Periodically, Spain gears itself for the enormous effort to get itself elected by the UN General Assembly a non-permanent member of the Security Council for two years.
In practice the referendum in Scotland will actually be a choice between ‘devo max’ or ‘outright independence’. Whatever the result, Salmond wins.
Some in Russia maintain that the West promised there would be no NATO expansion eastwards, even towards what was soon to be the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), in exchange for accepting German unification. The West, particularly the US, maintains there was no such commitment. Which is true?
ICT development drew young Egyptians into the outside world and opened their eyes to a wider global picture, very different from the image offered by the state-controlled media.
NATO can choose between building either bridges or borders, but it cannot ignore the vectors. Does it know what it wants? Does it want what it knows? Do its members, who have been cutting their military expenditure as a result of the crisis, know what they want, even if they agree on calling for an increase?
Internet is also subject to geography and geopolitics. There is the question of ‘technological sovereignty’ that rests not only on the State, but also on firms and their capacity for innovation.
The Israeli attack on Gaza and the downing of flight MH17 over the Eastern Ukraine have come to mark the tragic absence of Europe, the EU.
After having been rejected three times by the European Council, Albania has finally been granted candidate country status, a crucial step in its transition to democracy since 1991 and its aspiration to become a part of the EU.