Geopolitics

South American Geopolitics

20.06.2017

The preceding two parts of the research examined the most geostrategically significant events and trends in South American history, thus preparing the reader for better understanding the present-day geopolitical situation in the continent.

Qatar-Saudi Fracture explained

13.06.2017

Iran, Russia and China, assisting Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya, have created the necessary conditions to end Middle-Eastern destabilization, even prompting an internal crisis in the Gulf Cooperation Council. The bet that Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Washington embarked on with the aggression against Doha could prove to be an unforgivable strategic error, even leading to the end of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the weakening of the anti-Iran coalition in the region.

On Kurdish identity

02.06.2017

I am invited to deliver a lecture concerning geopolitics of the Kurdish region, of Kurdish people, concerning Kurdish identity – how we understand it in the geopolitical science, the ethno-sociological science I am developing in Russia. It is my first visit in Iraq and in Kurdistan and the Kurdish area, to Erbil. I am very happy because it is the first time I get to know better Kurds, to understand desires of Kurdish people, to speak with different personalities of academic circles, of political circles. It is a first meeting with the Kurdish people. I know some Kurds in Russia and elsewhere, but it is the first time that I am in the land of Kurds, that is very important. In my understanding, in my geopolitical vision, we need to have a taste of the earth, of the land. Because, in order to understand identity of the people, we need first of all to make acquaintance with the soil, with the earth, because every identity has roots and in order to better understand Kurdish identity and the future of Kurdistan, we need to be there on the ground, I would say.