Geopolemics Overview

27 September 2017
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New Page 1 GEOPOLITICAL PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 2017   BREXIT BRITAIN;   TURKMENISTAN: SCRAPING DEMOCRACY’S BARREL;     EGYPT AFTER THE ARAB SPRING   BREXIT BRITAIN: DIVIDED, DEADLOCKED AND DISCONNECTED Last addressed by us in July, it is incontestable that this drama has rolled on without future options becoming any more clear. Prime Minister May made a long heralded speech, symbolically for Europe, in Florence Italy , that purportedly sought ‘to go official’  [ Read More ]

1 September 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2017   SCANDINAVIA LEADS THE WORLD;  SYRIA & IRAQ: NOW WHAT ABOUT THE KURDS?;  NORTH KOREA PUSHES ITS LUCK!   SCANDINAVIA LEADS THE WORLD   For the past seventeen years we have published annually (and updated) ‘World Audit,’ our Democracy league table, ranking those (now 154) nations with populations in excess of one million, and publishing, together with relevant details. The information we receive from our data  [ Read More ]

4 August 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN   AUGUST 2017 POLAND HUNGARY & THE REFUGEES;   SYRIA THE MALIGNED;   World Democracy Audit UPDATED   EUROPE & ITS IMMIGRANTS In this August ’17 issue, we flag up the continuing massive exodus from the equatorial south, seeking to live and work in Europe. Sara Bielecki assesses their impact on the existing refugees and the authoritarian-inclined nations of Central Europe. Europe’s Unwelcome IMMIGRANTS : ‘The New Sea Peoples’ ‘The  [ Read More ]

30 June 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN   JULY 2017   BREXIT;   RUSSIA;  IRAN BREXIT MEANS…. CONFUSION   Our July reports cover three highly sensitive topics.   Britain’s putative ‘Brexit’ from the European Union is brought right up to date alongside a description of the parlous state of the UK government, following the surprise election and the demolition of its former parliamentary majority. It has now concluded a deal with a minor (Northern Ireland) party  [ Read More ]

28 June 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN JUNE 2017   SYRIA; NORTH KOREA;  THE BALKANS   VIOLENCE: THE REALITY AND THE THREAT   In this June issue, we offer three reports: Syria: where we take a long look at what probably remains the most dangerous place on earth…overdue for resolution! North Korea, after a lengthy lay-off by NN, the nuclear menace that surrounds the ‘Secret Kingdom’ is probed; as also is the ‘destabilised’ Balkans, where violence  [ Read More ]

26 April 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL PRESS RELEASE MAY 2017   FRANCE’S NEXT PRESIDENT; HEZBOLLAH- THE REAL STORY;  AFGHANISTAN: THE ISIS THREAT   FRANCE’S NEXT PRESIDENT France – Under threat from Marine Le Pen to take them out of the EU, the French electorate in the 1st stage of the presidential election have nevertheless sent her through to the final vote on Sunday 7th May. Contrary to widespread expectations that she would come top in the  [ Read More ]

3 April 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL PRESS RELEASE APRIL 2017 BRITAIN QUITS THE EU;  SANITY PREVAILS IN NETHERLANDS; SAUDI SEEKS A RE-SET       BRITAIN LEAVES THE EU: WHAT NEXT?     In March the European Union celebrated the 60th anniversary of its foundation, the Treaty of Rome, which established the European Economic Community – leading on to the European Union. For 44 of those years the UK has been in full membership. After  [ Read More ]

1 March 2017
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  GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN MARCH 2017   REFERENDUM VOTE – THE WHO’S AND THE WHY’S UK politics is now almost entirely dominated by BREXIT and it is likely to remain that way for all of the two years of negotiations shortly to commence, and for whatever follows. This is also of vital interest to the remaining 27 EU nations, in several of which the populist nationalism exhibited within the UK, is  [ Read More ]

1 February 2017
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GEOPOLITICAL BULLETIN FEBRUARY 2017   THE RISE OF POPULISM; BREXIT: ‘DIVIDED WE WAIT’;  THE END OF ISIS?   THE RISE OF POPULIST NATIONALISM We face this as a difficult year, reflected in all of the three articles here. ‘The Rise of Populism’ by Sara Bielecki, sets the scene for key nation states of Europe, reviewing their state of play and their prospects. These are showing evidence of a worrying nationalism, quite  [ Read More ]

1 February 2017
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  WORLDAUDIT BULLETIN JANUARY 2017 The State of World Democracy in January 2017   We present our seventeenth annual survey of democracy, where we review those 154 of the world’s nations with a minimum one million population, by the criteria of Human Rights, Political Rights, Freedom of the Media and [Absence] of Corruption.  We are indebted to “Freedom House” and “Transparency International” for the use of their data, as we  [ Read More ]