Alex Christoforou – Who/What will cut the Gordian knot? with Ania KThu 11:45 am Europe/London, 11 Aug 2022
Ania’s gentle questioning leads their conversation in many directions.
Just a few of the topics they discuss:
What has he learned from his father, a Cyprian diplomat, about diplomacy?
Diplomacy is based on listening and understanding; solving problems; compromise necessary to reach best outcomes. If one door closes, it often opens another. Current Western diplomats view compromise as failure; they are unwilling to give up anything, to find a middle ground.
Gordian knot legend: that which you cannot untie, you have to cut. This is what has happened in Ukraine. Putin cut the knot.
Agenda 2030 – accelerated, condensed.
Poland suffers from a lack of confidence; Greece does as well. This is what the EU creates; get them hooked; it is like an abusive relationship.
Turkey holds all the cards re Nato. Their main problem is inflation, which they are attempting to solve via business with Russia.