Analytics

On the road to reform Lebanon (Part Two): The psychological rules of change

Published: 7-09-2017, 16:55

As I have noted in my first part of this series, the reform of Lebanon is tough but it is not impossible. Like the citizens, many Lebanese politicians want to change but simply don't know how to do...

Reflections and scenarios for the EU by 2025

Published: 15-09-2017, 10:25

Introduction “States were sovereign and powerful, but, as the river commissions showed, they could sometimes sacrifice some of their sovereign prerogatives in order to facilitate the management...

Saakashvili’s escapades in Ukraine

Published: 12-09-2017, 12:05

Mikeil Saakashvili’s dramatic return to Ukraine has elicited numerous comments on social media, most of which regard his actions as a positive boost to his reputation and a negative impact on...

Zapad-2017: show of force or ground for another offensive?

Published: 10-09-2017, 10:05

Russia is preparing to hold a quadrennial military exercise called ‘Zapad’ (which translates as the West) in mid-September on the territory of Western Russia, Russian exclave Kaliningrad...

Interviews

Zapad 2017: how it is seen from regional countries

Russia held a quadrennial military exercise called ‘Zapad’ in mid-September on the territory of Western Russia, Russian exclave Kaliningrad and Belarus. Current tensions with the West add...

Ethiopia-Eritrea relations: present state

  Ethiopia and Eritrea have been maintaining uneasy relations for decades. The border dispute between the countries has not been solved yet, despite the attempts on border demarcation. The...

Donald Trump in Poland: a tactical gesture or an announcement of a change of strategy?

Quite unexpectedly, U.S. President Trump chose Poland for his first official visit to Europe, boosting the Polish authorities' self-esteem and triggering talks about the resuscitation of Washington's...

Essays

India’s motives in the military support of Bangladeshi secessionism

On December 26, 1971, Pakistan finally decided to withdraw its forces from its former territories in Eastern Bengalia after the 9 months of a severe war that followed the declaration of independence...

Addressing Turkmenistan’s recent challenges in production and exports

At the beginning of this decade, Turkmenistan was enjoying the privileges of its position as an exporter in three different directions, which led the Turkmen government to rest assured of the...

A Note on a Belarusian Stalinist

Several Belarusian newspapers have noted that August 9, 2017, is the 115th anniversary of the birth of Panteleimon Ponomarenko (1902-1984, a native of Krasnodar, Russia), the party leader of Belarus...

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