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Normunds Grostins

Location: Latvia

Activity: Political scientist, Analyst

Articles: 1

Notes: 8

Opinion: 4

Normunds Grostins

specialization:

Development of European Union, Non-governmental organizations, Politics and economics in Baltic States

About:

Since 2005 Normunds Grostins is the Chairman of the Board at Latvian Institute of Future Studies. He has Master degree in History. Since 2006 he has been Board member and Vice - President in political Alliances at European level (type of organization operating transnationally in Europe and in the institutions of the European Union).

Normunds Grostins has written books and brochures on EU issues, including science fiction novel "Open Time" co-funded by European Parliament, hundreds of articles, including monthly column in Latvia's leading business journal "Kapitāls".

EXPERT OPINION

Normunds Grostins

After Paris attacks will US and Russia find common cause in Syria

Counter strike President Vladimir Putin on Nov 17 ordered Russia’s armed forces to co-ordinate with the French military as “allies” in Syria. President Hollande echoed Putin’s calls for an anti-terror coalition. “There must be a union of all those who truly want to fight against this terrorist army as part of one big coalition,” Hollande said. “It’s with this goal in mind that I will meet in the coming days President Obama and President Putin to join forces and achieve a result that has been postponed for too long.” Is this a significant shift in strategy over Syria in the face of the shared threat from Islamic terrorism? Yes, it is. For now.
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Normunds Grostins

GOP LAWMAKERS CALL FOR CURBS, FREEZE ON MUSLIM MIGRATION TO U.S.

This is real The United States is a country that is essentially populated by immigrants. Mechanisms of patriotism turned the United States into a citizen factory that has been taking in outsiders, including Muslim immigrants, and turning them into Americans for centuries. Muslims are the fastest growing group of immigrants. According to Pew Research, only 11 percent of Muslim Americans identify as Republican or leaning-Republican, making them one of the most reliable Democrat voting blocs in the country. So Paul Ryan’s draft legislation to reduce or stop granting visas and citizenships to immigrants of Muslim nations which are known to be involved in Jihadist movements, may be part of political strategy aimed at reducing growth of Democrat's electoral base.Despite hidden political strategies behind Ryan's draft legislation, to stop the Jihadists from arriving is the right thing to do.
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Normunds Grostins

More Mexican Immigrants Leaving U.S. Than Entering, Report Finds

They'll be back The United States occupied Mexican territory in the nineteenth century, and the region still maintains some characteristics of an occupied territory. The cultural border of Mexico has shifted northward even though the political border remains static. Mexican community is concentrated in these formerly Mexican territories. When we look at Mexico's population, we see continued growth but also a soft landing in population growth by mid-century.Soon enough, in the early 2030s immigration laws will aggressively encourage immigration to the United States in order to solve America's labor shortages. The borderland, extending far into the United States, will become predominantly Mexican. Population movement will thus reverse the social reality that was imposed militarily in the nineteenth century.
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Normunds Grostins

Turkey’s Erdogan warned of Brussels terror just days before it happened

On March 18 president Erdogan was speaking in Çanakkale commemorating WW1 Dardanelles’ operation. He said, that EU is dancing on minefield and there is no reason why bombs may not soon explode in Brussels and in other European cities. His forecast was fast to come true.

It was rather surprising that Brussels with its extremely high political risks and nearly 50 percent Muslim first and second generation immigrant population (heavily agitated by Islamic State) had no baggage scanners at entrances of its metro and in both airports.

Passengers, as I witnessed last week visiting European Parliament, continued to flow freely even as it was very well known, that well-trained terrorists are hiding in the city.

This absence of scanners in Brussels was a big difference comparing to many capitals. For example, one needs to pass scanners in Beijing or Madrid, or in many other big cities.

Of course, it was nice to board trains or enter airports in Brussels so freely and comfortably. But times were changing. Nearly unlimited immigration from destabilized areas like North Africa and Syria was always promoted by Brussels’ EU bureaucracy. So the problems were accumulating and payment for this freedom of little controlled transportation was pending. Now the price for these policies is paid in Brussels. And that price is very high. Dance on the minefield ended in a very predictable way. Very much according to Erdogan's speach. What a coincidence.

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OPINION

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Vladimir Golstein

The Danderous Acceptance of Donald Trump

James N. Green

James N. Green

Politics in Brazil: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

Barbara H. Peterson

Barbara H. Peterson

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Danny Haiphong

Danny Haiphong

WHY IS OTTO(SUPER)MAN ERDOGAN LOSING HIS CHARISMA?

Miray Aslan

Miray Aslan

How relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached a breaking point

Navid Nasr

Navid Nasr

How relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached a breaking point

Writers

chief editor

Joshua Tartakovsky

Analysis should serve as a method to better understand our world, not to obscure it.

Materials: 42

Specialization: Israel and the Middle East, US politics

Materials: 7

Specialization: Balkans, NATO and EU policies, Strategic communications

Materials: 3

Specialization: Foreign politics, Immigration, Human rights.

Materials: 2

Specialization: Political Science, Social Anthropology

Materials: 3

Specialization: Eastern Europe

Materials: 14

Specialization: Industrial Safety, Corporations

Materials: 12

Specialization: Eastern Europe, Labor movement

Materials: 3

Specialization: American history, way of life, and principles

Danielle Ryan

Ireland

Materials: 10

Specialization: US foreign policy, US-Russia relations and media bias

Materials: 20

Specialization: War, Racism, Capitalist exploitation, Civil rights

Materials: 8

Specialization: Modern Japanese History, Modern Chinese History, Military History, History of Counterinsurgency, History of Disobedience, Dynamics of Atrocities in Wartime

Dovid Katz

Lithuania

Materials: 3

Specialization: Holocaust Revisionism and Geopolitics; East European Far Right & Human Rights; Yiddish Studies & Litvak Culture

Materials: 20

Specialization: History, Catalunya, Spain, Geopolitics, Nationalism in Europe, Islamization, Immigration

Materials: 5

Materials: 3

Specialization: migration, international relations

Materials: 1

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy and strategies, BRICS/SCO

Materials: 19

Specialization: Balkans, Yugoslavia

Materials: 10

Specialization: Jihadist Groups, Islamic Terrorism, Global Security

Materials: 4

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 4

Specialization: Media and government relations

Materials: 2

Specialization: Latin America, Brazil

Jay Watts

Canada

Materials: 2

Specialization: History, Marxism-Leninism, Imperialism, Anti-imperialism.

Materials: 2

Specialization: International Relations, Sociology, Geostrategy

Materials: 1

Specialization: civil rights

Lionel Baland

Belgium

Materials: 22

Specialization: Euroscepticism, Patriotic parties of Europe

Maram Susli

Australia

Materials: 3

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights, Racism, US politics

Materials: 1

Specialization: geopolitics, economics

Max J. Schindler

Palestine-Israel

Materials: 9

Specialization: Politics

Miray Aslan

Turkey

Materials: 12

Specialization: Media, Politics

Materials: 5

Specialization: Politics, International relations

Navid Nasr

Croatia

Materials: 13

Specialization: Global security, Politics

Materials: 9

Specialization: Development of European Union, Non-governmental organizations, Politics and economics in Baltic States

Materials: 9

Specialization: Greece, Crisis of the US hegemony; Israel / Occupied Palestine, Oppression of Black people in the US

Materials: 4

Specialization: geopolitics, Russia, USSR

Pedro Marin

Brazil

Materials: 17

Specialization: Latin America, Ukraine, North Korea

Materials: 13

Specialization: Sustainable development, International relations, Comparative European politics, European integration, Eastern European politics and EU-Russia relations

Materials: 8

Specialization: Politics

Materials: 16

Specialization: Counterterrorist Finance

Seyit Aldogan

Greece

Materials: 3

Specialization: ISIS, Middle East, Globalization, Migrant crisis

Materials: 1

Specialization: Head of "Srebrenica Historical Project"

Materials: 3

Specialization: Economy, Social politics

Stevan Gajic

Serbia

Materials: 1

Specialization: Full time researcher at the Institute for European Studies

Materials: 5

Specialization: Geopolitics, Geoeconomics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights

Tobias Nase

Germany

Materials: 8

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy, Ukraine

Valerijus Simulik

Lithuania

Materials: 2

Specialization: Politics and economics in Baltic States, education and science, non - governmental organizations, globalization and EU

Van Gelis

Greece

Materials: 17

Specialization: Middle East

Materials: 1

Specialization: Kosovo, Serbia, Belgrad bombing

Materials: 5

Specialization: international relations, Russia

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