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While terms, such as ‘crisis’ and ‘politics in flux’, have been frequently applied to almost every shift in European and national-level politics and policies, the political repercussions of the on – going global economic crisis clearly deserve both those labels. Among the manifold political aspects of the crisis, three stand out. To start with, the […]

Posted by Dimitris Sotiropoulos

The ongoing political crisis in Syria has influenced as a catalyst the political life of the country and its geopolitical role in the region. The increasing political tension in various urban centers in the country and the increasing negative pressure of the anti-Assad powers on the Syrian leader to diminish his pressure on the […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

‘Digital democracy’, ‘Cyber-Activism’, ‘Twitter Revolution,’[1] ‘Facebook Freedom Fighter’[2] – such phrases have flooded news reports, commentaries and analyses over the past few weeks. Everyone seems to agree that social media are shaping global political action in new ways and, that information and communication technologies (ICTs) are altering the dynamics of the public sphere. This is […]

Posted by Ruby Gropas

Two years after assuming office in January 2009, the central components of President Obama’s strategy include a world order characterized by peaceful accommodation between established and rising powers; the collective management of transnational problems; and the overhaul of international institutions to reflect these shifting power dynamics and the new global agenda. While things remain rather […]

Posted by Konstantinos Yfantis

The unprecedented ongoing political developments in Lebanon form a new chapter in the domestic political scene. In January 2011 two major developments occurred: the resignation of the eleven Hizbullah cabinet ministers (12/1) and the appointment of the Hizbullah-backed candidate Najib Mikati as the new prime minister by President Michel Sleiman two weeks later (25/1). The […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

The democratic status of Iraq

On 21 December 2010 a breakthrough in the Iraqi political standoff was announced: the Parliament in Baghdad announced the approval of the new government including all major factions. This development ended the nine months deadlock which followed the inconclusive March 2010 elections. Both the prolonged stalemate and the way that the problem was resolved have […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

Τhe Swedish parliamentary election in September 2010 was the first time in almost a century that a conservative government was re-elected. The Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt’s four-party coalition the Alliance (consisting of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal People’s Party and the Christian Democrats) won 173 seats out of 349 in parliament. Since […]

Posted by Mi Lennhag

Read the speech of Mr. Kofos entitled ‘Prospects for resolving the name issue’ and delivered to the 75th Rose-Roth Seminar. The Seminar entitled ‘South Eastern Europe: Creating New Momentum’ has been organized by ΝΑΤΟ Parliamentary Assembly in Skopje. Read the interview with FYROM’s President, Mr. Gjorgje Ivanov, by Dr. George Tzogopoulos. Political disputes between countries […]

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