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Inside the Head of Vladimir Putin

Inside the Head of Vladimir Putin

Whatever the outcome of the Crimean annexation, it is difficult to see where one of the world’s most most self-obsessed and egotistical leaders goes from here.

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

Revenge of Zarqawi: The Islamic State Attacks in Iran

From its inception, the Islamic State has focused on the Shi’a as the main enemy. The attack in Iran may serve to increase tensions in the already volatile Middle East.

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

Studying Conflict and Practicing Peacebuilding

To overcome the ‘epistemological gap’ that reflects the limits of our current knowledge it is imperative for scholars to study war and peace together.

The Election of President Rouhani: Iran’s Economy & Security

The Election of President Rouhani: Iran’s Economy & Security

Rouhani’s re-election in Iran means the continuation of his reform process, reaffirmation of international partnerships and the development of new partnerships.

Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU: Acceptable Compromises and Shared Hypocrisies

Ukraine’s Association Agreement with the EU: Acceptable Compromises and Shared Hypocrisies

If one can separate the Agreement from economic and human rights issues, it will mark a turning point for Ukraine and a path away from the Soviet legacy toward a European future.

The Ukrainian Army Is Unprepared for War

The Ukrainian Army Is Unprepared for War

The failure to deal with fundamental problems of the army is undermining the war effort and alienating the troops conducting the main fighting.

@FuckYouPutin

@FuckYouPutin

Glancing at social media provides ample evidence of the degeneration of the debate into platitudes and crude insults directed at Vladimir Putin.

Analysing Euromaidan from the West

Analysing Euromaidan from the West

We need to adopt a broader perspective that encompasses the views of all residents of Ukraine. Revolutions are complicated affairs, and there is always more gray than black and white.

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Comparing Ukraine’s Maidan 2004 with Euromaidan 2014

There are more differences than similarities between the two protests, indicating a lack of continuity rather than a revival of past animosities.

Kyiv Revisited

Kyiv Revisited

Euromaidan has unleashed forces dormant for decades and there is no indication of an end game. The relative calmness of this beautiful city in this sense is illusory.

The Destruction of ‘Colonial Remnants’ in Ukraine

The Destruction of ‘Colonial Remnants’ in Ukraine

One should not belittle Ukrainian achievements. Its media is relatively free, and its elections are generally fair, in contrast to those of Russia and Belarus.

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