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Video for the credit course: “Global Politics: Theories, International Relations and Security”: Brzezinski on the World: Foreign Policy (October 2015)

Former national security adviser Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski discusses the United States’ relations with Russia and China, and the importance of developing a better strategic approach towards China as a rising power. He also reflects on his role in shaping U.S.-China relations as a member of the Carter administration […]

Reading article for the credit course “Global Politics: Theories, International Relations and Security”: “Russia and the new geopolitics of oil”

There are several major aspects, which have changed the basics of Russia’s approach to this market. One of the factors is the aforementioned crisis in European refinery industry due to weak demand and increased competition of product supplies from refineries in other parts of the world (primarily Asia and the U.S., but also the Middle East). Another factor is the changed tax regime in Russia […]

Article by Vladislav B. Sotirovic: “The 1915−1916 Armenian Genocide: An Ideology, Course and Consequences”, 2015

A massive destruction of the Ottoman (Orthodox Christian) Armenian population in 1915−1916 is probably the greatest atrocity committed during the WWI and for sure a first 20th century case of the genocide as up to 1.500.000 ethnic Armenians were executed by the Ottoman authorities and their collaborators (the Kurds) […]

Article by Vladislav B. Sotirovic: “The Destabilization of Macedonia? Greater Albania and the Process of ‘Kosovization'”, 2015

The last open armed conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – FYROM (former Socialist Republic of Macedonia as one of six federal republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is just an expected continuation of constant tensions between the ethnic Albanians and the Macedonian Slavs during the last quarter of century […]