geopolitics

Geopolitical Procrastination

03.06.2022

Carl von Clausewitz’s formula that war is the continuation of politics by other means is reinforced in the 21st century by geoeconomics, where supply chains, promising technologies and control over financial and other assets simply compel decision

Myths and realities of the green economy

20.05.2022

Both the EU and the US, as well as many other countries, have been promoting for quite a long time the topic of ecological energy, which is generated by modern systems from wind and solar generators to underwater turbines that exploit sea tides.

To whom may go the territories of Ukraine?

11.03.2022

The conflict in Ukraine showed the extreme weakness of the state with the capital in Kyiv. Gaining independence in largely random borders that were once only administrative, this state, after two weeks of hostilities, is collapsing.

The Topography of Geopolitics: Net Resources and the Past, Present, and Future of American Power

13.09.2021

Quantifying power has always been central to the conduct of strategy. David Baldwin’s book Power and International Relations quoted Sir Francis Bacon who, in 1612, noted that “there is not any thing amongst civil affairs more subject to error than the right evaluation and true judgement concerning the power and forces of a state.”[1] He also quoted Stephen Jones who, more recently, stated that “so long as there is power among sovereign states, there will be estimation of power. Even though the best estimates are only rough, they are better than reliance on intuition or emotion.”[2] Both Sir Francis Bacon and Stephen Jones are correct. The need to estimate power remains central to politics, strategy and statecraft, but it continues to be a subjective and problematic undertaking.