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  Three to four years following the Euromaidan protests and Russia’s incursions in Ukraine, Kiev is progressing slightly fiscally and economically, but the country remains poor and mired in corruption, and another backlash against the Ukrainian political elite is brewing. For Ukraine to significantly progress as a country, this political tide must usher in major economic reforms, rather than just ushering out a corrupt, oligarchic class.   Ukraine has made strides in its struggle to break free from Russian control. Since the ouster of the Yanukovych regime in 2014, Kiev has established a clearer western orientation, even as it remains at war with Moscow-backed militants in Ukraine’s east. Kiev has won major financial support from the International Monetary Fund and western governments, while reducing debt and deficits. Socially, Kiev has


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This entry was posted in The Region and tagged , , , , , , , by Александър Йорданов.

About Александър Йорданов

Политик и дипломат, литературен историк и литературен критик. Доцент в Института за литература при БАН. Народен представител в Седмото Велико народно събрание (1990-1991). Председател на 36-то Народно събрание (1992-1994). Народен представител в 37-то и 38-то народно събрание (1994-1998). Извънреден и пълномощен посланик в Полша, Литва, Латвия, Естония (1998-2001) и в Република Македония (2001-2005). Главен редактор на седмичника за политика и култура „Век 21“ (1990-1998). Главен редактор на седмичника за политика и култура "Демокрация"(2013). Автор на: Личности и идеи (1986); В сянката на думите (1989); Своечуждият модернизъм (1993); Надеждата срещу безвремието (1993); Да нарушим Сценария! (2008); Завръщане (2006); Време за опозиция (2008); Днес е хубав ден! (2008); Blogo,ergo sum! (2012), Самотен и достоен. Проф. д-р Константин Гълъбов – живот, творчество, идеи. (2012).

  The global outbreak of “The Great Depression” in 2008 coincided with a new political order in the region, which resulted from the non-interventionist US foreign policy of the Obama administration. It was then that Turkey became an ambitious regional player.   In 2009, in his book The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century, George Friedman, founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures and former chairman of Strategic Forecasting, predicted that Turkey will seek to return to its former Ottoman glory  and will in thirty years catch up with Japan economically.   Turkey has huge advantages compared to any other country in the world. It is both a secular and a Muslim country. The country is not isolated geographically and is on the crossway of three continents.  

This entry was posted in The Region and tagged , , , , , , , by Pavel Bandilov.

About Pavel Bandilov

Pavel Bandilov is a financial analyst with more than 15 years of capital markets experience. He has worked for leading investment intermediaries in Bulgaria. Author of “Borsite” blog and market commentator in tv program, “The Day with Veselin Dremdjiev”. Currently, he is a part of the team of “Sofia International Securities”, an investment intermediary with focus on asset management and international markets.

  With the November 6 presidential elections approaching in Bulgaria, the strategy of the leading party is as always to silence the debate as much as possible, to shorten the campaign to a minimum and to reduce the elections to a hard-core electoral vote count, which makes its victory predetermined.   In the framework of this strategy, the election campaign is replaced by an anti-campaign which attacks the voters’ motivation to exercise their right. Of course, no speaker will literally say, “It does not matter who will become president, and it shouldn’t be of any interest to you.” Rather, the suggestion is made indirectly so that the manipulated feel as if they have themselves made the necessary conclusion.     We see leading politicians downplaying the question of who they

This entry was posted in Bulgaria and tagged , , , , , by Georgi Antonov.

About Georgi Antonov

Georgi Antonov was born in 1985. In 2004 he began his studies of Balkan languages and literature at Sofia University. In 2006, reading the first chapter of Hristo Matanov's book on Balkan Medieval history made him reach the decision that he wants to learn to write such kind of texts. He applied and in 2007 entered the newly opened program "Past and Present of South-East Europe" in the Sofia University faculty of History. There he studied poltical and economic history of the Balkans, as well as History of political thought. He graduated in 2011. Since 2008 he has been working as a programmer, currently in the "Web & Mobile" department of the Bulgarian company Bulpros. Writing for Bulgaria Analytica gives him great enjoyment because it allows him to do some work related to his university studies, an activity which he had previously regarded as an overly expensive pastime. He has interests in fields such as International relations, Contemporary history, and technology.

  Although I receive and process lots of information, an uncharacteristically high volume for someone who should be engaged mainly with professional analysis of projects and business risks, I never cease to be surprised when people at the top start to fret publicly in the media and to justify their actions by the potential risks of international events. Some even dare to translate their own insecurities – real or staged – into innuendos to the electorate, on the one hand to lower public expectations for a quality management response, and on the other – to highlight their own indispensability.   Television studios become the arena for frequent displays of outright hysteria which in fact are a decoy for simple mediocrity. In the absence of other content, we are bombarded with