February 2015 | Arhiva | publicatii - Politica La Est

FLASH February 2015 - 1

FLASH February 2015 - 1
 
                                               Mihail E. Ionescu Ph. D.
 
Is Piketty right? A critique from China. I suppose many have heard about the success of Thomas Piketty's book, published over a year ago. Its central thesis is that when the rate of return on capital is greater than the rate of economic growth, there will likely be an unequal distribution of wealth and humanity will be divided between a small minority of super-rich and the rest ("We are the 99%"), a situation bound to create social unrest. So there will be widespread instability – wars, revolutions, extremist political movements etc. 

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FLASH Februarie 2015 - 1

1. ARE DREPTATE PIKKETY ? O CRITICA DIN CHINA . Cred ca foarte multi au auzit de succesul cartii lui Thomas Picketty , odata cu aparitia ei acum mai bine de un an . Teza  ei  principala este ca , datorita faptului ca  rata de profit a capitalului este mai mare decat cresterea economica globala, inegalitatea  este sortita sa se adanceasca, polarizand umanitatea intre o mana de ultrabogati si restul ( “noi suntem 9 la suta “) saraci,  iar tensiunile sociale se vor adanci provocand explozii uriase. Asadar, la orizont o instabilitate generalizata, concretizata in razboaie, revolutii, miscari politice extremiste, etc. 

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WEHRKUNDE-2015

WEHRKUNDE-2015

       20 februarie 2015
 
In acest an, la 5-6 februarie, a avut loc la Munchen traditionala reuniune de securitate internationala, ajunsa déjà la a 51-a editie. “Parintele” acestui for de dezbatere asupra dosarelor arzatoare ale securitatii internationale, cunoscutul diplomat german W. Ischinger, a asigurat in acest an un  raport , sugestiv intitulat Collapsing Order, Reluctant Guardians?”(http://www.eventanizer.com/MSC2015/MunichSecurityReport2015.pdf   ), definind , din multiple unghiuri , rascrucea la care se afla in acest moment ordinea internationala . Ceea ce expertii numesc “liberal world order 2.0 “, instalata dupa al Doilea Razboi Mondial si finisata la sfarsitul Razboiului Rece , se afla azi sub provocari uriase. 

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WEHRKUNDE- Munich 2015

WEHRKUNDE- Munich 2015

February 20, 2015
       The 51st Munich Security Conference has taken place on February 5th – 6th. The ”parent” of this annual forum, the well-known German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, has penned a suggestively titled report Collapsing Order, Reluctant Guardians?(http://www.eventanizer.com/MSC2015/MunichSecurityReport2015.pdf), defining, from different vantage points, the historic crossroads the international order find itself at. What experts call “liberal world order 2.0. “, installed after World War II and completed at the end of the Cold War, is nowadays faced with significant challenges. 

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Towards Europe?! Straddling Fault Lines and Choosing Sides in the South Caucasus

Towards Europe?! Straddling Fault Lines and
Choosing Sides in the South Caucasus
Policy Recommendations Study Group Regional Stability in the South Caucasus
 
The on-going crisis in Ukraine simultaneously distracts and colours perceptions about recent events in the South Caucasus. The international community devotes  as much attention on the Ukraine crisis as it has failed to devote on the conflicts in the South Caucasus. While the Ukraine crisis reminds experts of how regional tensions led to full-blown war twenty years ago, Western leaders seem to be oblivious of the fact that yet another frozen conflict is being concocted at Russia’s periphery, between the European Union and the Eurasian landmass. This also means that the West is no closer to a clearer understanding of the tensions in the South Caucasus, as the sources of those tensions recede ever further into the past, making resolution more difficult.

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