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Has China Won?

Has China Won? Asks Kishore Mahbubani in his book and presents numerous approaches to answer this question and the related debates. At the very first sentences of this review, I must admit that I haven’t evaluated before the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and China in a way that Mahbubani does in his book. For instance, […]

What I learned from Bill Gates?

Main takeaways: Our laws and regulations are outdated, those should be updated. We have a goal to get to zero. The goals should be paired with specific plans. We should build a climate consensus and raise awareness. To tackle climate disaster, we need to invest more in R&D, science, and engineering. Bill Gates suggests making […]

Belt and Road Initiative and Europe: Hungary (Policy Paper)

Main Findings: Hungary has become the central point of Chinese economic engagement in Central and Eastern Europe. Positioning as a Central European country provides Hungary with the advantage of cheaper labour. As the European Union member state, access right to the Single Market is crucial for the country’s importance in the eyes of Beijing. Complex […]

Belt and Road Initiative and Europe

Introduction From the 15th century to modern times, the destiny of countries and peoples in Africa, Asia and the Americas was formed by the developments and decisions made in Europe, later on the United States of America (Rachman 2016). However, the Western hegemony in global affairs now is teetering. Whereas the Western power is declining, […]

BRI and Chinese World Order

  From 15th century to modern times, the destiny of countries and peoples in Africa, Asia and the America was formed by developments and decisions made in Europe, later on the United States of America (Rachman 2016). However, the Western hegemony in the global affairs now is teetering. Whereas the Western power is declining, Asia; […]

Statelessness in Latvia

Latvia is a quite colorful and interesting country, it has a unique appearance and a rich culture. Latvia became independent in 1991 after long-term Soviet Union rule. Following the centuries of Swedish, Polish and Russian rule, the territory of Latvia was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II which resulted in the loss of […]

EU Cybersecurity Act

13 September 2017 Commission adopted Cybersecurity package. ENISA was founded by 10 March 2004, the mandate of ENISA will expire in 2020. European Union Agency for Network and Information Security –ENISA- is the core element of an EU Cyber resilience framework. With this package: Mitigate problems such as the fragmentation of policies and approaches to […]

U.S. – Taiwan Relations

United States of America – Taiwan (official name: Republic of China) relations have been unofficial since 1979. U.S. changed its diplomatic recognition of China from Taipei (ROC) to Beijing (PRC). The decision was taken by Carter Administration, with three communiqués that the U.S. acknowledges PRC as the ‘’sole legal government of China’’ and Taiwan is […]

Interview with Robert Schuddeboom, Consul General of Netherlands in Istanbul

You are from Amsterdam, and now; you are working at Istanbul. Are you missing Amsterdam? Yes and No, as I really like being in Istanbul. Of course, Amsterdam is a beautiful city like Istanbul. Amsterdam is a very compact city. In one hour you can walk from central station to the outside of the old […]

City of “Peace of Westphalia”

Historical Backround The Thirty Years’ War was a series of wars in Central Europe between 1618 and 1648. Although it seems to be mainly based on religion (Protestant and Catholic conflict) indeed it has started the birth process of the national state. In this war the religion used by certain power of Europe as an […]
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