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Albania has just entered its 100th year of independence. But does the internal political scene offer enough reasons for celebration? The picture is mixed. On the one hand the country has experienced almost two years of bifurcation and polarization of the political space that endangered social stability. The country experienced successive waves of political standoffs, […]

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The Kosovo conundrum has made it again into the top news stories in the region and beyond, due to the strained atmosphere and tensions taking place in the North since last summer. In July 2011, while the EU-brokered dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina continued with the two sides negotiating freedom of movement of people, vehicles […]

Posted by Apostolis Karabairis

Leading Greek journalist Pavlos Tsimas (Mega, Ta Nea) narrates in the first person, his experiences and reflections on the global economic crisis drawing from his interview material, images and memories. ‘The diary’ is a story of bubbles, irresponsible deregulation, irresponsible lending and borrowing and unrestrained speculation. It assesses government responsibility, greed and revisits the Keynesian/Monetarist […]

Posted by Pavlos Efthymiou

Leading Greek journalist Pavlos Tsimas (Mega, Ta Nea) narrates in the first person, his experiences and reflections on the global economic crisis drawing from his interview material, images and memories. ‘The diary’ is a story of bubbles, irresponsible deregulation, irresponsible lending and borrowing and unrestrained speculation. It assesses government responsibility, greed and revisits the Keynesian/Monetarist […]

Posted by Pavlos Efthymiou

The Cold War and the early post-Cold War periods were relatively easy to define and comprehend. The first was roughly the struggle between two superpowers forming a bipolar system where almost every state had to choose a side. What followed was a period described by Fukuyama as “The End of History” announcing the triumph of […]

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The decision to set up the UN Peacebuilding Commission, Peacebuilding Support Office and Peacebuilding Fund was taken in September 2005 and bit by bit the new architecture was ready for business in 2006 and into 2007. I have just finished four years on the Fund’s independent Advisory Group, the last two as its chair, so […]

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In the suburb of Qulhak in northern Tehran there is a beautiful garden covering almost two big blocks full of poplar trees. It is the garden of the British Embassy in Tehran. The site came under British ownership after WW2 and ever since it has been a place for recreation for the British diplomats serving […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis

After nine months Syria’s ongoing conflict between the pro-Assad and anti-Assad forces has reached a stall-mate. No side seems to be willing to compromise; the revolutionaries remain firm in their principles and goal to overthrow Assad, despite their casualties which they suffer in the hands of the Syrian army. Assad, on his part, remains adamant […]

Posted by Evangelos Venetis