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Will Romania stay united?

Published at: 30-11-2018

Posted on: November 30th, 2018 by RaduC No Comments

Such a question, asked on the 100th aniversary of the Great Unification, might be called a blasphemy. And yet, I believe that we would be seriously misguided to imagine that, no matter how the country is run, it is condemned to remain unchanged. It would be a grave mistake to imagine that the invaluable event […]

Patriot missiles on clay launchers

Published at: 22-06-2018

Posted on: June 22nd, 2018 by RaduC No Comments

Romania is in a frantic race to modernize its military arsenal. It is a race which involves significant costs for the lowest European budget relative to its economy. These costs make Romania`s defense budget the second largest as a percentage of budgetary revenues among NATO countries, behind the US. And yet, these expensive steps will […]

Colibasanu, Geopolitical Futures: “World wars tend to be recurrent”

Published at: 19-04-2018

Posted on: April 19th, 2018 by RaduC No Comments

My guest this week is Ms Antonia Colibasanu, a well-known geopolitical analyst with Geopolitical Futures where she is the Chief Operating Officer, a capacity in which she works closely with the founder of the organization, the celebrated geopolitical forecaster and strategist George Friedman. RC: Antonia, thank you for accepting my invitation. We continue to live […]

“Romania`s big problem is indecision”

Published at: 06-10-2017

Posted on: October 6th, 2017 by RaduC No Comments

This is the  interview posted a week ago with Professor Dan Dungaciu, Director of the Political Sciences and International Relations Institute of the Romanian Academy continued. RC: In the last few weeks the army seemed to be publicly facing three major problems of financial nature: the obscenely high pensions of some officers which adversely impacted the reputation […]

“Security, too serious to leave it to the generals”

Published at: 29-09-2017

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by RaduC No Comments

This week, after quite a while, I have again a distinguished guest with whom I intend to address the ever topical subject for Romania: security and its vulnerabilities at the crossroads of the great geostrategic interests. And one of the most knowledgeable speakers on this subject is Professor Dan Dungaciu, Director of the Political Sciences […]

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