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By Abubakar Siddique for RFE/RL

Former Adviser Sees An Outline For Pakistan, Afghanistan Settlement

  In his role as senior adviser to the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, academic and author Barnett Rubin has pushed for reconciliation between the Afghan Taliban and Kabul. He now sees Afghanistan as ready to commit itself not to do anything against the territorial integrity and unity of Pakistan if it facilitates reconciliation with the Afghan Taliban. You have talked about cooperation between China and the United States regarding Afghanistan's future. What…

Global Health and International Relations

Book review

By Emel Elif Tugdar (West Virginia University)

Global Health and International Relations

Health is traditionally perceived as a domestic issue in politics. With the globalisation and increasing interdependence of states, health has become an important foreign policy and diplomatic concern that has implications for security, economics and international development. In recent years, the world has witnessed an increasing interaction between international relations and health due to the reasons such as involvement of intergovernmental organisations, impact of the transnational…

British Foreign Policy

Book review

By Andrei Babadac

British Foreign Policy

This work summarises the key elements of the British foreign policy making to date and, at the same time, deploys solid historical references, making a thorough introduction to the key actors and elements that shape it. This work is merely an introduction to the complexity of the mechanisms that put together make the contemporary British foreign policy. It aims to answer questions such as: who makes the foreign policy and what is the role of the British identity, at the same time addressing…

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By Plamena Sotirova

The Not-So-Iron Curtain

A new division is emerging in Europe; it may be translucent, but just as formidable as Cold War barriers. The Europe of the 20th century casts long shadows which infiltrate the Europe of now. For the most part, that past stands as a stark reminder of collective mistakes and the collective memory of those mistakes pushes Europe forward. This formula has been accepted as gospel. Why then does Europe allow walls to spring up anew on the long road to workable integration? On the eve of a…

eContribution

By David Erkomaishvili

A CEJISS Interview with: Carl Gershman - It is Time to Stand Up for Principles

Experts note that freedom is in decline, observable in all regions of the world. In Europe, where the values of freedom and democracy have almost been taken for granted, war is again unfolding. David Erkomaishvili for CEJISS spoke to the President of National Endowment for Democracy, Mr. Carl Gershman, regarding the declining freedoms, the situation in Ukraine and the lack of desire on the side of powerful states to defend universal principles. David Erkomaishvili for CEJISS: Freedom House, in…

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