Post Tagged with: "EU"

Shifting Alliances

Shifting Alliances

The flagship publication of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Affairs magazine, ran the words “Present at the Destruction” on its cover. The issue itself covered many aspects of Trump’s leadership ever since he assumed office in January. His campaign trail will likely become the benchmark of how […]

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Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

Reckoning the Impact of latest US Sanctions against Iran

The latest US sanctions against Iran come as Tehran launched its satellite carrying rocket into space (the ‘Simorgh’). Washington believes this missile launch to be “shorten[ing] a pathway” to the development of ICBMs. All six Iranian firms sanctioned, are owned and controlled by the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group that is […]

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Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

“Whoever believes the problems of this world can be solved by isolationism and protectionism is making a tremendous error on their own face value”, these words not only represent a crude statement of obvious meaning but also seem to transcend the usual cloak and dagger approach to politics and diplomacy. […]

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Assessing Britain’s Election Climate

Assessing Britain’s Election Climate

“Au Long Aller, Peti Fardeau Pèse” The above axiom is French which when translated into English implies, “On a long journey, even the small burden weighs”. At some stage people do begin to question the validity and the necessity of elections. Time and again, the average voter feels not only […]

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Unfolding Brexit

Unfolding Brexit

There is an old joke about economists and their predictions on certain issues, “It’s the only field where two people can win a Noble prize for saying exactly the opposite things”. Everyone who has been asked to deliver their two cents on the referendum has given their own take on […]

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Women’s Political Representation in the  European Union

Women’s Political Representation in the European Union

Over the previous year the European Union has done an extraordinary arrangement to advance gender uniformity. One breakthrough from the perspective of getting through the ‘discriminatory constraint’, which is as yet keeping capable women from rising to the top in Europe’s driving organizations, has without a doubt been Parliament’s undaunted […]

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Turkish people wave flags of their country as they take part in a Democracy and Martyrs' Rally in Istanbul, August. 7, 2016. (Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service via AP)

The Sick Man of Europe

John Russell in 1853 coined the term ‘Sick man of Europe’ for the fragile Ottoman Empire. Successive Ottoman emperors failed to devise a political, economic and social system compatible with the enlightened Europe. The Tsarist Russia and other European powers expanded their territory at the expense of the Ottomans. Constant […]

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Brexit: EU Membership Referendum in the UK

Brexit: EU Membership Referendum in the UK

Briefs, Europe, Geopolitics, Research Brief June 11, 2016 at 4:06 pm 1 comment

European Union (EU) was established in 1993. It is a politico-economic union. UK is an important member of EU and enjoys great influence over EU policy-making mechanism. Various contentious issues exist between the UK and the EU. Greater involvement of EU in the internal affairs of UK, such as its […]

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Will Merkel surrender her pro-refugees policy?

Will Merkel surrender her pro-refugees policy?

Europe, Geopolitics April 29, 2016 at 6:29 am 0 comments

The Year 2015, marked the beginning of European Refugee crisis or the migrant crisis, when a rising number of displaced people made the excursion to the European Union (EU) to look for haven, traversing the Mediterranean Sea and coming from the Southeast Europe. From the calculations made by UN high […]

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World Order 2.0

Geopolitics, Global Issues April 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

The non linear progression of world politics, lately, has taken an unsatisfactory trajectory which may not bode well for the existing global order. Mass exodus of refugees from war-torn Middle East washing ashore the European beaches is counter poised with receding tolerance of locals and aggrandizement of nationalist sentiments. The […]

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