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Realpolitik and the European Union. Chapter 11. Europe in the World. Part II. Russia, energy, demography.

The theme of Chapters 10 and 11 is the tension between a shrinking Europe living in an expanding world of nation states, while all the while seeking to dis-establish European nation states which experience global developments differentially. Chapter 10 discusses … Continue reading

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Barbarians bringing tribute to the emperor, Salisbury Review, Spring 2012, vol.30. no.3.pp.13-15

The next few years are likely to witness strains in the US-China relations, as Beijing moves away from former leader, Deng Xiao Ping’s advice, encapsulated in the phrase: “Observe developments soberly, maintain our position, meet challenges calmly, hide our capacities … Continue reading

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