What to expect from the conclave?

The Pope’s resignation was definitely news of a huge magnitude. Benedict XVI also allowed an earlier start for conclave. So after more than 2 weeks what kind of impact this resignation had on the Catholic Church, if any? Will anything what happened during the last 2 weeks influence the conclave, and how?

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Europe full of Grillos?

Some people claim Beppe Grillo is the only winner in Italian vote. It seem that Grillo basically doesn’t have any real political plan (not to mention something like foreign policy agenda), he is even more vague than other politicians, he is very successful in using social media, his supporters claim that they could not be defined as left or right-win, he call himself a populist. Would you say that the similar movements like Grillo’s have a real future in the European politics or not, and why?

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Cuba without the Castro brothers?

Raul Castro said he will retire in 2018. O is still five more years for Raul and Fidel is still abound, but would you say that the Cuban regime can work without the Castros or some big changes are coming?

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Irregular quote of the day

Iranian newspaper Hamshahri in: “Iran dismisses Argo best picture Oscar.”

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What to expect from John Kerry’s first trip abroad as Secretary of State?

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland suggested this first Kerry’s trip will be first of all more broadly as a listening tour. How would you describe it, what would you say Kerry’s priorities are? Read few comments.

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Cyber or Cold War?

According to NYT article a secret legal review on the use of America’s growing arsenal of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has the broad power to order a pre-emptive strike.

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A new impulse for the Eastern Partnership?

The summit of V4, Nordic, Baltic countries took place in Gdansk, Poland.

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