Europe

NAVROZ, the new year parsi
Afghanistan, Asia, Europe, India, Will, Middle East, UK, Global Themes, Turkmenistan

NAVROZ, the new year parsi

On the last day 16 of august the parsi community of india celebrated the Navroz, your new year, the day she commits herself to renewing hope. Homes are neatly arranged, individuals wear new clothes, exchange gifts and make donations to charities. Nothing much different from Christian Christmas. Tradition of 3000 years, the parsi New Year holiday was created by the prophet Zoroaster, according to legend. But, who are zoroastrians and parsis? Zoroastrianism is considered the oldest of the known monotheistic religions, although there are controversies in this regard. It started with the revelations of Zarathustra, whom the Greeks called Zoroaster. There is not much information about your life; believed to have been born in Sogdiana, no r...
Cloister Memorial
Asia, U.S, Europe, France, Laos

Cloister Memorial

With regard to a matter from the "Fantastic" about the bombs in Laos COPE - Laos. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Today's “Fantastic” program featured a poignant story on the issue of mines that have not yet been deactivated in Laos and that cause enormous physical damage to the population. To recap the question: US bombing in Laos (1964-1973) was part of an attempt by the “Central Intelligence Agency” /C.I.A. to eradicate or group "Pathet Lao", allied to North Vietnam and the Soviet Union during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). In the context of the Cold War, o Laos, officially neutral, became one of the main battlefields between the United States and China / Soviet Union. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Americans' efforts to save ...
The end of the Multilateral System, that was never multilareal
China, U.S, Russia

The end of the Multilateral System, that was never multilareal

The World Trade Organization is not an institution that was created at the Bretton Woods Conference, in 1944. But it is possible to say that it is the result of this process, insofar as it is a direct result of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (called GATT), from the so-called Uruguay Round. This is important to consider because, together with the entire United Nations System, the WTO is one of the great symbols of the multilateral system. Since the end of World War II, States have been pursuing the path of multilateralism as their main strategy for international interaction.. The peak of this path occurred in the 1990, marked by important international conferences (como Eco-92; Vienna Conference on Human Rights; Cairo conference on p ...
Confucius and the Corona Virus
China, South Korea, Spain, U.S, Europe, Italy, Japan

Confucius and the Corona Virus

A man stands in a nearly empty street during the Chinese New Year holiday this week in Beijing, China. Getty Images Polemizando... Tempos bicudos os nossos, de controvérsias, “fake news”, antagonismos e, about everything, de muita incompreensão. Trancado em casa, li a matéria – “Uma guerra global” - que o cronista Lourival Sant´ Anna publicou no Estadão do dia 29/03 a respeito das divisões entre os países quanto às diferentes maneiras pelas quais eles estão enfrentando a tragédia. Ele fez a seguinte observação sobre como o leste da Ásia está conseguindo curvar a epidemia mais rapidamente que o Ocidente: “...não foi preciso obrigar a nada: o bom senso prevaleceu na população e seus líderes religiosos, que não resistiram a suspender suas atividades”... Por que isto está acontecendo? Es...
The Arctic beyond geopolitics
Canada, U.S, Russia

The Arctic beyond geopolitics

Recent research indicates that the ozone hole has narrowed in the Southern Hemisphere, but it opened up in the Northern Hemisphere. To get an idea, global warming in the region is twice as intense as the global average. In addition to the possible environmental impacts, this is a region that should attract the world's attention. The Arctic Region is recognized as the region of the Northern Hemisphere in which the average temperature of the hottest month of the year does not exceed 10ºC. Projections indicate that there is something around US $ 35 trillion in oil and gas reserves in the region, in addition to other mineral resources. Because of this, there is a dispute between countries in the region in terms of dominance over resources. Several countries border the arctic region. The two countries with the greatest fro ...
The importance of the Malvinas Islands to Brazil
Americas, Argentina, Brazil, U.S, UK

The importance of the Malvinas Islands to Brazil

Mapa dae posicionamento das Ilhas Malvinas/Falklands No final de 2019 começou a operação de uma rota aérea comercial entre São Paulo e as Ilhas Malvinas. Esse vôo não é simplesmente o lançamento de mais uma rota para exploração comercial, mas mais um passo – quase que simbólico – sobre uma mudança importante que vem ocorrendo entre a Argentina e as Ilhas Malvinas (ou Falklands, a depender do ponto de vista). Durante os 12 anos dos governos Néstor Kirchner e Cristina Fernández (2003 a 2015) a relação entre a Argentina e o Reino Unido, entorno das Malvinas/Flaklands era mais dependente da discussão da soberania e da militarização crescente do Atlântico Sul. Já sob o governo de Mauricio Macri houve uma tendência à mudança desta forma de relacionamento. Já em 2016 foi celebrado o acordo...
Forever Putin?
Russia

Forever Putin?

Mikhail Klimentyev, AP Em 15 last january, during his annual speech to the nation Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his desire to reform the Russian political system through a constitutional amendment. Soon after his speech Putin received from the hands of his Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, his resignation and his entire cabinet of ministers. Hours later Putin was back on the news presenting his new prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, former head of the Russian federal revenue, while its predecessor, Medvedev, was appointed to the post of deputy head of the national security council. These three events in the same day demonstrated something unusual for the Putin government's decisions: hurry. Just five days later, in day 20 of January, Putin rose to the Duma, the lower legislative chamber ...
US-Iran conflict: Trump's bravado and risks to NATO and Brazil
Americas, Brazil, U.S, Will, Iraq, Middle East, Russia

US-Iran conflict: Trump's bravado and risks to NATO and Brazil

The year of 2020 just started and US President Donald Trump has already made the world tremble. In 03 Last January, the United States Armed Forces carried out a bold and spectacular military operation around the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. The missiles launched by an unmanned and operated American ground aircraft - the MQ-9 Reaper, or reaper - culminated in the death of six people, among them the almighty Iranian Major General Qassim Soleimani and the Iraqi paramilitary and fugitive paramilitary Abu Mahdi al Muhandis. The assassination of Soleimani puts an end to a brief peace hiatus in Iraq and opens up a new stage in the Middle East conflict. Heads of State and Government, military officers and diplomatic legations around the world were terrified..
The paralysis of the WTO or the end of the world economic order that we know
Americas, Saudi Arabia, world Bank, Brazil, China, U.S, Studies, Europe, IMF, France, GATT, OIC, OMC, International Organizations, Russia

The paralysis of the WTO or the end of the world economic order that we know

WTO building, in Geneva The recent and profound crisis of the World Trade Organization (OMC) is just the latest sign of the wasting of the world economic order. In opinion article recently published by the Washington Post, the professor in international politics Daniel Drezner foresees the end of the liberal economic order as we know it.[i] In fact, there are indications that the world economy is entering a new (of)order protection-based economic. It is not just the end of liberalism as reasoned by Prof. Drezner, we also run the risk of reaching the end of the principle of economic cooperation. The world economic order we know was forged by iron and fire at the end of World War II and expanded since the end of the cold war. Set in motion in the west to ...
THE “affair” Xi Jinping @ Vladimir Putin
China, U.S, Russia

THE “affair” Xi Jinping @ Vladimir Putin

Russian oil pipelines, featured for "Power of Siberia" For years - and for years ... - China and Russia / USSR were the “best enemies”. Brothers of ideological faith, separated them which underlies many relationships between nations: to dispute hair power. That is, the communist creed was not enough to nuance such a geopolitical reality. The roots of this conflict go back to the time when Mao Zedong and his troops entered the Forbidden City, in October 1949. Remember, by the way, that at that time Moscow supported the nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, that the Maoists “expelled” to Taiwan. Furthermore, Mao had strayed from Soviet ideological orthodoxy and developed his own, based more on the conditions of the Chinese peasantry than on the urban workers of the USSR. A v...