Spotlight on Geopolitics

Secular vs. Islamic Turkey

If France was known, until recently, as “the country of the permanent revolution”, Turkey could very well end up as “the country of permanent coups d’état”. The Turkish Constitutional Court has recently admitted a request to verify the constitutionality of a measure aproved by the Erdogan government, concerning the freedom of female students to wear… » read more

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Posted by Florian Pantazi

By the end of 2008, the Dalai Lama-related diplomatic row between China and the EU, as well as a constant stream of dire news about the economic crisis have overshadowed the launch of a very important reform initiative from China. On December 10, a group of 303 intellectuals has published the Charta 08 on the… » read more

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Posted by Florian Pantazi

Towards Dictatorship ? Ever since the close of the Russian presidential elections, Western pundits have been asking themselves whether Russia is heading towards a dictatorship of sorts, or is still trying to fulfill the democratic aspirations of the Russian electorate. Admittedly, the presidential elections have looked more like a referendum on Vladimir Putin’s choice of… » read more

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Posted by Florian Pantazi