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GEOPOLITICS :: EUROPE: Zones of Influence - The new project for the Mediterranean - Analysis

GEOPOLITICS :: EUROPE: Zones of Influence - The new project for the Mediterranean - Analysis
By Iain Fraser - GEOPoliticalMatters.com
European News & Media Centre Málaga
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Giancarlo Elia Valori writing for Modern Diplomacy has published an extremely interesting multi-faceted article examining the thought pattern of re-defining the Mediterranean, which I thoroughly recommend to GEO´ Readers.

GEOPOLITICS :: EUROPE: Zones of Influence - The new project for the Mediterranean - Analysis

He writes that in the future, the Mediterranean issue will realistically be that of dividing it into zones of influence, albeit communicating with one another – and anyway capable of absorbing also the Geopolitical and military tension that will emerge in other world regions.

The idea that the Mediterranean can still be a small “European lake” is now to be completely ruled out, because the European Union, but also its individual Member States, or NATO itself have shown they cannot credibly hold any Mediterranean area.

The key event of this demonstration of impotence – and often of frank and overt foolishness – was the Second Balkan War. The clash between Serbs and Slovenes immediately materialized in the Congress of the Yugoslav Communist League on January 20, 1990, but then the army harshly intervened in Slovenia, despite the fact that the secession of the various republics was envisaged by Tito’s Constitution, as also happens in all the Basic Laws resulting from the Communist tradition of the Third International.

France, Italy and Spain, are now prey to very strong tensions between ethnic groups, linguistic areas and more or less presumed “nations”.

If this fragmentation continues, together with an economic and legal slowdown of the European Union, connected to the very strong immigration from Africa and the Middle East, the European Union will be what Italy was in Count Metternich ’s mind, namely “a geographical expression”. Nowadays, however, there will be no American or other troops to save it from the mistakes it has foolishly made and self-inflicted.

About Giancarlo Elia Valori
Advisory Board Co-chair Honoris Causa Professor Giancarlo Elia Valori is an eminent Italian economist and businessman. He holds prestigious academic distinctions and national orders. Mr. Valori has lectured on international affairs and economics at the world’s leading universities such as Peking University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Yeshiva University in New York. He currently chairs “International World Group”, he is also the honorary president of Huawei Italy, economic adviser to the Chinese giant HNA Group. In 1992 he was appointed Officier de la Légion d’ Honneur de la République Francaise, with this motivation: “A man who can see across borders to understand the world” and in 2002 he received the title “Honorable” of the Académie des Sciences de l’ Institut de France. “

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