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The Turkish operation in Afrin and the possible impact on relations with the European Union (Part II)

On 20th January 2018, Turkey began its military operation called “Olive branch” in Afrin, a city in the north-western part of Syria dominated by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the mainly-Kurdish militia in the country. Ankara’s goal is to create a 30-kilometer deep safety belt that serves as a buffer zone for its southern border. […]

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The Turkish operation in Afrin and the possible impact on relations with the European Union (Part I)

On 20th January 2018, Turkey began its military operation called “Olive branch” in Afrin, a city in the north-western part of Syria dominated by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the mainly-Kurdish militia in the country. Ankara’s goal is to create a 30-kilometer deep safety belt that serves as a buffer zone for its southern border. […]

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New tactics require new strategies: how can the European Union strengthen the fight against terrorism financing?

In an interview released to the Press Service of the European Parliament on Wednesday 28th February 2018, the ALDE member Javier Nart called for more ways to address a global security issue that has concerned Community and international institutions for a long time now, namely terrorism funding. The Spanish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) […]

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Chinese interferences in Australian politics

While the United States is investigating about Russia’s attempts to interfere in last year’s presidential election, the Chinese government has come under increased scrutiny in Australia in recent weeks for its attempts to influence public life. A recent documentary entitled ‘’Power and Influence: the hard edge of China’s soft power’’ has provided an insight into […]

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Gaza: Irremovable Scar

About the writer: Mohammed Nijim I was born and raised in Gaza Strip, Palestine. I had lived in that enclave for twenty years and once I left it, I decided to deliver the sufferings of its people and spread the truth to the external world in order to earn its sympathy and support. That emanates […]

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Explaining international resistance to LGBT rights

The rise of the gay liberation movement in the early 1970s has without a doubt influenced states’ political agendas and policies across the globe. Thanks to globalization and the subsequent revolution in communication technologies – which has made possible the dissemination of information and ideas worldwide – LGBT organizations have been more than able to […]

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