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#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

#TrumpNotWelcome attracts thousands to centre of Brussels

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thousands of protesters gathered on the streets Brussels to protest against Trump’s visit to Brussels. The key issues were: gender equality, climate change, LGBT rights and social justice. In this instance, we think “a picture tells a thousand words”, writes Catherine Feore. Amnesty International focused on the refugee ban, with supporters dressed as the iconic […]

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#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

#GE2017: Theresa May launches manifesto ‘to see us through Brexit and beyond’

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Theresa May (pictured) has described the forthcoming general election as critical for the UK and the Conservative manifesto as one that will see the UK through Brexit and beyond. She claims the manifesto to be a plan for “a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain”, writes Catherine Feore. It is clear from the intro that there is one […]

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Tolerating theocracy in #Iran is a perilous illusion

Tolerating theocracy in #Iran is a perilous illusion

| May 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since the nuclear agreement, officially known as the JCPOA, was signed between world powers and Tehran, the world has witnessed Iran’s malign intervention in the Middle East grow despite a purported “moderate”, President Hassan Rouhani, holding office, writes Hamid Bahrami. Although the US confirms that Iran is complying with the terms of the nuclear deal, […]

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Roundtable on #UKSnapElection

Roundtable on #UKSnapElection

| April 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Theresa May’s call for an early election last Tuesday (18 June) has created a wealth of conversation and debate. We’ve invited a number of experts to weigh in. Joining us this week: Gary Cartwright, publisher of EU Today with a particular focus on the current geopolitical tensions between east and west. Dr. Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities at […]

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#Kazakhstan embracing diversity helps build national unity

#Kazakhstan embracing diversity helps build national unity

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

A strong sense of national identity is perhaps the most important resource a country can have. Societies which possess these feelings of pride and belonging can grasp opportunities more easily and, perhaps even more importantly, work together to overcome challenges. We see this national resilience in action around the world in the face of natural […]

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Opinion: Referendum in #Turkey – dispelling myths of the end of Turkish democracy

Opinion: Referendum in #Turkey – dispelling myths of the end of Turkish democracy

| April 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

The results of the Turkey referendum on the constitutional amendments held on 16 April brought a long hoped-for victory to Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party. The referendum that split the nation into two polar groups (51. 41% ‘Yes’ votes against 48.59% ‘No’) made international media rife with debates and […]

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It’s up to the EU to ensure May’s ‘softer #Brexit’ ploy pays off

It’s up to the EU to ensure May’s ‘softer #Brexit’ ploy pays off

“It’s about getting the best possible deal” on Brexit – that is British Prime Minister Theresa May’s new mantra to explain the surprise general election she has called for 8 June. It is intended to justify her volte face after having stoutly refused to consider fresh elections in the wake of last year’s Brexit referendum, […]

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