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Guest blog post, sent in by Stive Griffing. At the present time Ukraine is in the world limelight. The specific character of the present situation is that the country happened to be at a crossroads of external economic and political vectors. Decision making concerning the line of further development by the country occupying exceeding territory… » read more

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By Fadi Elhusseini Regularly, when spring comes, people expect flowers and green shoots and optimism prevails. Alas, things in the Middle East are quite different. With every spring that comes, people recall the outbreak of the first spark of the current “Arab Spring” that started in Tunisia 2011 and swept Arab countries, wondering what will… » read more

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By the World Food Programme BRUSSELS – A contribution of €10 million, announced today, from the European Commission’s Directorate for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), has been welcomed by the United Nations World Food Programme, and brings the Commission’s total assistance to WFP for its Syria operations to almost €42 million since the crisis… » read more

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By Nelly Stratieva, Project Coordinator at a management consultancy in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, one of the best performing Asian economies and an example for ethnic and religious tolerance, is poised for the most hotly contested elections in its history. For 56 years, since its independence from the British Empire, Malaysia has been ruled by one… » read more

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By Fadi Elhusseini As we are approaching spring, it reminds us of Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu theatrical gesture at the United Nations General Assembly last September, while holding up a cartoon-like drawing of a bomb with a fuse as he drew the famous “red line” for Iran’s nuclear program. That red line represents this spring and… » read more

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By Fadi Elhusseini Breaching U.N. Charter and violating territorial sovereignty of countries through quick air strikes is not a newfangled product. Major Powers have adopted such a practice in order to achieve quick, clean and accurate goals, avoiding any unnecessary complications of ground operations, which may bring about some unforeseen consequences. U.S. strikes on Sudan… » read more

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By Marko Bucik As second inaugural speeches go, over-ambition can prove self-defeating. Witness the Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s forceful entry into his third term in 1941, later tainted by battles with the Congress tightly controlled by his own Democratic party. More recently, George W. Bush Jr. advanced the partial privatization of Social Security in his second… » read more

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By David Heap and Ehab Lotayef. One year after the Greek government bowed to pressure and enforced he outsourced Israeli blockade of Gaza, the international movement to challenge the blockade is still very much afloat: we may change our tactics, but not our objectives. Our new campaign to challenge the blockade from the inside out… » read more

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