems of speaking truth to power, we must clear away the myths. CAMBRIDGE – US President Donald Trump’s nomination of John Ratcliffe, a highly partisan Congressman with little international experience, to...   прочети повече

The European Parliament’s Misguided Ambitions (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 23.08.2019   By Ana Palacio   The European Union's core institutions are undergoing leadership successions while besieged by well-known internal and external challenges. And yet, at a time when the EU desperately needs to be able to act effectively, it seems simply to be engaging in more political jockeying. MADRID – In moments of political transition, initial signals make all the difference, because they set the tone for the process that follows. As new leaders take over the...   прочети повече

Deeper meanings of the Hong Kong protests. Is China a gamechanger or yet another winner?

България, балканите и света 18.08.2019   By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarević   Does our history only appear overheated, while it is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in front of us: destiny or future? Theory loves to teach us that extensive debates on what kind of economic system is most conductive to human wellbeing is what consumed most of our...   прочети повече

Is Von Der Leyen the Leader Europe Needs? (project-syndicate)

България, балканите и света 31.07.2019   By Dominique Moisi   Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is far from being a bad choice to be the next president of the European Commission. Yet, alongside the general sense of relief that EU leaders managed to agree on a candidate, a nagging doubt remains as to whether Europe will really have the best person – and team – at the helm. PARIS – Charles de Gaulle had “a certain idea of France.” But does Ursula von der Leyen, the next president of...   прочети повече