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2013 - Volume 7, Issue 1

Research Articles

Kosovo flag on the brick wall
  • Vjosa Musliu
ABSTRACT: The EU’s paradigmatic conceptual relationship to Kosovo is based on a post-conflict agenda, which seeks the development of a sustainable democracy. According to Laidi, a democracy building agenda in the Balkans gives the EU great leverage and accountability on nation state building. Yet, the...
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Members of the German parliament, the "Bundestag" during an assembly in the Reichstags building. 20/1/2005 Berlin.
  • Viera Knutelská
ABSTRACT: This research compares the activity of different groups of national parliaments in European decision-making as reflected by the use of parliamentary scrutiny reservations by Member States in the Council. It aims to contribute to the comparative literature on national parliamentary scrutiny...
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Modern wireless technology and social media illustration
  • Kateřina Čmakalová
ABSTRACT: The aim of this article is to examine the process of online Europeanisation of political communication, both theoretically and through empirical analysis. On one hand, the text emphasises the relationship between the public sphere and the legitimacy of the EU and examines different concepts...
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Palace of the Parliament (Palatul Parlamentului), Bucharest, Romania. Palace is the world's largest civilian building with an administrative function and heaviest building.
  • Roxana Radu
ABSTRACT: The 2011 uprisings in the Middle East have frequently been compared with the revolutions of 1989 in Central and Eastern Europe. The prospects of the first free elections in countries such as Egypt and Libya gave rise to concerns over the extent to which the regime change can be equated with...
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Map of Middle East
  • Martina Ponížilová
ABSTRACT: This article deals with the foreign policy activities of Jordan as a small state with a special focus on the Middle Eastern region. The article explores the impacts of Jordan´s “smallness,” its lack of power capabilities in terms of foreign policy, and its relations with other states in the...
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The khmer temple Ta Moan Thom (or Tha Muang Thom) hidden in the jungle directly at the Thai-Cambodian borderline. The temple area at this site is part of repeated conflicts between both countries.
  • Deniz Kocak
ABSTRACT: The decision to deepen ASEAN cooperation by creating the ASEAN Community and particularly the concept of ASEAN as a Security Community has been debated heavily among academics. As no large scale war has occurred between the member states since the founding of ASEAN in 1967 it is reasonable...
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Oil pump in the orange sunset, taken in the luanhe river south excrementum bombycis mouth, in the north of China
  • Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres
ABSTRACT: The need for massive amounts of energy sources, raw materials, and natural resources is, in part, driving Beijing’s defense, energy, and foreign policies. The dynamic economic growth rates experienced over the past twenty years, coupled with increased manufacturing levels, rising exports of...
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Chief of the Army Staff, Gen.Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, in meeting with China Ambassador, Liu Jain at General Headquarters on November 01, 2010 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
  • Prem Mahadevan
ABSTRACT: This paper examines defence cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It suggests that both countries have a strong convergence of security perspectives which encourages continued close ties. However, along with such ties comes the risk of an authoritarian...
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