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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

Hungary:deep roots to the future.

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Varie

A memorable movie of Miklos Jancso, The horse Army of 1967, opened my soul to Hungarian legendary courage and cavalry traditions. Moved from those emotions I always paid attentions to Hungary, discovering along my life how much we Italians have in common with that history and culture. A small people of asiatic origin isolated in […] Read more

EU roots are in Prague

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

In the winter night the castle of Prague and St. Vitus cathedral are a lamp of pure light in the transparent air. The antennas of Tynska church transmit old prayers to sky. Vltava waters run quietly under Karlov bridge and brilliant Beethoven music diffuses out of Rudolfinum. And you go with your mind to Wallenstein […] Read more

Bye, Bye, Great Britain.

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Varie

To walk in a green valley of Whales, dreaming Britons of Boudicca celtic queen attacking Roman legions. To dream in Stonehenge old astronomic researches.To look to the North from Roman walls defining borders with Scotland (Pitti tribes), feeling around you phantoms of legionaries, with a kind gentleman saying to you “You can be proud of […] Read more

YELLOW AFRICA ?

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Chinese investments in Africa have attracted more attention then other world areas activities of China, but it’s really a dangerous strategy for Western World? In this paper we will examine again on geopolitical basis this situation. Africa was well known to Chinese exploration of the world with merchant and military fleet from 200 b.C to […] Read more

POLAND HAS NOT DISAPPEARED…….

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

“Poland has not disappeared” are the starting words of Polish anthem, referring to the disappearing of Poland from European maps in 1795, divided among Prussian, Russian and Austria and contemporarily to the diaspora of Polish intellectuals, but also military officers in many European countries, engaged like Danbrowski in Italy with Napoleon against Poland enemies. The […] Read more

Non possiamo non essere digitali

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

A circa vent’anni dalla “bolla Internet”, quando incontravi un amico e ti diceva che faceva un portale, e dal successivo flop di tante iniziative, non possiamo dirci ancora digitali in Italia. La resistenza al cambiamento è stata maggiore del previsto e il Paese è scivolato rapidamente agli ultimi posti tra quelli sviluppati e in corsa […] Read more

Sociocultural impact of the scientific change wave

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

Many newspapers and many journalists surf on the technological wave of change, but I would try to offer my opinions on that I would prefer to call scientific change wave. I am fed up of Technology, represented only in ICT or in Automation or in IOT terms: all these things are true, are coming, have […] Read more

Break up encirclement through Russian gate

Posted by: Massimo Merlino in Culture

USA-China encirclement of old Europe is the main geopolitical theme for the world in next 30 years. Chinese geopolitical approach develops both the Mackinder vision of heartland domination in Central Asia, and of Mahan about the maritime power, basis of Victorian globalisation UK driven and of USA maritime ring after the second world war. The […] Read more

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