Macron has a tough road ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron is in the office almost for one year. How do you assess Macron’s ability to reform the EU? Macron showed some concerns for the EU future as he just said in Strasbourg that in these difficult times, the European democracy is our best chance and that we see authoritarians all around us, and the answer is not authoritarian democracy. Read few comments.

French President Emmanuel Macron. Credit:

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What is the role of women of North Korea’s regime?

Kim Jong-un has sent his sister Kim Yo-jong to SK during Olympics, now his wife Ri Sol-ju has a title First Lady. The brutal regime had/has usually a face of men from Kim’s family. Do you think that making women more visible is beneficial for North Korea for propaganda purposes or a higher profile of women is maybe just a coincidence? Read few comments.

Kim Yo-jong shakes hands with President Moon Jae-in after delivering a signed letter from her brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Credit:

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Cuba: Change is inevitable

Does it really matter that Raul Castro will step aside as Cuban president? Is it somehow politically important or more or less it only resonates symbolically as the end of Castros era? Read few comments.
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Barbara Bush was an American original

Barbara Bush just passed away, how would you assess her influence over Bush political dynasty and maybe also over American society and politics? Read few comments.

RIP Barbara Bush (1925-2018). Credit:

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Will Western strikes affect Syrian war?

Do you think that strikes in Syria might have some effect to prevent future use of chemical weapons by the regime, do you see any other effects strikes may have? Read few comments.
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Syria strikes: Russia’s retaliation? What retaliation?

Does Russia (or the others, Iran, Assad’s regime) have means, and what kind of means, to retaliate against the West after Syria strikes, is Russia even interested in some kind of visible retaliation? Read few comments.
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Douma attack and what’s next?

Few weeks  ago French President Macron said that France will strike Syria chemical arms sites if used to kill. Now we have Douma and President Trump tweeted about a big price to pay, he was criticizing Putin and Iran for backing Bashar Assad. Would you say that some retaliation against Assad may be on the table? Read few comments.
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