Alex Alexiev

Alex Alexiev is chairman of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the editor of the geopolitical website bulgariaanalytica.org. He tweets on national security at twitter.com/alexieff and could be reached at alexievalex4@gmail.com.
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afghanistan

  On August 21, President Trump outlined what was billed as the new American strategy in Afghanistan. And indeed, there were new elements in it that may or may not move the interminable 16 – year old war to some kind of solution. Perhaps the

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About Alex Alexiev

Alex Alexiev is chairman of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the editor of the geopolitical website bulgariaanalytica.org. He tweets on national security at twitter.com/alexieff and could be reached at alexievalex4@gmail.com.
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Berlin Wall

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 08/29/2017.   The election of Donald Trump as the 45th American president in Novembeer 2016 resulted in a predictable wave of barely concealed anti-American sentiment in the European media and officialdom alike. The reasons are not difficult to understand. The European

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barselona

  Bulgariaanalytica.org is an analytical website and we seldom analyze individual articles or ideas but the case discussed below is important enough to make an exception from our usual practice.  It is a brief but exceptional analysis by Soeren Kern of the Gatestone Institute in

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Russia flag.

  Bulgariaanalytica.org has written twice before (Alex Alexiev and Enders Wimbush, Russia in Decline) about this study and is  returning to the subject again now that the results of the study have been published in a book, which may well be the most important book

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hamburg 2017

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 07/14/2017.   The Hamburg G-20 is over and the fascist thugs who provided its violent backdrop can now take a well-deserved rest. Not so their numerous sympathizers on the Left who must spin the post-confab narrative in the proper direction.   Two such

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merkel

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 07/06/2017.   Next week’s G-20 meeting in Hamburg promises to be more interesting than usual. The expected unhinged leftist crowds are already much in evidence and could be counted on for a dose of violence and turmoil. More seriously, this time

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merkel_trump

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 06/12/2017.   What Trump repeatedly promised to do during the election campaign has been done, and America is no longer part of the Paris Agreement.  Predictably, the mainstream media here and across the Atlantic have again gone totally unhinged

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donald-trump

  Today, Saturday, April 29, 2017, is Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and following tradition since the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1932-1945), Americans seek to understand what their new president has accomplished and what he has not judged against his campaign promises. Against

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  The article first published in americanthinker.com on 04/16/2017.   On April 17, the Western world would wake up having to answer the urgent question: “Who lost Turkey? The day before that, Turkey would have completed its shocking transition from a long-term NATO ally and an

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europa

On March 25, 1957, six European countries signed the Treaty of Rome, which eventually became the European Union. The Treaty granted Europeans four basic freedoms (free movement of people, goods, capital and services) that taken together promised to take away narrow economic interests from ever