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Will the Russian War in Ukraine reset World diplomacy?

Originally posted on But what does Richard Kemp think?:
President Zelensky has now established the ‘gold standard’ for political leadership of this generation. Compare him a former comedian turned statesman with the half basked comedian who is our Prime Minister…

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Will Ukraine Escape Russian Domination?

Originally posted on Joyce O’Day:
Image of Ukrainian Lesser Coat of Arms accessed via commons.wikimedia.org. The political history of post-Soviet Ukraine is marked by corruption, electoral fraud, and mass protests.? In the 30 years since the breakup of the…

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A useless but very dangerous challenge game

Even though the much-maligned and provocative 45th President of the United States of America may have disappeared from the scene, his comrade Vladimir Putin is still on the throne and no less talkative. Putin still insists on having everything under … Continue reading

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Putin plays dangerous poker game

The standoff in eastern Ukraine is the most tense since Russian-backed forces took control of parts of the country in 2014. Now President Vladimir Putin appears to be threatening the region once more. Continue reading

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How the Taliban Began – Afghanistan 1994-97 – John Simpson’s Journal (and how different are they now, really?)

Originally posted on Andrew James:
The Road to Kabul: Recent developments in Afghanistan, particularly over the past fortnight, together with this week’s (18th August) emergency debate in the House of Commons, have prompted me to write further on the question…

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A human drama set in Afghanistan

The American nation retreating Over the past few days, we here in the West have seen horrific images of unbelievably traumatic situations, which certainly cannot be ignored. The greatest American nation did as if they had to lose most of … Continue reading

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G7 and Building Back Better

A look at the 2021 G7 summit which took place under the UK presidency of the G7, the overarching theme of which is ‘Building Back Better’ from the pandemic. Continue reading

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Undermining security and democracy via the Internet

Online communication has made cross-border communication easier for terrorists and has amplified terrorist propaganda and the spread of extremism. EU countries are working together to stop terrorists from using the internet to radicalise, recruit, incite to violence and facilitate the carrying out terrorist attacks. Continue reading

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A strong and ambitious counter-terrorism policy is needed for the European Union

At its 561st plenary session, held on 9 and 10 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee welcomed and supported the strategic agenda to protect EU citizens from terrorism, as proposed in the EU Security Union Strategy, and agrees … Continue reading

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2016 in review Politics #2 Persons of the year

Merkel‘s popularity had suffered in 2016, following a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne on New Year‘s Eve blamed mainly on Arab and North African men. Going from 2015 into 2016 in some German cities brought … Continue reading

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