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Official EU policy should reflect European support for #Iran resistance

Official EU policy should reflect European support for #Iran resistance

| August 13, 2019

I have long advocated for a firm policy in dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and I was by no means alone among the members of the European Parliament, where I used to serve for 10 years. In fact, supporters of something like the US strategy of “maximum pressure” are not even confined to […]

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The challenges and opportunities of the #RefugeeCrisis

The challenges and opportunities of the #RefugeeCrisis

| August 9, 2019

The refugee crisis has become a rising challenge and it has been stirring global politics, and there is no easy solution from a historical point of view. During World Refugee Day on 20 June this year, the United Nations released the latest data and statistics on the causes of refugee crisis. The data shows that […]

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#MinskAgreements rest on incompatible views of sovereignty

#MinskAgreements rest on incompatible views of sovereignty

| July 15, 2019

Implementing the agreements to end the war in eastern Ukraine means that either Ukraine’s view must prevail, or Russia’s view must prevail. Western governments should be unequivocal in their defence of Ukraine’s. Duncan AllanAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House A person with passports of the Luhansk People’s Republic and Ukraine enters a centre […]

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#USAgriculture needs a 21st-century ‘New Deal’

#USAgriculture needs a 21st-century ‘New Deal’

| July 11, 2019

These are difficult times in farm country. Historic spring rains – 600% above average in some places – inundated fields and homes. The US Department of Agriculture predicts that this year’s corn and soybean crops will be the smallest in four years, due partly to delayed planting, write Maywa Montenegro, Annie Shattuck and Joshua Sbicca. Even before the floods, […]

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#Russia – Military posture in the Arctic: Managing hard power in a ‘low tension’ environment

#Russia – Military posture in the Arctic: Managing hard power in a ‘low tension’ environment

| July 2, 2019

This paper focuses on Russia’s military posture in the Russian Arctic. It seeks to demystify Moscow’s military build-up in the region: it explains that if Moscow is indeed militarizing the Russian Arctic, the military build-up and the Kremlin’s intentions are, at least for now, defensive in nature. Download PDF (opens in new window) Mathieu Boulègue […]

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#USAID economic cluster in #Bishkek to cross with EU and China investments

#USAID economic cluster in #Bishkek to cross with EU and China investments

| June 27, 2019

A new economic cluster to support Kyrgyzstan’s light industry is to be launched in Bishkek. The project initiated by the USAID aims to enhance the country’s light industry businesses and to provide grant support to entrepreneurs, said the press-office of the US Embassy in Bishkek, writes Olga Malik. However, the US initiative confronts the interests […]

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US Democratic candidates must put democracy reform first to beat #Trump

US Democratic candidates must put democracy reform first to beat #Trump

| June 26, 2019

Ten minutes. That’s about the most possible time any particular will get a chance to speak at the much-anticipated Democratic debates this week. With ten candidates on stage for each two-hour event, plus five moderators, plus commercials, plus promos, it’ll be tough for anyone to get a word in edgewise, writes Executive Director & Chief Counsel […]

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