North Macedonia joins NATO. What does it mean for the Alliance and for Skopje?

Alliance is at 30. It is “only” a relatively small North Macedonía but still it is another enlargement for NATO. What does it mean for both sides, for the Alliance and for Montenegro, especially if we take into account current geopolitical situation? Read few comments.


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Coronavirus as a bioweapon for terrorists? Not really

According to media reports federal law enforcement document reveals white supremacists discussed using coronavirus as a bioweapon. From what we know I would say that coronavirus probably won’t be very effective and proper bioweapon, what you think? But on the other hand would you say that the uncertain situation may encourage some terrorist groups that they will try to sow chaos and violence? Read few comments.
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How serious is Trump’s administration about arms control negotiations?

As the Trump’s administration has chosen a special envoy for nuclear talks Marshall Billingslea, do you think that the Withe House is serious about negotiating arms control treaties, especially when we talk about the possible extension of the New START? Read few comments.

US President Donald Trump. Credit: White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

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Mozambique: What is going on in Cabo Delgado?

How disruptive for Mozambique is/can be the Islamist insurgency in the Cabo Delgado province, does it have a potential to become a regional threat, or probably not, and why? Read few comments.

According to UNHCR, at least 100,000 people are now displaced throughout the Cabo Delgado province due to continuing violence. Credit: UNHCR/Eduardo Burmeister

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Michael Strank: Born in Czechoslovakia, died in the Battle of Iwo Jima

Michael Strank (November 10, 1919 – March 1, 1945). A Marine born in Czechoslovakia in Jarabina (now Slovakia) was one of the six flag-raisers who helped raise US flag atop Mount Suribachi on February 23, 1945. Amid visible tensions in transatlantic relations, do you think that stories how we fought together have at least some symbolic meaning, could such stories serve as a reminder that it is worth to keep those relations alive? Or people probably do not care much about this anymore (if I will be cynical)? Read few comments.

Michael Strank

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Afghanistan: The best chance for a peace process?

How do you assess the temporary truce the United States and the Taliban have agreed to? Is this the best chance we ever had in 18 years of war to achieve some peace process in Afghanistan, or perhaps an optimism is misplaced, and why? Read few comments.

Slovak soldiers in Afghanistan. Credit: Andrej Matisak

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Look who’s talking. Ayatollah Khamenei

How do you read a public statement of Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, why do you think he felt it was needed to lead Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time since 2012? Read few comments.

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: http://english.khamenei.ir/

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