INDIA ABSTAINS FROM VOTING IN GENEVA’S UN RESOLUTION

“Thankyou India ” - said a touched Mahinda Rajapakse – the President of Sri Lanka, when neighbouring India abstained from voting against Sri Lanka, at the recent United Nations Human Rights Council ( UNHRC) Resolution.      

Rajapakse further stressed “We are being punished for ending terrorism. We did not fight Tamils, we only fought terrorism. This resolution only hurts our ...

24.04.2014

INDIA AND CHINA

Though India and China hold an adversarial position politically and each would like to dominate geo-politics of the region, over the last decade, the two countries have learnt the art of setting aside their political biases for mutual gain from trade and development. 

In 2011, China became India's largest trading partner, with  bilateral trade touching a record UDS 74 billion....

24.04.2014

V4 COUNTRIES AND NATO: PAST, PRESENT AND COMMON FUTURE

Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia marked their 15th and 10th anniversary of joining NATO under the shadow of the Ukrainian conflict going on.  With the increasing security concerns after the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Poland has called for bigger presence of NATO troop on Polish borders. 

While the turmoil in Crimea brought back the subjec...

24.04.2014

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