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Posted by: Massimo Merlino in geopolitic

Walking through the streets of Xian you walk in true historical context, as we European immagine about China. Enormous walls surrounding the big squared city, large like modern highways, very Chinese traditional urban structure, similar by the way to old Roman one, impressive stone doors with monster guardians, in a region of majestic king tombs, […] Read more


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


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


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

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


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


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