Oil price and the world of international politics in 2015

It seems that the oil prices were relatively prominent in influencing the world politics (Russia, Venezuela…), especially in the last couple of months. I know we do not have a crystal ball, but would you say it may continue and what kind of impact do you expect? Or maybe you think it won’t continue, and why? Read few comments.

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Warming up of US-Cuba relations, but…

Starting with the prisoner swap t seems we are witnessing a great breakthrough in US-Cuba relations as talks about full diplomatic relations will start. Why now, what challenges you see in this process? Read few comments.

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Central and Eastern Europe and CIA torture report

Polish ex-President Kwasniewski has admitted that Poland hosted CIA secret prison. WaPo located two prisons also in Lithuania and Romania. After CIA torture report was released would you say that it is also time for some soul searching in Central and Eastern Europe regarding relations with the US or you do not perceive it as something serious? Read few comments.

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Putin at a crossroads? Hmm…

Russian President Putin left the G20 summit early. British PM Cameron e. g. said that he thinks President Putin can see he is at a crossroads regarding Ukraine. But on the other hand not tougher sanctions against Russian are expected. So it seems it is simply a continuing stalemate. What’s your view on situation?

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U.S and China want to avoid a military conflict

According to The Wall Street Journal U.S., China ready deals to avert military confrontations. How essential are those efforts in your opinion? Would you say it may lead to some broader détente in Asia-Pacific? Read few comment.

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Georgieva, Mogherini, Sikorski for EU High Rep. post, but how good is this roster

So we have official candidates for EU High Rep. with Kristalina Georgieva, Federica Mogherini and Radek Sikorski. It still can happen that the job will go to another person, and The Financial Times claims it will go to Mogherini, but if you look at those three candidates are they all up to this job in your opinion or not, in general is it a good roster? Read few comments.

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More unity in the EU regarding sanctions against Russia?

As we have seen in the last months the EU was pretty divided regarding Russia, would you say that more united EU may appear slowly, or maybe not so much? Read few comments.

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