TV7 Europa Stands: Is Western Civilization Under Real Threat? - September 2023

In 1864 Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.
He observed that you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
While a different time, facing different problems and different ways of solving them;
Lincoln’s words remain relevant as ever.
Russia’s interest-driven invasion of Ukraine, in defiance of international law
and the rules based order, remains undecided – absent prospects of tangible breakthrough.
And as winter fast approaches, it will once again force Europe to contend with its
lack of energy independence. On the political front, Poland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain and Ukraine are all expected to hold national elections by year’s end – granting European nations opportunities for change – in the face of a long-list of global challenges.
Joining us to dissect Europe’s state of internal and foreign affairs:
- Host : Jonathan Hessen
-Prof. Jacek Czaputowicz, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland
-Prof. Miro Kovac, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Croatia
-MP Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson, Former Prime Minister of Iceland – Head of the Center Party
-Amb. Sven Sakkov, Estonia’s Ambassador to Finland, Former Under Secretary for Policy at the Ministry of Defense in Tallinn
-Mr. Timo Soini, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Premier of Finland
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  • 30906 views
  • Published: October 01, 2023
  • Duration: 58 min

TV7 Europa Stands

Series deliberates Europe’s identity and global standing from a conservative lens at a time when its Christian values are being relentlessly challenged from both foreign and domestic elements.

Episodes

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    TV7 Europa Stands - European Nations must prepare for the worst ahead - 02 June 2024

    “It is not all in Ukraine, it’s not in Syria, it is not in far-away countries, it is in Europe... in Western Europe.” These remarks were asserted by Chairman of NATO’s Military Committee Admiral Rob Bauer, who raised the alarm over rising prospects of Europe getting dragged into global conflict. While urging the private sector…
    June 02, 2024 33634 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands - The threat of illegal Islamist migration; Europe requires revival - April 2024

    To dissect Europe’s state of affairs, one may objectively label the continent’s future as bleak. Embroiled in war on its eastern flank; Records High inflation; Disruptions to freedom of navigation; investigations into widespread corruption and a flood of illegal migration – all of which directly threaten European nations – and therefore – must urgently be…
    April 28, 2024 29168 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands - Is World War III upon us?; Family Values versus Migration - March 3rd, 2024

    “Europe is far too weak and divided to stand in for the US strategically; and, without US leadership the West cannot survive.” Thus, Joschka Fischer concluded on December 5 th 2016 – merely 11 years after concluding his service as Berlin’s top diplomat and Vice Chancellor – that “the Western world, as virtually everyone alive…
    March 03, 2024 12721 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Is Western Civilization Under Real Threat? - September 2023

    In 1864 Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to his Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. He observed that you cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. While a different time, facing different problems and different ways of solving them; Lincoln’s words remain relevant as ever. Russia’s interest-driven invasion of Ukraine, in defiance of…
    October 01, 2023 30906 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Sacrifice for Liberty in the face of Tyranny - August 2023

    Have you ever visited a military cemetery? Have you actually stopped for a second to give a moment’s thought to the countless thousands of mostly young men who have sacrificed their lives in order that you and your family may live your lives free from foreign tyranny? Are your nation’s leaders, who’ve been duly entrusted…
    August 27, 2023 24314 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: A Clash of Civilizations amid Strategic Competition - June 2023

    The fundamental source of conflict in this new world will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. Rather, as Samuel Huntington asserted in his book Clash of civilizations, “The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural. Nation-states will remain the most powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal…
    June 18, 2023 19342 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands - Europe at a critical juncture amid Global Power Competition - May 2023

    With global affairs increasingly framed by the American-Russian-Chinese triangle, Europe has to contend with the impact this has on its own identity, security architecture and policies. Is NATO still the fundamental political and military infrastructure for most of the continent, and if so - how does it relate to the war in Ukraine and ominous…
    May 28, 2023 26607 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Can Ukraine win the war vs Russia? Edging toward a New World Order - April 2023

    Fourteen months have passed since Russia launched its premeditated military invasion of Ukraine, resulting in tens of thousands of casualties to date in Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War Two. As neither Moscow nor Kyiv have managed to close in on their respective political objectives so far, the majority of Western intelligence agencies believe…
    April 23, 2023 13180 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment – March 2023

    “Russia’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine is a tectonic event that is reshaping Russia’s relationships with the West and China, and more broadly in ways that are unfolding and remain highly uncertain. Escalation of the conflict to a military confrontation between Russia and the West carries the greater risk, which the world has not…
    March 19, 2023 15641 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: One-Year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; Situation Assessment – February 2023

    This week marks exactly one year since Russian forces mounted a full-scale invasion of its Western neighbor, Ukraine - an act of aggression which seemingly caught much of the world by surprise despite repeated actions and rhetoric indicating Moscow’s ill intent, which included the unopposed annexation of Crimea eight years prior. In contrast, the Western…
    February 19, 2023 14435 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Dark Days set over Europe; Silver Lining for 2023?

    2022 will go down in history as a year of growing deficiencies - from reduced security and stability to energy shortages, diminished trust in an EU institution plagued by a developing corruption scandal, an undeterred influx of illegal migration - all the way to staggering inflation. And while the so-called “Dark Days of Christmas” are…
    December 22, 2022 21595 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: The battle for Europe’s future; Strategic Situation Assessment – November 2022

    On December 31st, 2019, a local municipal health commission in China’s Hubei Province reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia. Merely three months later the World Health Organization proclaimed the novel coronavirus ‘a global pandemic’ – a historic turning point which effectively accelerated strategic ambitions by major geo-political actors. While the Biden Administration seized power…
    November 06, 2022 18113 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Winter is coming; Will Europe persevere? Strategic Assessment -Sept 2022

    Times are tough. Uncertainty plagues the European continent with rapidly soaring energy prices; uncontrollable inflation absent clear directives; a brutal war in Ukraine with no expiration date in-sight for Russia’s prolonged aggression; and a simmering lack of respect for leadership. These concerns raise questions whether those gripping the reins of power throughout European capitals are…
    October 02, 2022 12830 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands - Is NATO’s SC enough to withstand Russia? Situation Assessment - July 2022

    Plagued by political instability from London all-the-way to Rome; European capitals are struggling to keep-up with an ever-changing reality – in which a growing list of global and intra-European woes are seemingly too much to bear. Indeed - Not far from the very studio we are currently occupying in Helsinki; Finnish President Sauli Niinisto voiced…
    August 14, 2022 13282 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: West versus East, Conventional War vs Nuclear Powers, Strategic Overview -June 22

    An international rules-based order, forged out of the ashes of World War Two, constitutes a global architecture that is ardently championed - albeit in conformity with strategic interests, by the United States and its intercontinental allies, including most notably here in Europe. It sought to realize an adapted interpretation of the English School of ‘international…
    June 26, 2022 11722 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment - NATO To Expand Eastward - April 2022

    Europe’s geo-political construct is seemingly shifting – a reaction to domestic sentiments, largely triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. And while societies aspire to regain a lost sense of stability – including by deepening the trans-Atlantic partnership - European capitals also opt to reintroduce conservative principles, setting those in an inevitable collision-course with the Institutions…
    May 08, 2022 8749 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment, Europe vs New Global Order - Update - March 2022

    Europe remains afflicted by war – and while discussions of a possible cessation of hostilities are periodically reported by Russia and Ukraine, the events on the continent’s eastern flank are merely one move on the global chessboard – ridden with strategic competition by great powers and regional actors alike. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen: Host. -…
    April 03, 2022 10982 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment – Russia/Ukraine Threat of War - February 2022

    However the situation vis-à-vis Russia unfolds, the latest tensions within Europe’s most eastern theater will have far-reaching ramifications – not only for the continent, but the entire world. At a time when the United States and its allies in Europe, Australia and elsewhere work tirelessly to maintain a so-called “rules based international order,” Russia and…
    February 20, 2022 5655 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment - January 2022

    Europe faces a wide range of open-ended challenges at a time when European leadership remains obscure. Similarly to a headless chicken rushing in every clueless direction, European nations may find themselves comparably periled unless leadership reasserts itself - to steer the continent into greener pastures. Panel: - Jonathan Hessen: Host. - Gen. Klaus Naumann, Former…
    January 16, 2022 6426 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment - December 2021 - Annual Recap

    This past year of 2021 will be marked in history as a year of transition; a year in which failed ‘policies of containment’ matured into ‘strategic competition’ – challenging a so-called “rules-based order” that developed over the years to ensure global stability. What could we, as Europeans, learn from this past year – at a…
    December 23, 2021 8588 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment - November 2021

    Europe is at a critical crossroads: unanimous decision-making to steer the continental vessel ahead as a one-minded bloc ahead may prove increasingly difficult as it faces internal apertures and strife during the age of strategic competition. This, especially at time when seeming lack of leadership among nation states consequently emboldens both multilateral institutions as well…
    November 07, 2021 6810 views
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    TV7 Europa Stands: Strategic Situation Assessment - October 2021

    Late French Prime Minister Robert Schuman proclaimed that “Europe needs a soul, an ideal, and the political will to serve this ideal.” Years after these words were asserted, however, Europe remains deeply divided - challenged by those who seek to assert neo-liberal ideals as the only way forward versus those aspiring to preserve the continent’s…
    October 03, 2021 10493 views