The EU’s measures to mitigate the ‘democratic deficit’ have been largely insufficient to date, rather the role of deliberation should be to include alternative discourses.
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The intelligence fusion center has proved successful in the US, and could prove useful in the Northern Triangle of Central America in the fight against street gangs.
R2P contains glaring theoretical drawbacks and its practice by Western powers creates the scope for a mix up of humanitarian concerns with their strategic interests.
India’s policy makers and strategists will rely on a revival of the economy to provide India with the basis for a more robust and proactive foreign policy.
Tunisia has faced a genuine regime change, while Egypt has merely witnessed a series of rotations of authoritarian leaders badly masking themselves as democrats.
The political evolution of the Gulf, and for that matter of the whole Middle East, is something that policymakers in Washington can neither ignore nor control.
The new Egyptian constitution is a mix of progressive and regressive elements. Its success depends on the willingness of the judiciary and military to support reforms.
In response to Russia’s aggression in Crimea the US must take into account the strategic realities of the international system.
In its current form, it is difficult to read federalism as a long-term peace-building solution in the midst of Yemen’s on-going conflicts and insecurity.
Crisis discourse creates a rupture and can lead to hegemonic change. It not only affects politicians, but also has to do with the judiciary and law.
The political success of the Greek party ‘Golden Dawn’ surprised many, with their pro-Nazi and xenophobic policies proving to be of concern both in Greece and abroad.
While the Thai protests can be seen as a political dispute, the conflict is embedded in the dual structure of the Thai polity, or two competing notions of legitimacy.