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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The article first published in americanthinker.com on 05/16/2019. Those who follow this blog know that for at least three years I have been saying without fail that German energy policy, known as the Energiewende (energy transition), is a disaster doomed to fail sooner or later. Not so the German mainstream press, which much like the American one, is firmly in the hands of leftists that have been religiously singing the praises of the Energiewende  as a model for all humanity to follow. First and foremost, among them has been the popular weekly, Der Spiegel, that has also profiled itself as  viciously anti-American to the point of making up fake news to paint America as evil incarnate (Claas Relotius). What was my surprise then when on a flight from Washington to Vienna last

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  This column has often argued in the past that Erdogan’s Islamist Turkey has long forfeited it’s right to be considered part of the western family of free nations and should be booted out. Although Erdogan’s rule has been demonstrably brutal and undemocratic, there have always been some western excuses for not doing so.  Perhaps most decisive of late has been the EU’s delusion that Ankara would prevent another migrant wave, given Brussels willingness to pay the Turkish dictator a lot of money for that. This delusion maintained by Chancellor Merkel and other migration facilitators in the EU has now been punctured by the above EU report showing not only a 20% increase of migrants (30% in the first 3 months of 2019) coming from Turkey in 2018, but also

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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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The article first published in americanthinker.com on 04/15/2019.   A recent copy of the erstwhile high-brow epigone of German journalism, Die Zeit, carried a piece called “Hungary is lost.” It is as good an example as any of the hopeless left-wing morass that German media have fallen into recently. It starts out be claiming as an introduction that Hungarian democracy is being “systematically destroyed”  by “hate, racism and right-wing gangsterism” that have become the “state’s rationale.” Curiously, the English translation of the same sentence is rendered by the relatively anodyne “the institutions, the legal system and the social fabric are nothing but a pile of rubble,” perhaps indicating that the editors were aware that they have gone too far.   If so, there is no evidence of any evenhandedness in the body

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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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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks at the House Triangle on November 30, 2018 to show her support for a Green New Deal in next year's Congress. I Photo: thehill.com

The article first published in instituteforenergyresearch.org on 12/14/2018.   The democrats’ latest promise to fuel America’s economy from “100% percent clean, renewable, zero-emission” sources and do so within a decade, while eliminating “systemic injustice,” sounds very much like the perennial Soviet promises that communism was just around the corner. And the communist tenor of these promises is unmistakable. For apart from ridding the world of CO2 emissions, the Green New Deal’s promoters also promise national i.e. government, health care, government job guarantees, upgrading all buildings in the country to green standards and high-speed trains to replace air travel. The only doubts these wild-eyed socialists seem to have is that they are “not sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast,” as their, in the

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  In 1969, the social-democratic party (SPD) of Germany came to power for the first time since the founding of West Germany in the post-WWII period. Prior to that, it had renounced much of its traditional Marxist ideology at its Bad Godesberg congress in 1959, which made it politically acceptable.  Nonetheless, while it no longer clamored for revolution and expropriation of the capitalists, it was unmistakably a party of the left with very different ideas of how to deal with communist totalitarianism than the conservative Adenauer government. In prompt order, it introduced its policy of Ostpolitik which was based on the wishful thinking concept of Wandel durch Handel (change trough trade). Essentially, it posited that if one traded with the Soviet Union, East Germany and the rest and gave them

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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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  The Muller report is in and there is no doubt that it will leave a huge and shameful mark in American history. For what happened was a two-year long conspiracy to remove a legitimately elected American president by the democratic party, the main stream press and most disturbingly, the Department of Justice and large part of the intelligence community, including the FBI and the CIA.   To start with the press, as the perceptive Lee Smith has written in the Tablet Magazine, “None of what went on the last two years would have been possible without the press, an indispensible partner in the biggest political scandal in a generation.” Virtually the entire main stream press, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and

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Brenton Tarrant,

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 03/18/2019.   Reading the “Manifesto” of the Christchurch mass-murderer, the first thing that strikes the reader is just how rational he about what he expects will await him after his ghastly deed. He hoped to survive, serve a life sentence and be released after 27 years, all the while using his time in jail to “spread his ideals by media coverage.” Not unreasonably, he might have also said that he would write a best seller and become rich while in jail. All of this thanks to the fact that the death penalty in New Zealand (and all of Europe) is considered cruel and unusual punishment even for scum like this.   More to the point, the entire mainstream media in both America and Europe promptly

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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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A while ago the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, opined publicly that Muslims were completely innocent of the sins of colonialism and gave the example of Al-Andalus, (Andalusia) as an example of the allegedly peaceful and equitable coexistence of the three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam, under Muslim domination. This is, of course, a long standing Muslim propaganda belied by the simple historical fact that both Christians and Jews in Spain under Muslim rule had to pay the infidel tax jizya as a mandatory indication of their subservient status.   For people in the Balkans, it is not necessary to go all the way to Spain to find out that Al-Tayeb’s insinuations are nothing but a bold-faced lie. We have the well-documented and centuries-old experience of

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World-Bank

The article first published in americanthinker.com on 02/27/2019.   As The World Bank was founded at Bretton Woods in 1944, WWII was still on, though its ultimate outcome was no longer in doubt. From the beginning its charter was to alleviate poverty through loans and expert advice. More recently, it pledged to help end extreme poverty by 2030. Toward this purpose it distributed some $60 billion in loans (2015) to countries that, for the most part, had difficulties accessing market loans. It was not always successful in what was or should have been a noble pursuit. It gave money to countries like China that no longer needed it and to dictators that pilfered it.  Through it all, it was perennially unable to prove how much good it was doing or develop reliable

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks at the House Triangle on November 30, 2018 to show her support for a Green New Deal in next year's Congress. I Photo: thehill.com

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