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In #Kuwait, the rule of law is under American assault

In #Kuwait, the rule of law is under American assault

| August 14, 2019

This month marks the anniversary of the start of Operation Desert Shield, in which US President George H.W. Bush brought together a coalition of 35 countries to liberate my country, Kuwait, from the clutches of Saddam Hussein. At the end of that struggle, the late President Bush declared from the Oval Office that “Kuwait is […]

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Testing times for #Ukraine anti-corruption reforms

Testing times for #Ukraine anti-corruption reforms

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ukraine’s new National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) may have netted its first big fish. The arrest of State Fiscal Service Head, Roman Nasirov on 2 March on suspicion of helping to embezzle 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million) suggests that Ukraine’s anti-corruption reforms are breaking new ground, writes John Lough, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham […]

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#Brexit and the joys of starting over

#Brexit and the joys of starting over

| March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anniversaries are special moments. They can be sombre affairs, such as the first anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks, an occasion made even grimmer by the 22 March tragedy in London. Anniversaries can also be a time for reflection and sober deliberation. The European Union’s celebration of its 60th anniversary on 25 March was just […]

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#Eurozone proposals will be Rome party pooper

#Eurozone proposals will be Rome party pooper

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pity the European Union’s top officials as they contemplate next month’s 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, writes Giles Merritt. Planned as a glorious popular celebration, it’s shaping up to be a political embarrassment. The EU is caught between two conflicting pressures: it wants to showcase the Union’s achievements at the 25 March informal summit […]

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Christian convert conditionally released before Persian new year

Christian convert conditionally released before Persian new year

Mojtaba Seyyed-Alaedin Hossein, a Christian convert from Iran, has been conditionally released from Adel-Abad prison just a couple of days before the Iranian New Year, according to a report from Human Rights without Frontiers. He endured more than three years in prison. His conditional release was granted after receiving three months of pardon for his […]

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Singapore: The Commission to request Court of Justice Opinion on the trade deal

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Commission decided today (30 October) to request an Opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore. Commissioner De Gucht said: “I have been saying for months that we need to clarify the interpretation of the Lisbon Treaty as regards trade matters. And this […]

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