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    So, It’s Not the Islamic State After All? The Threat of International Terrorism in Poland
    Sep16

    So, It’s Not the Islamic State After All? The Threat of International Terrorism in Poland

    This paper examines the threat posed by Islamist terrorism to Poland, including that of the Islamic State, as well as the challenges of dealing with foreign fighters traveling through and from the country to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The author first contends that the threat to Poland from Islamic fundamentalists is low. He then discusses...

    High utility rates will limit the purchasing power of Ukrainians
    Sep16

    High utility rates will limit the purchasing power of Ukrainians

    Director of Economic Programmes of the Razumkov Centre Vasyl Yurchyshyn believes that further increase of the utility rates will reduce the purchasing power of Ukrainians, informs the news agency RIA. “Currently the inflation is limited by the low standard of living of the citizens of Ukraine. However, increasing utility rates (from 1 September,...

    Ukrainian Pair On Trial in Grozny for War Crimes
    Sep16

    Ukrainian Pair On Trial in Grozny for War Crimes

    Uncertainty surrounds the men’s arrest, place of detention, and reliability of their testimony. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Exposes US Hidden Agenda in Syria
    Sep16

    Russia Exposes US Hidden Agenda in Syria

    The Syrian refugee problem was maturing slowly steadily and would have provided the perfect pretext for a US-led ‘humanitarian intervention’ in that country. But Russia is there first and the best-laid American plan may have gone awry. The US Middle East policies have been fixated obsessively on ‘regime change’ in Syria for at least a...

    Whatever happened to… Viktor Yushchenko?
    Sep16

    Whatever happened to… Viktor Yushchenko?

    Do you remember Viktor Yushchenko? Of course you do. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    A new Gaullist moment? European bandwagoning and international polarity
    Sep16

    A new Gaullist moment? European bandwagoning and international polarity

    Author: Jean-Yves Haine The transatlantic partnership needs to be reassessed. Since the end of the Cold War, Europe has chosen to bandwagon with the United States and to outsource its security to Washington. Bandwagoning has serious consequences when the use of force is at stake: it may lead to entrapment, where weaker allies may be involuntarily...

    Carl Schmitt in the Kremlin: the Ukraine crisis and the return of geopolitics
    Sep16

    Carl Schmitt in the Kremlin: the Ukraine crisis and the return of geopolitics

    Author: Stefan Auer The protracted crisis in Ukraine has exposed fundamental political differences between leaders in western Europe and their counterparts in Russia. The very existence of the European Union was meant to have refuted geopolitics as a useful theoretical lens through which to view power relations in Europe. After all, the European...

    Return to reason: reviving political realism in western foreign policy
    Sep16

    Return to reason: reviving political realism in western foreign policy

    Author: David Martin Jones and M. L. R. Smith Twenty-first-century political crises stretching from Europe to the Middle East and the Asia–Pacific have undermined the worldview that governed post-Cold War western thinking about a liberal end of history. This worldview assumed that shared norms and transnational institutions would transform the...

    Putin Threatens ‘Below the Threshold’ Operation in Syria
    Sep16

    Putin Threatens ‘Below the Threshold’ Operation in Syria

    Moscow has attached credibility to reports that it reserves the right to commence military operations in Syria, following growing evidence that it has increased the supplies of military hardware and enhanced the numbers of military advisors working in-country (see EDM, September 4, 10). This was coupled by reports that the Russian Armed Forces...

    Nord Stream Two: The Project’s Implications in Europe (Part One)
    Sep16

    Nord Stream Two: The Project’s Implications in Europe (Part One)

    Russia, Germany and a consortium of Western European companies have re-activated the Gazprom-led Nord Stream Two gas pipeline project. Parallel to the existing Nord Stream One pipeline on the Baltic seabed, Nord Stream Two would double the system’s total capacity to 110 billion cubic meters (bcm) annually, all earmarked for direct delivery...

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