In this first interview by Pecunia et Bellum, we discussed sensitive political and geopolitical matters with Dany Albaaj, a former Syrian Diplomat who witnessed the changes in Syria first hand. We note that the views or calculations expressed by the interviewee do not in any way reflect the opinions of the Pecunia et Bellum team members, individually or collectively.
The Blueprint for International Relations (or how to read the World)
If you only have ten minutes to understand what is happening globally, read this.
The Chronicle of the Catalan Question
By Maria Giannakopoulou, The right of a people to self-determination is a striking and of highest importance right in the domain of modern international law. Going back to history, we spot the first time of its reference during the Westphalian Era, when the first European states as known today begun taking shape and appeared determined … Continue reading The Chronicle of the Catalan Question
Black Swans and Black Sheep
What do the Black Swans of Bosnia have in common with the Azov Battallion of Ukraine?
Soft-Power and the concept of ‘Mosaic Diplomacy’.
International politics could be compared to a mosaic which depicts power, both hard and soft.
How Macron took lessons from de Gaulle’s Playbook
The Turkish-Russian Nuclear Cooperation
Can Turkey become a nuclear power with the help of Russia?
The conflict between Law and Power in Ukraine
By Stefanos Michelakakis, George Monopatis and Alexandros Sainidis Think of International Law as a set of rules that bind the states which have signed them. In many cases there are conventions that almost all the countries of the International Community are member-states of. These include the United Nations charter, the provisions of which are the … Continue reading The conflict between Law and Power in Ukraine
Chinese Thought and the Structure of Global Power
Becoming the biggest player in history
Can Video Games Make Wars Less Atrocious?
Final Fantasy Tactics games are a good influence regarding International Humanitarian Law
Debunking the confusion between Grand Strategy and Foreign Policy
Two basic tools.
A Biden Future
New Year – New US President
The Tigrayan Conflict
In the present, Ethiopia is experiencing a bloody civil war between the Federal Government and the state of Tigray.
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The Evolution of Terrorism
Did you know that terrorism is a phenomenon that started towards the end of the 19th century?
Does MAD apply to Greco-Turkish relations?
Neither Greece nor Turkey are nuclear powers. Would the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) still apply to the two Aegean neighbours?
In need of reliable neighbours
By Nickolaos Angelis The “holy” relationship between the two Nations dates back to ancient times, when, during the epoch of the Maccabean wars against the Syrian yoke, the relations between Sparta and Judaea were renewed. This time the initiative was taken by the successful brother of Judas, Jonathan, in the last years of his reign … Continue reading In need of reliable neighbours
Piercing Rain: Battle of Crécy
How did a simple medieval battle an important piece of military history? An analysis by George Monopatis
The Kurdish Strategic Impasse and Deir ez-Zor
By Nickolaos Angelis Since the beginning of the war in Syria, the Kurds have opposed Assad by fighting in eastern Syria against the Syrian army in both Hasakah and Qamishly. An example of Kurdish participation in the war was the “Northern Sun Battalion on the side of the anti-regime Free Syrian Army, which played a … Continue reading The Kurdish Strategic Impasse and Deir ez-Zor
China: The Challenger
By George Monopatis It is common knowledge in international fora that China is the number 2 power in the international system. However, the tricky part consists of identifying the means of achieving the status of a world order challenger. Perhaps the straightforward answer to this question derives from the country’s geography. In a geopolitical sense … Continue reading China: The Challenger