Eastern Europe in 3-Way Tug of War with EU, US and Russia

As COVID-19 payments begin disbursement throughout European Member states, the EU Commission has found renewed interest in the affairs of Eastern European states. Additionally, as the EU seeks to establish its viability, and replace the gaping hole left by the United Kingdom, greater attention is being given to those states. According to an official European…

Italy Fortifies Security on Economy and Migration

In August 2011, Italy agreed to 65 billion dollars in austerity measures meted out by the European Union. The reverberations of the world Financial Crises of 2008 cracked veneer of Europe’s largest socioeconomic pact. With southern European nations like Italy and Greece at the forefront of the fray, many saw major economic retraction in their…

A Cost the World Can No Longer Afford

On the first week of a new year and a new decade, one of the largest economy in the world indirectly attacked the 26th largest economy by killing one of its most beloved generals. The Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was killed in an airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq just three days into the new year. Incidentally,…

Toolkit Essentials: Diplomatic Segue

According to international relations analysts and political theory, there are two kinds of power: Hard Power and Soft Power.  Gunships, nuclear weapons and capable standing military fall squarely under hard power, while Diplomacy lies quietly under the banner of soft Power. We would be remiss not to acknowledge that both kinds of power wield palpable…

Bolivia Refocuses Fight for Socioeconomic Stability

Just this past October, Bolivian president Evo Morales and his team launched a new project to combat drug trafficking in his nation. The Centro Regional de Inteligencia Antinarcoticos or CERIAN, as it is called will nationalize the push to find, prosecute and eliminate the scourge that has plagued many Latin American nations for decades. According…