02/22/2022 - before the President's address
Parerga & Paralipomena for Robert Steuckers’ Europa II. De l’Eurasie aux périphéries, une géopolitique continentale (Madrid: BIOS, 2017)
rom the point of view of sacred geography, the firmest and most operative construction is full-fledged and complete Moscow-centrism, the idea of Russia as a wheel turning around a center. Concentric psychology is deeply rooted in our people. In this case, Russia is the total opposite of the US, the mythological geography of which was from the very beginning fragmented and individualized.
The thought of an Eurasian continent as a mediator between the Atlantic and the Asian might for a Dutch metaphysician be felt as the relieve of a burden. Heidegger saw his own mission in preparing European thinking for a confrontation with the East.
Any form of cooperation is governed by regulations, laws, and agreements between the involved parties.
Preparations for presidential elections which will be held on 19 May 2017 have begun in Iran with the announcement that Hassan Rouhani is the first person nominated for the presidential race. But in spite of this, some analysts suggest that Rouhani, who came to power in 2013 promising to resolve the nuclear issue and expand the margin of freedoms and improve the economic situation, may not be able easily to win a second presidential term, as was the case with all ex-presidents in Iran, with the exception of the first unstable period of the Islamic revolution.