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Why is the GERMAN ARMY EXPANDING? – KJ VIDS

The debate about German militarisation has gained speed in recent years. The German army is now going through its biggest defense spending increase since WWII. But what are the geopolitical shifts that have led to Germany feeling insecure and why now? I’m Kasim, this is KJ Vids and in this video, we will discuss the […]

Is POLAND becoming a REGIONAL POWER? – KJ Vids

As Europe becomes more divided, the economic and security benefits that partner countries of the European Union expect and have generally received, seems more and more uncertain by the day. This is particularly the case for some Eastern and Central European countries such as Poland. As we enter a multi-polar world, where the global balance […]

Will GERMANY and RUSSIA create an ALLIANCE? – KJ Vids

Germany’s relations with Moscow have always been, and remain, one of its central strategic challenges. Yet views on how to deal with the country have historically remained split. To temper Russia’s advancement in Europe, pressures Germany feel now have led to both an alliance and conflict with Russia in the past. Are we seeing the […]

What is RUSSIA’S PUTIN’S GRAND VISION? – KJ Vids

What is RUSSIA’S PUTIN’S GRAND VISION? Winston Churchill once said Russia is a riddle wrapped in an enigma. Today, Western nations still have trouble understanding Russia’s plans. Putin is trying to reconstruct the historic Russian sphere of influence through annexation of parts of neighbouring states and the projection of Russian power to other regions of […]

How do GERMANS view AMERICA? – KJ Vids

The relationship between the United States and Germany has been a cornerstone of the liberal international order for decades. From the Marshall Plan to early entry into NATO to German reunification and USSR era, the two countries have been engaged together in major historical events while facing many of the same challenges to both security […]

Will FRANCE remain a GREAT POWER? – KJ Vids

In recent years, France’s geopolitical environment has dramatically deteriorated. With the rise of populism in all corners of the Western world from the Brexit vote to the election of Donald Trump, the migration crisis in Europe as a result of the Arab Spring, the Libya and Syria crisis have created an atmosphere of insecurity . […]

Understanding ERDOĞAN’S POLITICS | KJ Vids

Support KJ Vids on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/kjvids OR Make a one-time donation on Fund My Page https://www.fundmypage.com/kjvids In June 2018, Turkey’s President Erdogan claimed victory in presidential and parliamentary elections, securing five more years in office. Despite concerns about the economy and a plunging Lira, Erdogan won 53% of the vote with over 90% of ballot […]

Will JAPAN and RUSSIA make PEACE? – KJ Vids

For more than 70 years, Russia and Japan have been at loggerheads over Pacific islands on the edge of the Sea of Okhostk known as the Kuril islands. The long-standing dispute dates back to WWII when the Soviet Union seized the islands, expelling all 17,000 Japanese residents. Japan’s official position is that the islands are […]

The GEOPOLITICS of the BLACK SEA – KJ Vids

In the mounting tension between Great Powers, the Black Sea holds a particular strategic importance. It represents the waterway connecting Europe, Russia and the Middle East and is believed to host substantial reserves of hydrocarbons. It’s unique location makes it an important gateway for gas pipelines fuelling European markets and is a key theatre in […]

Who was behind the Turkish Coup?

On the night of 15th July 2016, roads were blocked on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul and jets were flying over the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. Tanks brought Istanbul to a standstill as soldiers invaded the headquarters of the ruling party, seized control of the State broadcaster and announced that the army was in charge. […]