Thursday, June 30, 2011

POLITICAL CRISIS IN LATVIA: WILL THE SPLIT OF ESTABLISHMENT LEAD TO A COLLAPSE OF ETHNOCRACY?


Latvian analysts believe that political crisis in Latvia gives the Consent Center a chance to get the majority of Seim seats and enter the ruling coalition. Such outcome of elections might have led to the solution of a painful issue of political rights of “non-citizens”.

“Things that happen in Latvia after the dismissal of Seim may be compared to an effect of a brick, thrown into the anthill. Complete mess, no one understands what to do”. These are the words of a political engineer Erik Stendzenieks describe the situation in this Baltic State quite accurately. Let me remind you that in the beginning of June Latvian Seim elected Andris Bērziņš as the new President — he’s a businessman that has almost no political experience but features the support of local business elites.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ERDOĞAN’S NEW DEAL. Part I



Analysts assume that Erdoğan is willing to change the very state system of Turkey, although their imagination can’t stretch further than that statement. In fact Erdoğan’s space for maneuver is not that vast. He won’t be able to make the country turn for an Iranian-like theocratic state. Therefore, we’re rather talking about some skin-deep changes, the main purpose of which is erasing the period of boundless military rule from the memory of Turks. After all, the effective Basic Law of Turkey was written exactly by the military.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

OH-SO-DEAR EDITORS


Workaday life of the exemplary Baltic democracy or how do Lithuanian media make its living
Popular Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten has published yet another share of revelations of American diplomats, which were publicized by Julian Assange. This time the topic is the secret dispatch that U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania sent to the U.S. State Department, reporting about total corruption that Lithuanian media suffers from. According to the ambassador, corrupted press media has an entire world of Lithuanian politics and business by the throat.


Monday, June 13, 2011

NATO STRUCK SPAIN, PORTUGAL AND GREECE


Alliance will deprive economically unwell Southern European countries of their usual sources of incomes
Alliance attempt to “lose weigh” will strike those NATO members, which are better left well enough alone. Crisis-stricken European countries will lose the incomes from deployment of command centers at its territories. Preliminary negotiations inside of NATO brought no wishful solution and were characterized by the Western media as a “family quarrel because of money”.

When Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen was elected the NATO Secretary General after lengthy discussions two years ago, almost nobody paid attention to one thing he said during one of his first speeches — that from now then NATO was to adjust its plans with the financial abilities.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS IN TURKEY: STRIVING TO VICTORY THROUGH THE ISTANBUL CANAL


Quite notable recent foreign-policy activity of Turkey (especially in the Middle East) has certain domestic reasons. Voters should behold the ruling party, restoring former greatness of Turkey and making it an heir of the Ottoman Empire.

Monday, June 6, 2011

IRAN-TURKEY-SYRIA: IS THE FORECAST COMING TRUE?



It is yet unclear whether Turkey will find the stomach to invade Syria. We can’t rule out the possibility that the “leaks” regarding the prepared action are only intended to frighten Syria and Iran. Yet, if Turkey makes up its mind for this, Middle Eastern theater of war is to go through a total scenery change.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A CHICAGO YANKEE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH’S COURT: European tour of Obama



American President is not a common guest in Europe. Last time Obama visited the Old Continent two years ago. His current visit, thought, hardly resembles the visit of 2009. Despite the fact that the last time he had a trail of a man, responsible for the financial crisis, this time European disappointment in America was way more substantial.