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EXCLUSIF. La première réaction de Brigitte Macron sur les Gilets jaunes

16/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 47 εμφανίσεις

En visite à Bar-le-Duc avec Stéphane Bern, la première dame a lâché quelques phrases bien senties sur le mouvement qui agite la France depuis trois mois. Brigitte Macron et Stéphane Bern, une complicité non feinte. Elle prend son temps, Brigitte Macron. Elle savoure. Elle écoute, elle pose des questions, elle accepte tous les selfies, elle…

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Is Russia Up to No Good in the Balkans?

15/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 109 εμφανίσεις

PAUL STRONSKI Carnegie FEBRUARY 13, 2019 Source: Getty Summary:  The Kremlin has been flexing its influence in Southeast Europe. What is its ultimate goal? HOW IS RUSSIA ASSERTING ITSELF IN THE BALKANS? Russia is asserting itself in the Balkans in a variety of ways. One is soft power. Moscow is trying to make itself more…

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New report: ‘Political values in Europe-China relations’

15/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 84 εμφανίσεις

Photo cred: Shutterstock The European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC) has launched a new report on the role political values play in the Europe-China relations, suggesting that three factors are of particular importance. During 2018, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) has been spearheading the editorial work and this report is the fourth in…

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Western Leaders Are Promoting Dictatorship, Not Democracy, in Egypt

15/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 80 εμφανίσεις

Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo and Donald Trump’s cheerleading have bolstered Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he faces popular protest over his latest power grab. BY SARA KHORSHID Foreign Policy  | FEBRUARY 14, 2019, 1:56 PM French president Emmanuel Macron (L) and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) take part in an official diner at the Al…

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The breakthrough in Greek-Turkish relations: does it embrace the Cyprus settlement process?

13/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 66 εμφανίσεις

On February 26, the UN Secretary-General’s special envoy for Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, will chair an informal meeting between the leaders of Cyprus’s Greek and Turkish communities, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci. It is not clear, however, what questions will be discussed and whether the event will mean a de facto resumption of negotiations on settling…

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How Greece’s PM Hopes to Solve His Election Riddle

12/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 77 εμφανίσεις

Feb. 11, 2019 BY RENEE MALTEZOU FILE PHOTO: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras looks on during a parliamentary session before a confidence vote in Athens, Greece, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis/File PhotoREUTERS ATHENS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has been implementing his re-election strategy to the letter over the past six months, steering Greece…

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How the Left Embraced Elitism

12/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 71 εμφανίσεις

By David Brooks  Opinion Columnist   The New York Times Feb. 11, 2019 The progressives’ Green New Deal centralizes power. Over the past generation, global capitalism has produced the greatest reduction in human poverty in history. Over the past 10 years, American capitalism has produced 20 million new jobs. The productive dynamism of capitalism is truly a wonder…

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A Brief Guide to Understanding the Countries of the South Caucasus

12/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 82 εμφανίσεις

THOMAS DE WAAL CARNEGIE EUROPE FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Source: Getty Summary:  Bordered by great powers but with their own distinct cultures, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia lie at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. In his book, The Caucasus: An Introduction, Thomas de Waal explains this fascinating region. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO STUDY AND WRITE…

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NATO’s role in cyberspace

12/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 84 εμφανίσεις

Laura Brent 12/02/2019 NATO REVIEW Cyber threats to Alliance security are becoming more frequent, complex, destructive, and coercive. The Allies have taken important steps in cyber defence over the past decade. Most recently, in 2018, they agreed how to integrate sovereign cyber effects, provided voluntarily by Allies, into Alliance operations and missions, as well as to stand up…

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What Language Do People Speak in the Balkans, Anyway?

12/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 147 εμφανίσεις

No one can seem to agree. BY DAN NOSOWITZ FEBRUARY 11, 2019 A ruined building in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. FLÖSCHEN/FLICKR/CC BY 2.0IMAGINE A SITUATION IN WHICH an American defendant hires a British lawyer for a trial in an American courtroom. The accused then demands that a British interpreter be found. British-American legal interpreters are hard to find,…

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NATO Is More Than Just a Security  Organization 

11/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 106 εμφανίσεις

Janusz Bugajski 11 February 2019 With the imminent entry of North Macedonia, NATO is consolidating its position in the Western Balkans as a producer of security and a facilitator of inter-state cooperation. The Alliance has always combined two missions – military and political. While its military muscle has been consistently acknowledged, particularly by arch-rivals such…

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Why does Turkey see the US as the greatest threat to their country?

11/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 93 εμφανίσεις

Nurettin Kurt Since 1952 (the date of Turkey’s entry into NATO), Turkey has been an official ally of the United States. However, Washington’s unyielding egocentrism and tendency to turn violent has led the country (and many others around the world) to consider the US as its greatest threat. Since the 60s, innumerable crises have occurred…

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Επιστολή Παμμακεδονικών Οργανώσεων Υφηλίου στους Πρέσβεις στα Ηνωμένα Έθνη

10/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 78 εμφανίσεις

WORLD PAN-MACEDONIAN ASSOCIATIONS                                                              Nina Gatzoulis Coordinator of the World Pan-Macedonian Associations                              …

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The Russian Navy Is About to Become A Lot Deadlier

10/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 74 εμφανίσεις

by Michael Peck February 9, 2019  The National Interest Moscow is deploying “Black Beret” Marines on all its warships. The Russian Navy is deploying marines aboard all its warships sailing to overseas stations. Their mission is to secure these ships against terrorists and saboteurs. The anti-terrorist groups will be posted on ships sailing to distant…

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Paul A. Volcker’s “Keeping at It:” Messages for Country and World

10/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 78 εμφανίσεις

Edwin M. Truman (PIIE) February 8, 2019 5:15 PM Photo Credit: REUTERS/Mike Segar Why would Paul Volcker, who tamed inflation as chairman of the Fed in the 1980s, write a memoir in his 91st year rather than go fishing? Because he is deeply concerned and has a message about the direction of the country and the…

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9/2/19 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 72 εμφανίσεις

NADIR FIRAT FEBRUARY 7, 2019 What’s wrong with U.S.-Turkey relations? For over a decade, ties between the United States and its NATO ally have been a rollercoaster ride, leading some in the United States to conclude that Turkey has either lost or is losing its value as a strategic partner. Observers have offered various explanations for the tensions,…

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