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When the Appointed Overrules the Elected: an Overview of the Decline of Democracy within the European Union.

Friday, February 8, 2013 Comments Off

Towards the end of 2012, the Constitutional Court of Slovenia issued a decision in regard to a referendum meant to consult the population on the establishment of a so-called “bad bank”. The bad bank was to be a state-owned institution meant to take over bad loans made by private banks and basically use public funds […]

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Is the Decline of the West Inevitable?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments Off

Abstract: This essay was written as part of an examination for an MA course in International Relations and Organizations. The assignment came with two supporting articles, that of Andrew Moravcsik, (Europe: Rising Superpower in a Bipolar World) and that of Cynthia Roberts, (Polity Forum: Challengers or Stakeholders? BRICs and the Liberal World Order) which were […]

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Was Imperialism the “Belle Epoque” of Globalization?

Monday, February 27, 2012 Comments Off

General Notions The imperialistic ideas of the 19th century might in many ways be interpreted as Universalist, from the notion of the civilizing mission of the white man to the “transplantation” of political systems to the colonized areas. But was imperialism truly globalizing and was the age of imperialism really the beautiful era – the […]

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The Wilsonian Moment and Socialist Alternative. Influence Over Anti-Colonial Movements.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Comments Off

Historical background It is without a doubt that the attitude of the President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, towards the First World War had global consequences, many of them unintended, according to his own words. His infamous Address to the Congress, made in January 1918, stirred up the hopes of many peoples under foreign […]

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Politică, media și cenzură în RM (Interviu cu Vitalie Călugăreanu)

Monday, January 12, 2009 Comments Off

Sursa: stelapopa.unimedia.md „Dacă jurnaliştii au ajuns să se teamă, de dragul slujbei, să anunţe, naşterea sau moartea unui poet român, „pentru a nu supăra pe nimeni”, e foarte grav” (Vitalie Călugăreanu). Intervievatul meu de astăzi se deosebește de restul colegilor săi de breaslă prin câteva caracteristici distincte: este unul dintre jurnaliștii cu cele mai multe […]

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Iran, Pakistan Agree on New Terms in Gas Deal

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran and Islamabad have agreed on a revised price formula and a new price review mechanism for Iranian gas that will be piped to Pakistan, a senior Iranian official said. The new formula and review mechanism update terms reached in 2006 during the long-running negotiations on the project that are part of Iran’s […]

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Embargo, threat not effective policy: Qashqavi

Monday, December 8, 2008 Comments Off

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said on Monday that embargo and threat are not effective policy in dealing with international issues. Talking to reporters during his weekly press briefing, he said, “The world major media have admitted that the US policy on Iran has failed, therefore they should accept the reality and nuclear Iran.”

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President Ahmadinejad felicitates Islamic leaders on Eid al-Adha

Monday, December 8, 2008 Comments Off

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in separate messages to leaders of the Islamic states on Monday, felicitated advent of Eid al-Adha. In his messages, the president described the auspicious occasion as manifestation of devotion and worship to the Almighty God.

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Leader sends message to Hajj pilgrims

Monday, December 8, 2008 Comments Off

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has honored the advent of the Hajj in a message to millions of devout Muslims gathering in Mecca to perform the rituals. The following is the full text of Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s message to pilgrims: In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful Once again the Land […]

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Leader: Correa can defend Ecuador rights

Monday, December 8, 2008 Comments Off

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution says Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has great potentials to defend the rights of his nation. In a Sunday meeting with the visiting president, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said the ‘energetic’ Correa could pave the way for the progress of Ecuador.

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Iranian Envoy Meets Yemeni FM

Saturday, November 22, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian president’s envoy and head of the Culture and Islamic Relations Organization Mehdi Mostafavi met with Yemen’s Foreign Minister Abu Bakr al-Qirbi. During the meeting in Sana, the two sides discussed aspects of cooperation between Iran and Yemen as well as means to boost mutual cooperation.

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Iran Keen to Bolster Economic Ties with Brazil

Saturday, November 22, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador to Brazil Mohsen Shaterzadeh voiced Tehran’s willingness to further expand ties with Brazil. Shaterzadeh made the remarks during a visit to the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in the city of S?o Paulo.

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Iran Urges Lebanese to Solve Problems through Dialogue

Saturday, November 22, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has stressed on dialogue to solve problems and said his country was “expecting a lot” from Lebanese President Michel Suleiman’s visit to Tehran next Monday.

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Iran, China Ink MoU to Enhance Trade

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran (TPOI) and China’s External Trade Development Council signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen bilateral trade ties, a TPOI official said. TPOI Deputy Director Ali Hushmandi Manesh told MNA that the sides agreed on exchanging knowledge in economic and commercial fields, and swapping related publications and any […]

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Europe follows Asian markets tumble

Monday, October 27, 2008 Comments Off

 European markets opened lower on Monday, adding to sell-offs that raced across Asia, including a near-13 percent plunge of Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, as investors sold amid deepening fears of a global recession.

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Jewish leader of Russian mafia linked to Russian FSB/KGB arrested in Germany

Monday, June 30, 2008 Comments Off

Last week Berlin police arrested a former leader of the Jewish community of the German capital on suspicion to belonging to the largest Russian criminal group.

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OPEC: Hiking oil output is illogical

Friday, June 20, 2008 Comments Off

OPEC president Chakib Khelil says it is ‘illogical and irrational’ to think increasing oil output would ease off soaring prices. “To ask the oil producers to increase their output is illogical and irrational,” Khelil was quoted as saying the Algerie Presse Service (APS) news agency on Friday.

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Moscow’s growing influence over NATO

Thursday, April 3, 2008 Comments Off

 Russia isn’t a member of NATO. It never will be. But the country which once used to dominate and run the rival Warsaw Pact is nevertheless having a crucial influence on the deliberations in Bucharest of the 26-nation alliance. Whether western powers like it or not, Russia is becoming NATO-Plus-One.

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Malcolm X: Memories still Strong after 42 Years

Monday, February 25, 2008 Comments Off

TEHRAN (FNA) – The thirteenth annual commemorative program in honor of slain American Muslim/social activist Malcolm X was held Saturday night at Howard University in Washington, DC.

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McCain criticizes Putin for leading ‘puppet show’

Sunday, February 17, 2008 Comments Off

U.S. Republican presidential candidate John McCain accused President Vladimir Putin of preparing to lead a puppet government in Russia in a blistering critique on Friday.   The Arizona senator, long critical of Putin, had harsh words for the Russian leader as he prepares to give up the presidency to a hand-picked successor and then take […]

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Survey shows 75 percent Pakistanis want Musharraf out

Monday, February 11, 2008 Comments Off

ISLAMABAD – Seventy-five percent of Pakistanis want President Pervez Musharraf to quit, according to a survey released by the U.S.-based International Republican Institute on Monday.

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Senior Taliban commander caught in Pakistan

Monday, February 11, 2008 Comments Off

QUETTA, Pakistan – Pakistani security forces wounded and captured a prominent Taliban commander on Monday near the border area with Afghanistan, Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz said.

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Bin Laden, Omar not operating in Pakistan: Islamabad

Sunday, February 10, 2008 Comments Off

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan rejected on Saturday a U.S. official’s assertion that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar are operating from Pakistani territory.

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FACTBOX: Pakistan’s February 18 legislative elections

Sunday, February 10, 2008 Comments Off

Pakistan holds elections for the lower house of parliament and assemblies in its four provinces on February 18. The elections were postponed from January 8 after the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on December 27.

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Pakistanis angry over prices in run-up to election

Sunday, February 10, 2008 Comments Off

PATHAN KOT, Pakistan – Election banners and flags of all three of Pakistan’s main political parties flutter across Punjab, the country’s biggest province and the main battleground for votes in a February 18 election.

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Force of blast killed Bhutto, not bullet: report

Friday, February 8, 2008 Comments Off

WASHINGTON – British police have concluded that Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed by the force of a suicide bomb and not by an assassin’s bullet, The New York Times reported in its Friday editions.

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Suicide bomb attack on Pakistani military, 5 dead

Monday, February 4, 2008 Comments Off

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – A suicide bomber attacked a Pakistani military bus taking medical corps staff to work in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Monday, killing himself and four military personnel, security officials said.

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Pakistani militants increase coordination

Sunday, February 3, 2008 Comments Off

Militants have battled security forces in several parts of the northwest in recent weeks and briefly seized a main road tunnel 50 km (30 miles) from Peshawar city in late January.

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Pakistani lawyer says Musharraf must go

Saturday, February 2, 2008 Comments Off

LAHORE, Pakistan - A Pakistani lawyer who has spearheaded opposition to President Pervez Musharraf has come out of three months of detention as defiant as ever and insisting the president step down.

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Suicide bomber kills six in northwest Pakistan

Saturday, February 2, 2008 Comments Off

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan - A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a Pakistani security force checkpost in the North Waziristan tribal region on Friday, killing six men, a security official said.

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Ex-military men want Musharraf to hand judge power

Thursday, January 31, 2008 Comments Off

ISLAMABAD – A group of retired senior military officers said on Thursday President Pervez Musharraf should hand over power to the judge he sacked three months ago to ensure national elections are fair.

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U.S. sees some fraud likely in Pakistan election

Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Comments Off

WASHINGTON – A senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday some fraud was to be expected in Pakistan’s elections on February 18 but the United States was working hard to ensure a poll that is “as free and fair as possible.”

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Gunmen free Pakistani school children and surrender

Monday, January 28, 2008 Comments Off

ISLAMABAD - Gunmen who took up to 250 Pakistani school children hostage on Monday in a northwestern town freed them all and surrendered to tribal elders, a government spokesman said.

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Militants hold up to 250 Pakistani children: minister

Monday, January 28, 2008 Comments Off

ISLAMABAD – Militants took hostage up to 250 Pakistani school children in the northwestern town of Bannu on Monday, the interior minister said.

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Pakistan troops battle militants to control tunnel

Sunday, January 27, 2008 Comments Off

KOHAT, Pakistan - Pakistani troops, backed by helicopter gunships, are battling pro-Taliban militants to recapture a key road tunnel leading to the volatile tribal belt on the Afghan border, the military said on Sunday.

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