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Iraq, a Victim of the Fight for Regional Domination Between Iran and Saudi Arabia

By Oana Popescu

June 2014

Adevărul

This time it is not (just) the Americans to blame. Iraq’s fate is decided in Tehran and Riyadh, not in Baghdad, nor in Washington. Middle East is today the stage for a war on regional domination between Iran and Saudi Arabia, carried out through intermediates. The theaters of this war are specifically Iraq and Syria.

Read more at http://adevarul.ro/international/in-lume/irak-victima-luptei-iran-arabia-saudita-dominatie-regionala-1_53b015660d133766a8fe58e1/index.html

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What was Biden Doing in Bucharest? Vow Renewal, Prenup Included

By Oana Popescu

May 2014

Adevărul

Unlike Ukraine, Romania can 100% count on support from the US and NATO, since it is member of the Alliance. Biden sent a firm message to Romanians and the future Cotroceni office holder: Russia no longer fights only with conventional weapons. The US cannot defend what we don’t defend ourselves – the territory of rule of law and anti-corruption.

Read more at http://adevarul.ro/news/eveniment/ce-cautat-biden-bucurestit-reinnoireajuramintelor-contract-prenuptial-1_537cfd3d0d133766a8daa499/index.html

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Saudi Arabia and Israel Might Join Forces Against Iran, Despite US

Walter Russell Mead interviewed by Oana Popescu for Adevărul

November 2013

Ukraine continues its course towards the EU despite its obstacles and the European area of ​​prosperity and freedom continues to expand, slowly but surely, in Eastern Europe. Syria is a problem almost impossible to solve and not a failure of the international system.

Read more at http://adevarul.ro/international/in-lume/arabia-saudita-israelul-s-ar-putea-coaliza-iranului-ciuda-sua-1_52935ecac7b855ff5639406f/index.html

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What the China – Central and Eastern Europe Summit does not represent

By Oana Popescu

November 2013

Adevarul

The visit of the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China to Bucharest has a truly special importance. Like many others, it is historical because we cannot do better (yet). More “historical” is Romania’s attempt to finally shape its policy towards China, after years of going from one mistake to another. Let us be clear though – it is only an attempt.

Read more at http://adevarul.ro/economie/stiri-economice/ce-nu-reprezinta-summitul-china-europa-centrala-est-1_529719f7c7b855ff564be662/index.html