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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

The WikiLeaks stakes are arguably great: On one side are the advocates of freedom of information in democratic societies; on the other are those focused on national security. Regardless of the merits and demerits of each side, those who will most regret this massive flood of classified cables are – historians and diplomats! Historians will […]

Posted by Couloumbis Theodore

A mechanism of continuous restructuring and forced savings for the Euro zone Since its conception, the European Union has always been about reconciling seemingly irreconcilable positions among its members. In the current environment of the peripheral euro debt crisis, there is one such deadlock on the question of how dearly should the so-called peripheral euro […]

Posted by Kostis Papadimitriou

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