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RUSSIAN FEDERATION: BREAKDOWN OR EURASIAN BRIDGE

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Russian Federation, 17million square km (1,7 times USA), about 140 million inhabitants, is the largest State in the world, even after the dissolution of Soviet Union, which was quite bigger with 22 million square km and 286 million of inhabitants. Today the Federation has 21 states, versus 42 in SSSR, and being so large, with […] Read more

EURAFRICA OR AFREUROPE ?

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Geopolitic proposed the Eurafrica concepts in the 20ties of last century, mainly through Germany’s geographer Haushofer, and French and English scientists. In Italy from the main geopolitical school of Trieste, Ernesto Massi and others. The basic idea was that America and Asia were markets for European export, but the best situation of complementarity between two […] 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

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