Prime Minister Abe and French President Macron agreed in Paris to coordinate closely in addressing global economic, trade and environmental issues before Japan hosts the G20 summit in June. — Read on http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/24/national/politics-diplomacy/abe-macron-seek-closer-coordination-global-issues-pm-offers-unwavering-support-notre-dame/
SEVERAL MIRAGE 2000 fighter jets took off from an air base in N’Djamena, Chad’s capital, on February 3rd and flew north over the savannah and the scrubby Sahel towards the Sahara Desert. There the French planes bombed a column of some 50 lorries carrying rebels south from the Libyan border. — Read on http://www.economist.com/europe/2019/04/20/the-problem-with-eu-foreign-policy
Charles de Gaulle’s Big Idea | History Today — Read on http://www.historytoday.com/reviews/charles-de-gaulles-big-idea
Bernard-Henri Lévy: Poster Boy For the False Europe | The American Conservative — Read on http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/bernard-henri-levy-poster-boy-for-the-false-europe/
The battle against populism in Europe will not be won by buying into the anti-immigration narrative but by listening to citizens real-life concerns. — Read on http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_can_emmanuel_macrons_great_national_debate_save_his_presidency
When Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran Nuclear deal last year, it's not quite certain he expected the United States's European allies to follow suit. Not only have the European parties to the accord - France, Britain and Germany - stuck with the Iran, this week they announced a 'special purpose vehicle' which will … Continue reading Europe and Iran: an era of post-USA Eurasian Geopolitics?
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word 'anarchy'? Chaos, violence, disorder - most probably. What if someone was to tell you that there is a political philosophy founded on the idea of 'anarchy' that stands for something exactly the opposite of these ideas? Philosophical anarchism. The philosophy … Continue reading Anarchism v the State: a hidden history of the West
The root question of all philosophical inquiry is the big 'why' - why do we exist; why are we here, on earth, alive, conscious; why is there anything rather than nothing. Any answer to this why question leads to the second movement of human inquiry/ingenuity - the 'what' question. More exactly - now what? So, … Continue reading Scarcity, Democracy and the Purpose of Life