THE THINKING OF FUTURE
WE REVEAL ALL THE SECRETS OF WORLD POLITICS

Author: Parvin Darabadi

Japan-U.S. Military-Political Alliance: From "Nuclear Umbrella" to "Alliance of Hope"

2015-06-10 12:44:39

It is no secret that Japan is a nation that exerts significant influence upon the geopolitical and geo-economic processes around the world and the vast Asia-Pacific region in particular. The posture of the U.S. that retains its exceptional status of the only superpower in the world largely depends on the relations with Japan, because in light of the weakening position of Washington in the international arena in the last decade the availability of allies plays an increasing role. In the post-war period, the U.S. assumed the position of a nation that ensured military-political security of Japan, defeated in the World War II. Throughout half of the century, they reliably covered the "Land of the Rising Sun'' with their ''nuclear umbrella''. This, in turn, has enabled the demilitarized Japan to transform into of the most powerful economic centers of the world in a short historical period.

Geopolitical Realities in the Caspian Region in the Context of Shaping of New World Order

2015-06-01 11:59:14

World political map, formed in the early XXI century, increasingly resembles an utterly motley mosaic, where world and regional powers are neighboring small states that are affected by global and inter-civilizational problems, in one way or another. They are manifested in qualitatively new geopolitical circumstances, when in the wake of the collapse of the world's socialist system and its superstructure – Soviet Union – in the early 1990s, the U.S. made its bid for monocentric world, proclaiming nearly the entire planet the zone of its self-interests. The most distinctive place in this geo-strategy belongs to the geopolitical body – the heart of the world – Eurasia.

Napoleon Bonaparte and India: Unrealized Geopolitical Project

2015-05-12 12:16:56

One of the greatest endeavors of Napoleon I Bonaparte was march on India envisaged jointly with Russia for the early XIX century. Eventually, that carefully classified operation would be labelled as a ''fantastic, utopic and surreal project''. Geopolitically thinking Napoleon, who unlike England could not boast sufficient naval power, was aiming to inflict ''lethal'' blow upon the foggy Albion, by means of invading the crown jewel of the British Empire – India. In this endeavor of the 90s of the XVIII century, he unexpectedly found an ally – Russian Emperor Paul I – a staunch opponent of the French revolutionary ideas.

China and Russia Across the Latin America

2015-05-07 13:40:44

It is a fact that China has become more consistent and energetic in the pursuit of a superpower status in the aftermath of the dissolution of the USSR. And China has all the reasons for that: leadership position in terms of demographics, dynamically developing economy, international trade with global outreach and ever-growing gold and foreign exchange reserves that are crucial for the stability of the international financial system, including the one of the United States. China can rightfully pride itself with the largest army in the world, impressive and continuously evolving missile-nuclear capabilities and achievements in the field of space technologies.

A South Caucasus knot: multi pass "geopolitical game"

2015-05-06 14:22:28

Geopolitical rivalry of the West and Russia for energy resources in the Caspian region, indirectly manifested in the South Caucasus that erupted since the end of the 80s of the last century in the form of ethno-territorial conflicts since the mid 90s switched from land to sea, and acquired after a more visible outline after Contract of the Century signed in Baku in September 20, 1994. The process to involve South Caucasus and the Caspian countries in the region into their "geopolitical game" at "Caspian chessboard has been started by world and regional powers. Azerbaijan appeared in the center of direct geopolitical interests of world and regional powers, as it was in the previous century, because of its extremely important geographical position in the Caspian region.

Sanctions in Modern International Politics: Reciprocal Knockdowns?

2014-11-28 12:00:14

The so-called "sanctions'' are coercive measures imposed on a state (part of its territory or certain individuals) which fail to comply with obligations stemming from liabilities within the international legal relationship. In the meantime, the economic sanctions are interim measures that are more punishing, than verbal condemnations, but milder than use of military force. They are imposed both by certain states and by major international organizations such as the UN Security Council, European Union and etc.

Secret operations in the Caucasus between WWI and WWII

2014-11-07 10:24:17

Second quarter of the XX is characterized by unfolding of a fierce geopolitical rivalry around one of the world's most significant geopolitical and geo-economic regions – the Caucasus. This was a rational carry-over of a geo-historical process that had lasted in this region in the previous two centuries. It was no coincidence that a classic of German geopolitics Karl Haushofer incorporated the Caucasus into the world map of ''fighting zones along continent's borders'' together with ''historically known zones of struggle'' – the Bosphorus, Gibraltar, Suez Canal zone and other conflictogenic areas of the early XX century.

"Clash of Civilizations" or Samuel Huntington's Neoatlantism

2014-09-19 10:53:36

Theory of the ''clash of civilizations'' is known to have been introduced by the American scientist of the Harvard University Samuel Huntington, and first published in an article titled ''Clash of Civilizations?'' in the renowned American magazine ''Foreign Affairs'' in the summer of 1993. Eventually, it was released as a book. According to Huntington, the face of the modern world is defined by the existence of the number of civilizations: Western, Confucian, Japanese, Islamic, Indian, Slavic-Orthodox, Latin American and...

Geopolitics and World War II

2014-09-17 11:10:25

It is well-known that one of the biggest consequences of the World War I was the humiliation of Germany, based on ancient Roman principle of Vae victis (woe to the vanquished), loss of extensive territories and depredatory reparations that further spurred the need to revise the Versailles-Washington system, established by the victor nations – Great Britain, France and the U.S., and cardinal redrawing of ''geopolitically unjustified'' borders of Europe and Asia in favor of Germany and its allies – Italy and Japan. Developed by Karl Haushofer...

Geopolitics of the Arctic: game for the future

2014-08-25 10:52:26

The increasing interest of the Arctic nations in the ice continent became topical by the beginning of the 21st century after the leading nations determined their major geopolitical priorities on the dry continents. It is associated with not only the geostrategic position of the Arctic, which allows to draw a bead on the whole northern hemisphere of the planet but also with the presence of huge hydrocarbon and biological resources here. Suffice it to note the fact that the regions of the Arctic...

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