Kovacevic on Geopolitics

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Some time ago, on a transatlantic flight, for lack of better ideas, I watched “Grace of Monaco”, a film released in May 2014. I expected a romantic melodrama about a famous actress who gave up her professional career to marry a prince. The role of Grace Kelly was played by Nicole Kidman. Yet, fairly quickly… » read more

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With regard to the production of geopolitical discourses, the field of critical geopolitics distinguishes between the “intellectuals of statecraft” and the “dissident intellectuals”. The intellectuals of statecraft are those whose activities are directed toward the extending and deepening the power of the status quo, whereas the dissident intellectuals endeavor to demystify and deconstruct the existing… » read more

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Finis mundi?

Recently, the minister of foreign affairs of Montenegro, Igor Lukšić, enthusiastically stated that 2014 was “one more year very significant in achieving the Montenegrin foreign policy priorities”. It would not surprise me if, among all the “achievements,” he also included the fact that, in November 2014, Montenegro abstained during the vote in the UN on… » read more

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The talented French writer, dedicated revolutionary and wise politician André Malraux wrote in his memoires that Charles de Gaulle was France’s “alibi for courage”. According to Malraux, De Gaulle’s actions saved France not once, but twice. The first time, by organizing the resistance against the Nazis during the WWII and, the second time, by defusing… » read more

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SYRIZA’s European New Deal

It is not only geography that is destiny as Napoleon claimed. The historical tradition of a given community has a role to play as well. And so, just like two and a half thousand years ago, Greece is once again in the position to revolutionize Europe and provide it with the possibility of a new… » read more

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“Montenegro should be a force for peace and solidarity in the world, and not a small cog in the machine of the new Crusades”. In an interview with the Montenegrin National News Agency (MINA), published 10 January 2015, the Chairman of the Movement for Neutrality of Montenegro (MNMNE), Professor Filip Kovacevic, stated that, in the… » read more

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The crucial geopolitical belief held by the US ruling oligarchy, elaborated by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor and Barack Obama’s university mentor, in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard is that U.S. could hold the entire world at checkmate by establishing control over the network of strategically located territories. As one of the… » read more

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After his surprise meeting with the French president François Hollande at a Moscow airport, Putin held an unscripted press conference which lasted a little less than six minutes.[1] From the way he smiled when he took the first question, it was clear that, from his point of view, the meeting went extremely well. And it… » read more

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On December 2, the same day that the Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a surprising gas deal during a press conference with the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, the foreign ministers of NATO countries met in Brussels. The main points of their discussion included the working-out of the so-called ‘Readiness Action Plan’, which… » read more

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