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FLASH June 6, 2015-II

The second part of our selection of ideas expressed on twitter by the participants of London Conference is referring to hot issues of the today international system, as UK role in the world, crisis in the South China Sea and Middle East, Russia’s imperial assertiveness, Minsk agreements and its shortcomings, the future of EU, challenges for Europe, Pax Americana (is US in retreat?), China’s rise, etc.  There were ideas expressed during the first day of the Chatham House Conference in London (June 1-2, 2015). 

FLASH June 6, 2015-I

Chatham House reunion has been attended by high politicians and famous experts. According to the site of that reunion developed in London between June 1-2 , 2015 , “The international system and its institutions look increasingly unable to deal with the political, technological and societal challenges of the 21st century. Globalization is increasing state-to-state competition, politically as well as economically. A changing geopolitical context, defined in part by rising powers and emerging threats, is forcing a reassessment of priorities and approaches in diplomacy and international security. 

The Annual University on Conflicts and Development

Within the context of numerous violations of Minsk II agreement and rumors/predictions of resuming fighting in the Eastern Ukraine, the Center for Cultural Relations - Caucasian House, one of the leading Georgian NGO, organized between 18-24 May, 2015, in Batumi, the Annual University on Conflicts and Development. It was highlighted how the annexation of Crimea has diminished the strategic importance of Abkhazia for Russia; the differences between the “national projects” of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and how these projects have impacted their recent treaties “on alliance and strategic partnership (of Abkhazia)/ integration (of South Ossetia)” with Russian Federation.

FLASH May 28, 2015

On May 26, Chinese Ministry of National defense, has released China’s Military Strategy. Of course, it is a significant move of the political leadership in Beijing to issue in the present circumstances such a document destined to be course of action for the main directions of  national military policy . The bewilder landscape of the today world system is recognized in the document from the first sentences of the document alongside the main targets of China.

FLASH MAY 25, 2015

This century is Asia’s moment in time. Europe was gradually replaced as a center of the world system  as a consequence of the incredible rise of China. The main great powers already involved in the new “great game” of 21st century in Central Asia are USA, China and Russia. How are they considering their own chances in that hard to believe dangerous game and which are their strategy to reach the projected targets?