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Geopolitical storm and an unclear future - the Khashoggi case



In front of a growing wave of criticism, coming from all the cardinal and institutional points, for the decision to withdraw the US troops from Syria (taken inadvertently on Dec. 19), on December 23, President Trump wrote on twitter:

@realDonaldTrump:
President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey has very strongly informed me that he will eradicate whatever is left of ISIS in Syria ... and he is a man who can do it plus, Turkey is right 'next door.' Our troops are coming home!
8:54 PM - 23 Dec 2018 ".
Trump's decision, following a telephone conversation with Turkish leader Erdogan, triggered an unexpected resignation of Secretary of Defense, General Mattis (operational since February next year) and motivated by the absence of "geopolitical chemistry", ie different orientations against the allies and enemies, Mattis being already considered the "last adult in the room" capable of harnessing the boss of the White House, as well as a hostile reaction by the representatives of the legislatures of both parties, and especially of the note, of Israel .
Of course, on a more informed analysis, the decision was not as unexpected as it is believed. Information that exploded in the international press after Trump's announcement shows that it was a secret understanding of further developments in Syria. Here is the Israeli source this secret understanding: "The Russian forces currently in Syria will take action to curb Hezbollah and Iranian activity there, according to Israel, the United States, Jordan and Saudi Arabia with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and Jordanian official confirmed to Israel Hayom[...]
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Corporatists’ frustrating symbiosis..

Most of my FB friends are frustrated and angered. They went again to the protests, fulfilling their obligations of citizens, but yesterday’s protests seem again futile, as politicians in power did not listen to them. The bad news is that there is no easy solution. A systemic setup resulted from Romania's fast integration into EU and NATO, prevents a quick fix.
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SUA-UE: UN NOU INCEPUT ?

De la accederea lui Donald Trump la Casa Alba , relatiile bilaterale SUA-UE pareau sa fi intrat intr-o perioada nefasta. Orientarile conservatoare vadite de D. Trump din timpul campaniei prezidentiale,  evidenta radacinilor ideologiei sale in atitudinile teoretice ale unor  Patrick Buchanan sau Steve Bannon ( in general site-ul Breitbart ) au aratat Europei ca noul presedinte american se va pozitiona ca oponent al valorilor neoliberale. Mai mult, sprijinul lui Trump pentru Brexit, atitudinea sa ambivalenta initiala fata de NATO si alte institutii a caror coloana vertebrala este o puternica legatura transatlantica- consfintind o dominatia sistemica a Occidentului in ansamblu in perimetrul Pax Americana, dar si fata de UE au inceput sa fie  o preocupare permanenta pentru decidentii europeni...Neindoielnic, trebuie sa ne intrebam si sa schitam un raspuns ( identificand o motivatie ) la aceasta extraordinara schimbare de politica externa a SUA ( Casa Alba ) . Si , mai ales, sa intelegem posibila ei semnificatie  geopolitica, atat pe planul relatiilor viitoare ale SUA cu UE, cat si in ansamblul strategiei Trump de croire a unei noi ordini internationale.