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Epos converses with Mr. Germano Dottori

by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Giovanbattista Varricchio has interviewed for EPOS WorldView Mr. Germano Dottori, expert in strategic studies at LUISS University in Rome and Editorial Adviser for the Italian geopolitical journal "Limes". Mr. Dottori has partecipated in the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security in Russia. In the following exclusive interview, Mr. Dottori shares with us his point of view about his experience in Moscow, focusing on the issues of global and regional security, international terrorism, security problems in Europe and Asia-Pacific region, and the role of defence agencies in the world

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by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

Newly elected President Igor Dodon is pushing Moldova  back to the East side of the continent. He is the head of the Moldovan Socialist Party and won presidential elections in November 2016  against the pro-Western candidate Maia Sandu. Dodon presented himself as a man of dialogue that wants to restore good relations with Russia. He asked to the Commission of the Eurasian Union to consider the admission of his country as observer in the organization. What might be the geopolitical effects of this decision? What will the challenges that the Moldovan leadership is asked to address?



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by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Gazprom-European Commission relations have been in a state of ferment in recent months because of the investigation into Gazprom that began on 4 September 2012, with charges against it of abusing a dominant market position. This took place after the introduction of the so-called "Third Energy Package" by the European Commission. The package calls for an 'unbundling' between gas distributors and gas producers to allow access to energy transportation to other companies, the so-called 'third parties', and avoid problems regarding monopolies or abuse of dominant market positions and price-fixing collusions. In this exclusive article for EPOS Gregorio Baggiani investigates and focuses on the issue, depicting the scenario and analysing all the positions in the field



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EU enlargement: Moscow-Belgrade relations

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 09:13

by Franz Gustincich (EPOS)

EPOS Notepad

Michael Davenport, Head of EU delegation in Serbia, talks about the delicate issue of the relations between Moscow and Belgrade in the perspective of Serbia's EU membership

From EPOS correspondent in Belgrade Franz Gustincich

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by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Since the outbreak of the severe crisis in Ukraine at the end of 2013, Romania and Bulgaria have played a role of great importance as far as the control of the Western Black Sea in NATO is concerned. Romania is afraid of the destabilization of Moldova, due to the possible incorporation of Transnistria, Moldova's separatist republic with a majority of Russian or Slavic population into the Russian sphere of influence. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses all the political involvements and interests of the South-East European countries in the Ukrainian crisis, focusing on the relations among Russia, Europe and NATO, and highlighting the qualitative difference of the strategies compared to the past, until the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis



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by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Russia-Afghanistan relations date back to the 19th century. The Soviet-Afghan War of 1979-1989 still insistently projects its shadow between Russia and Afghanistan, making it quite difficult for the two countries to establish new relations. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses the current relations between the two countries, focusing on the interests of Moscow in Afghanistan and the attitude of Afghanistan towards the big Euro-asian country. The author points out and discuss clearly Russia's role in the great game in Central Asia



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EU-Russia-U.S. Energy Relations

Friday, 07 August 2009 10:55
by Angelantonio Rosato (EPOS)
EPOS Insights

In an episode that has become all too familiar, the European Union’s announcement last spring that it will finance the modernization of Ukraine’s gas pipeline system sparked tensions with Moscow, again.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s reaction to the news of the EU-Ukraine announcement left little room for ambiguity: “If Russia’s interests are going to be ignored, we will be compelled to begin reviewing the principles of our relations with our partners”It’s a never-ending drama – the gas crisis between Moscow and Kiev. So far the EU has played quite a passive role, but this could change in the future. And it remains to be seen what part the U.S. will play.

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Terrorist Attack in Moscow

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 16:45
by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
EPOS Insights

The terrorist attack at Domodedovo airport in Moscow on 25 January 11 can just be characterized as another inhuman act perpetrated by the terrorists. If the reports are to be believed, it is the Chechen terrorists who committed this barbarous act. The Chechen terrorist leader, Doku Umarov has claimed responsibility for this attack, and threatened more such attacks in near future.

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