ENGLISH PEOPLE STILL NOT COMFORTABLE CELEBRATING THEIR NATIONAL DAY

Despite a surge in feelings of Englishness, still only a minority of English people are planning to celebrate St George’s Day on Wednesday 23 April. With a vote on a possible Scottish exit from the United Kingdom due in September, the debate over British and English identities has come to the fore and continues to gather pace.

By Marcela Kunova
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22.04.2014

WE SHOULD WANT PEACE ALREADY

… “It is on these grounds that we as the Turkish Cypriot side believe that the discovery of hydrocarbon fields around the island should not serve to make the Cyprus issue even more complicated and cause conflict, but, on the contrary, that it should serve peace.” 

 

Ozdil Nami
Foreign Minister of the TRNC

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22.04.2014

FIFTY YEARS IS ENOUGH!

We would like to invite you to a visual tour encompassing the last 50 years of Cyprus. Blue bereted UN soldiers arrived in Cyprus fifty years ago amid political chaos and rampant violence where Turkish Cypriots endured ever deteriorating conditions.

By The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of The Turkish Republic Of Northern Cyprus  Özdil Nami

18.04.2014

ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA

The end of hopes for a peaceful, stable and Building European capacity to meet the challenges of the 21st century

Annexation of Crimea - the end of hopes for a peaceful, stable and cooperative Europe

 

By Janusz Onyszkiewicz

POLAND

Former Defense Minister and Chair, Executive Council, Euro-Atlantic Association (Poland)<...

18.04.2014

SUGGESTIONS FROM AN EX-FUNDAMENTALIST: DEALING WITH INDOCTRINATION

I read somewhere that approximately 20% of global aggression comes from indoctrination. I should know because I grew up in a community where it was deemed impressive to  rip immodest clothing, isolate rebellious adolescents, and kidnap children to save their souls. I grew up burning the flag of Israel.

Twenty years later, I bec...

09.04.2014

BAHRAINI ACTIVIST AHMED AL-HADDAD

‘The Formula 1 race legitimises human rights violations in Bahrain’

As in many other Arab countries, a mass uprising broke out in this small kingdom in the Persian Gulf in 2011. Protesters’ demands included more democracy and a quick end to the monarchy of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa. The army ruthlessly crushed the uprising, with help fro...

08.04.2014

CAN MODI EMULATE ERDOGAN ?

Poll outcomes can be unpredictable. Yet, as Indian's 16th general elections, to be held in phases between April  7 to May 12, 2014, draws closer, it is increasingly becoming clear that  India will vote Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to the post of the Prime Minister. India follows a Prime Ministerial form of government , and if elected as predicted, Modi will be...

08.04.2014

WHAT CAUSED THE UKRAINIAN TURMOIL?

Marcela Kunova answers ten key questions  

Since November last year, thousands of protesters have been occupyingKiev’s Maidan, or Independence Square, demanding that Ukrainian leadersbring the country  closer to the European Union. Violent clashes with antiriot police resulted in dozens of dead and many more injured on both sides.Instead of bringing a rapid pro-European t...

02.04.2014