Tag: Russia

The 2014 coup d’état and the Ukrainian crisis

In regard to the 2014 Kyiv Coup, according to Paul Craig Roberts, Washington used its funded NGOs ($5 billion according to Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland at the National Press Club in December 2013) to begin street protests when the elected Ukrainian Government turned down the offer to join the European Union […]

Reading article for credit course “Global Politics: Theories, International Relations & Security”: “NATO Enlargement, The Balkans and Russia”

The escalation of tensions between the NATO military alliance and Russian Federation has become the most critical issue within the domain of contemporary international relations. The potential for devastation on a global scale as a consequence of an eventual direct military confrontation has increased exponentially […]

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 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 […]

Article by Vladislav B. Sotirovic: “From The History of Anti-Russian Policy: The First Balkan Alliance (1866−1868)”

The creation of the First Balkan Alliance against the Ottoman Empire in 1866–1868 in the light of territorial requirements of the Balkan states and nations at the expense of the decreasing power of the Ottoman authorities and the Ottoman state integration was the first political-military treaty on the mutual cooperation by the Christian Balkan states and nations. The secret paragraphs of bilateral military-political contracts between Greece and Serbia and Serbia and Montenegro in regard to territorial inheritance of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans are the most important points of the treaty.

Serbia became a leader of the Balkan coalition and the main champion of the idea that the “Eastern Question” had to be resolved by the Balkan peoples in the war against the Ottoman Empire without interference of the great European powers. The pivotal impetus for the making of the First Balkan Alliance came from the side of Serbia’s prince Mihailo I Obrenovic (1860−1868) whose predominate political task in the foreign policy was to create a South Slavic state under the Serbian leadership, which would be composed by all South Slavic territories in the Ottoman Empire. For that purpose he needed a cooperation of the other Balkan Christian states and the peoples as Serbia was not strong enough to solely defeat the Ottoman Empire. The most reasonable solution was to create a joint Balkan military-political defensive-offensive coalition which will military defeat the Ottoman Empire and expel the Ottoman authorities from the Balkans as a fundamental precondition for the creation of the united South Slavic state in the Balkans…