The “American Problem” – A story of Donald Trump and the European Union

Throughout its long history, Europe has known a great many “problems” that were so tightly knit to the fabric of the space in which they occurred that they became known as national problems. The Turks had a problem, the Czechs and Slovaks, the Polish, the Jews and then the Germans. Now, across the pond, a...
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Transatlantic Security: NATO and the initiative for a Common European Army

The idea of a common European defense is not new. It is, in fact, as old as the post-war European project itself. In 1950, the ”René Pleven Plan”, after the name of the then French Prime Minister, aimed to establish the European Defense Community in response to the United States’ intention to re-arm West Germany....
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The Politics of “Breaking Bad”

Even though it doesn’t really seem like it, AMC’s popular TV show “Breaking Bad” presents many political undertones and situations whose main cause is rooted in political decisions. While most analyses focus on the psychology of the characters, the expansive and logical storytelling, the impressive cinematography, the trademark POV-style filming from virtually episode, and the social...
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The Politics of “Rick and Morty” – Why Rick Sanchez Is a Selfish Anarchist

Ever since the unexpected debut of the 3rd season of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty”, which not-so-jokingly took place on April 1st 2017, a whole new wave of debates has begun, and this time they concern social and political ideas much more than concepts belonging to the sphere of theoretical physics and sci-fi science. The series, which...
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The Informal End of Turkey-E.U. Relations after Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Demise

This article was written by Marin Constantin-Alexandru The paradigm shift in Turkish Foreign Policy was first registered in 1999 with fundamental changes in the basic practices, concepts and principles which structured the foreign policy. A political rapprochement between the two historic enemies Greece and Turkey was observed and also, Turkey was granted E.U. candidate country...
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EVET-HAYIR: To Erdoğan or not to Erdoğan?

This article was written by Marin Constantin-Alexandru In 1915, the Ottoman Empire won the Gallipoli battle against the Allies. That was a resounding victory, that on the political dimension was similar to the rise to power of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern republic in 1923. The 16th of April 2017 is, in...
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