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    Estonia mulls Schengen ban on Russian officials
    Mar15

    Estonia mulls Schengen ban on Russian officials

    Up to 30 Russian officials deemed guilty of detaining Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko could face entry ban into EU’s Schengen travel zone if Estonian government acts on MPs’ demand. …read more Source:...

    Syrian mission restores pride in Russian military after years of decay
    Mar15

    Syrian mission restores pride in Russian military after years of decay

    Moscow’s intervention in Syria revealed a Russian military transformed from the war in Georgia but cuts threaten modernisationThe first pilots arrived back in Russia from Syria on Tuesday, to the strains of bombastic military marches, cheering and a “mission accomplished” vibe provided by breathless state television reporters. The Syrian...

    A response to Gisela Stuart: voting “Remain” is the truly radical choice
    Mar15

    A response to Gisela Stuart: voting “Remain” is the truly radical choice

    Demonstrators in Spain carry a banner in support of Podemos, a left-wing political party founded in 2014 ©jacinta lluch valero At the start of this month, Labour MP Gisela Stuart wrote a piece for Prospect entitled “Brexit is the left-wing choice.” Here, former Europe Editor of the Guardian John Palmer explains why he disagrees. Let me start by...

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler
    Mar15

    Syria: Russian withdrawal shows Putin is a consummate political gambler

    Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is not an easy politician to read. He is willing to say one thing while his diplomats and military do another – as the long-running conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated. His statements are at the pinnacle of a Russian state propaganda machine shrouding any “truth” in layers of often deceptive assertions. And, as...

    Nilüfer Göle on new forms of protest: Tahrir, Maidan, Gezi and Eagle’s Bridge
    Mar15

    Nilüfer Göle on new forms of protest: Tahrir, Maidan, Gezi and Eagle’s Bridge

    What is the common thing between the protest movements in the Tahrir Square, the Maidan, the Gezi Park and Eagle’s Bridge downtown Sofia? The specifics of these forms of protest and the way they are carried out on public spots is the key subject in the research of sociologist Nilüfer Göle, a professor at the leading French School for...

    Reactors at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Plant ‘among Most Dangerous in Europe’
    Mar15

    Reactors at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy Nuclear Plant ‘among Most Dangerous in Europe’

    Reactors at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria are considered to be among the most dangerous in Europe, a report at German daily Der Tagesspiegel [DE] reads.It also cites a number of safety concerns raised in 2013 by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global energy watchdog (even though some of the recommendations have...

    Ukrainian party has buried idea of technocrat government: president’s party
    Mar15

    Ukrainian party has buried idea of technocrat government: president’s party

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s reformist Samopomich party has effectively buried lawmakers’ plans to replace Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk’s government with a technocrat cabinet, a senior lawmaker in President Petro Poroshenko’s party said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    “What if?” history books normally annoy me – but History’s People is an exception
    Mar15

    “What if?” history books normally annoy me – but History’s People is an exception

    Margaret MacMillan’s selection of neglected voices in History’s People reminds us how individual choices and actions come to shape our world. Counterfactual history – also known as “What if?” history – bores me. Too often, the questions asked are predictable. What if the Spanish Armada had landed successfully in England? Would modern...

    Did Putin once again outfox Obama?
    Mar15

    Did Putin once again outfox Obama?

    Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday that Russia will begin pulling out of Syria appeared to take the White House by surprise, and revived concerns that the Russian leader is outmaneuvering Barack Obama. Just six months after he threw international relations into a tailspin by launching airstrikes in Syria, Putin on Monday declared that...

    EU pushes for closer Russia cooperation
    Mar14

    EU pushes for closer Russia cooperation

    The EU needs to take a tough line on Russia and keep its sanctions in place while at the same time engaging with Moscow to tackle problems such as Syria and Libya, the bloc’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Monday. “We had unanimity among the 28” on new guidelines for the EU-Russia relationship, Mogherini told reporters after...

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