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Emotional Mobilization in Chinese Online bottom-up Populism

Populism is a buzzword of our time and has attracted the attention of politicians, commentators, and scholars alike

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 3, 2022, Wednesday // 15:55 | Viewed: 2055

Could PLA logistics sustain an Invasion of Taiwan?

It is too early to say whether the PLA is concentrating troops at locations opposite Taiwan, but it does raise the interesting topic of the capability of Chinese military logistics

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 1, 2022, Monday // 12:23 | Viewed: 1913

Is the Ukraine-Russia Grain Deal a "Beacon of Hope" or an Illusory Dream?

Are the two separate agreements signed in Istanbul last Friday by Russia and Ukraine with the United Nations and Turkey that pave the way for the export of 22 million of Ukrainian grain which remained blockaded in three Black Sea ports, as well as the exp

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 25, 2022, Monday // 08:49 | Viewed: 2606

2022 Open Balkan: The Future belongs to the Peoples of the Balkans

The European Union's treats Western Balkans states as a wicked stepmother. While this has not significantly changed even after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it did trigger a fundamental debate on whether the EU wants at all to admit the remaining six W

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 8, 2022, Friday // 16:02 | Viewed: 5331

Putin’s War and Beyond

The war in Ukraine goes painfully on

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 6, 2022, Wednesday // 18:42 | Viewed: 2345

It's Not Just Bulgarians: Why Half the World Likes Putin

Nearly half of Bulgarians approve of Russia (at an EU average of about 10%), and more than 25% even approve of Putin's war, according to several surveys, the latest of which is from Eurobarometer

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 30, 2022, Thursday // 16:55 | Viewed: 5440

Europe Is Sleepwalking Into Another World War

More than 100 years after World War I, Europe’s leaders are sleepwalking toward a new all-out war. In 1914, the European governments believed that the war would last three weeks; it lasted four years and resulted in more than 20 million deaths

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 5, 2022, Tuesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 12845

Natural Gas without Hysteria

The energy sector has retreated markedly from its highs in the first days of March but remains a hot topic for markets. Europe’s gas market survived several bouts of fear that it would be without Russian gas.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 4, 2022, Monday // 10:57 | Viewed: 10282

Racist Double-Standards persist at EU/Ukraine Borders and Beyond

Over the past weeks, there have been overwhelming accounts documenting students of African and Arab descent, and their family members, being prevented from crossing the Ukrainian border.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 31, 2022, Thursday // 10:39 | Viewed: 3637

Putin at the ICC - The Jurisdictional Issues

The International Criminal Court (ICC) used to be referred to as a dumping ground for rebels.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 27, 2022, Sunday // 12:33 | Viewed: 4611

Washington is Not Entirely Innocent of This Chaos

Last week, people in Italy and Bulgaria took to the streets in protest, refusing to load the deadly cargo which was set to be transported to US and NATO. They waved flags and chanted "NATO out." Why? Why have the economically and strategically unified nat

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 24, 2022, Thursday // 18:06 | Viewed: 13665

Staging US Troops in Bulgaria is Unnecessary and a Liability

This weekend, US Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin visited Bulgaria and carried out a joint press conference with Bulgarian Prime Minister, Kiril Petkov. Lloyd also addressed US and Bulgarian troops in Bulgaria, speaking of building trust.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 22, 2022, Tuesday // 14:15 | Viewed: 4845

Central Asia Struggles With the Consequences of Russia

During the Antalya Diplomacy Forum in Antalya, Turkey, which took place from March 11 to March 13, 2022, the Kyrgyz Republic’s Foreign Minister Ruslan Kazakbaev told Helga Maria Schmid, the secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperatio

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 17, 2022, Thursday // 17:59 | Viewed: 4324

Is President Putin a Rational Actor? Yes, Of Course

It's a common question that has been asked every time Russian President Vladimir Putin's expansionist moods appear: Is Putin a rational actor? The short answer is: yes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 12, 2022, Saturday // 16:48 | Viewed: 5737

The Reality of War from the Point of View of a Ukrainian Student

Olena is a 20-year-old Ukrainian girl that endured the first days of the Russian invasion. She is in her 4th year as a student of International Relations at the Taras Shevcheko National University of Kyiv. A letter, detailing her days of horror, was sent

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 11, 2022, Friday // 15:16 | Viewed: 3030

There is Unjustified Hate Towards Ordinary Russians in Latvia Right Now

Valentina is a young girl from Latvia but her parents are Russian. She is against the war in Ukraine and doesn’t support Putin’s actions. However, she witnesses unfair treatment of Russians and Russian-speaking people in her home country and she doesn’t w

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 10, 2022, Thursday // 14:17 | Viewed: 5005

The Russian Army is Killing Hundreds of Civilians - Firsthand Account of a Woman in Ukraine

Tetiana is a Ukrainian woman that wants her voice to be heard. She has lived through the 14 days of war since the invasion started and has tried to inform people worldwide about the situation in her homeland. In the media, there are plenty of reports from

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 9, 2022, Wednesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 5542

Humanity is on a Tipping Point

Every year the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) issues the “Global Peace Index” (GPI), the purpose of which is to score 163 nations according to their levels of peacefulness

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 5, 2022, Saturday // 18:50 | Viewed: 3343

Expert: Wheat Poised to Renew All-Time Highs

Wheat futures on the US CBOT are trading above $12.09 per bushel, more than 40% surge over the week and 85% over the year. The current price is an area of historical extremes. The world hasn't seen wheat more expensive than $10 in modern history, except f

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 4, 2022, Friday // 15:55 | Viewed: 2214

Is the Ukraine 'Crisis' Just Another US Charade?

Today we face an avoidable crisis that was predictable, actually predicted, willfully precipitated, but easily resolved by the application of common sense.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 16, 2022, Wednesday // 08:38 | Viewed: 9436

Finding a Path for Peace and Neutrality in Ukraine

The backdrop to the current “crisis” over Ukraine—real, imagined or exaggerated—is the snarling confrontation of NATO and Russian forces in a sweeping arc from the Baltic to Black Seas. This standoff in turn is attributable to the expansion of NATO to Rus

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 15, 2022, Tuesday // 11:51 | Viewed: 3882
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