BIOPOLITICS AND GEOPOLITICS

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

The present pandemic situation originated by Chinese Covid19 virus is certainly not new in world history and many times has been forecasted as a possible collateral effect of globalisation, which acts as an accelerator in a pandemic high speed diffusion. Also Bill Gates converted from technology guru to philanthropic major operator, from 2010 has been […] Read more

EURASIA OR ASEUROPE ?

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Hundred and fifty years after Harlford Mackinder the “heartland” is here very present and vital, Eurasia seems to be the main actor of future order. Russia/Ukraina war accelerated the trend toward a new world order more balanced between less developed world and the traditional EuroAtlantic rich club, The weaknesses of EU community, never building a […] Read more

ANTARCTICA PERSPECTIVE: SECOND RING

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Continuing our upside-down vision of the world, Antarctic instead of Artic, we find a “second ring” of countries, acquiring now a primary role in the new order of world government: Brazil, Angola, Mozambico, Central Africa area, Indonesia, not so familiar to the mainstream newspapers and media. Brazil remember a famous joke: “Brazil has enormous future, […] Read more

GEOPOLITICS UPSIDE DOWN

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Due to the accelerated world order change, we must start to look at the world from Antarctica, leaving the more classical North Pole view, in any case more correct then Mercatore perspective in mapping the planet. The last one is reducing size of Africa continent and expand European one. Looking from Antarctica we find on […] Read more

Taiwan:big China or little Japan?

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

The beautiful Governor Palace, Japanese colonial style, a bit German with its central Tower, welcome tourists in Taipei, focusing immediately our memory on 1895-1945 Japanese occupation. The name of Taipei was Taihoku, district of Japan. Notwithstanding the Chinese continue declaration of Taiwan pertaining to China, the island was Chinese only from 1875 to 1895, first […] Read more

Celtic Tiger is roaring again

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Shannon river is stretching his blue-green waves in large curves in front of a door of God, the monastery of Clonmacnoise, Gaelic language for “The farm of Noah’s sons”. I will never forget that sense of peace and beauty of central Ireland, renovated in every trip to this green pearl of the world. First time […] Read more

UNDERSTANDING RUSSIA

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

In 1968 I moved to Naples to work in a Mobil Oil Refinery planning. To break the invisible wall between “foreigner” and local people, I decided to enrol myself in a Russian language course, at the time of cool war, only available in Italia-URSS Association. I met a very nice Russian teacher, wife of a […] Read more

Kazakhstan euro-asian frontier

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

“USSR was putting our soldiers in the first rows, because we can run trough the bullets”, says kazak Professor in Varna Congress, while taking my fingers in his scars on the head and shoulder. “Each of us values 20 Russian soldiers”, continues remembering also Afghanistan war. Kazaki are very proud of theirselves and of their […] Read more

WORLD CULTURE IN ITALY IN GIARDINI OF VENICE

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

After pandemic partial recovery, a masked visit to Biennale di Architettura in Giardini of Venice, postponed to 2021. The world has changed completely and so the works presented by so many countries in historical pavillons of years ’30th and in new ones. All the most Western developed countries presents social-ecological themes regarding communities, co-working, co-ownership, […] Read more

Sport games? Not only, geopolitical also.

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Many econometric models try to forecast the number of Olympic medals for each country. Some are regression of population size,GDP per capita value, hosting of games, historical statistics. Some are more focused on sociocultural variables. Also the Banner’s one, quite famous, was not so much functioning for 2020 Olympic games.Let’s try a more synthetic geopolitical […] Read more

Foreword

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Why this small book? It has very far roots. During my primary school in Caldonazzo, Trentino, a bit after the end of second WW, I was often entertaining the other boys of my classroom with “conferences” on geography. I was around 7 years old. I remember a big terrace looking to the mountain and my […] Read more

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