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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Mohammad-bin-Salman

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 11/17/2017.   The dramatic events in Saudi Arabia of the past few days portend a game change in the Middle East not seen in decades. Predictably, the mainstream media, desperate as they are to find something, anything to blame on

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  This article is based on Alex Alexiev’s presentation to the “Russia After Putin” conference of the Bulgariaanalytica.org on Oct. 2. 2017 in Sofia. All citations are from the “Russia in Decline” publication by the Jamestown Foundation, edited by Enders  Wimbush and Beth Portale, March

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The article first published in americanthinker.com on 10/23/2017.   Though Western Europe and Washington are reluctant to fess up to this unfortunate fact, Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long ago given up even the pretence of being a democratic polity and is openly pursuing policies detrimental

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Merkel

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 09/25/2017.   As expected, Angela Merkel has convincingly won her fourth term as chancellor of Germany and unofficial, but no less real, leader of the European Union. The mainstream media will again erupt into an orgy of adulation for the

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Smyrna-massacre-refugees-1922_1

  There are historical events that are just that, vaguely-remembered memories of events past that are of interest mostly to professional historians. And then there are momentous events that shape a nation’s consciousness for better or worse for generations to come. One such event for

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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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Junker

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 09/18/2017.   Commenting on Jean-Claude Junker’s state of the European Union speech last week, the usually restrained German economic weekly, Wirtschafts Woche, said the following: “Today the chief of the European Commission gave a great speech… a speech full of

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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