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Armenia: a new opportunity for European Progressives

By Marina Ohanjanyan / 20 April, 2019

Armenia has been in Europe’s blind spot for many years. Last year’s “Velvet Revolution” however presents an exciting new opportunity to bring the country into Europe’s focus again. A previous tabu topics like women’s representation and LGBT rights are being discussed in parliament, there’s hope for Progressives too. Speaking bluntly,...

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Nagorno-Karabakh: nationalist politics at geo-political cross-roads

By Philip Gamaghelyan / 19 April, 2019

For decades, those affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have been a hostage of geopolitics and own nationalist discourses. Recently, both the ‘Velvet Revolution’ in Armenia, which resulted in the election of a legitimate government, and the de-escalation approach pursued by Azerbaijan created an opening. This opening has the potential to...

Reforms in Armenia: the challenges ahead

By Armen Grigoryan / 18 April, 2019

Formed in the aftermath of the revolution in early 2018, the current Armenian cabinet enjoys a high level of public approval. However, a series of political and economic factors constitute potential impediments for the economic reform and development possibilities. Internal weakness, micromanagement and dependence on Russia are amongst them. Prime...

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War in Libya: the battle for Tripoli and Europe’s responsibility

By Vassilis Ntousas / 17 April, 2019

General Khalifa Haftar’s push to seize Tripoli by force brings Libya to the brink of war again. The EU needs to get its act together and use its undeniable leverage in the country to prevent a full-blown war and set the bases for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Since...

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Mueller reveals US and Europe have a Russia problem

By Max Bergmann / 8 April, 2019

While America and the world wait for the Mueller report, it is clear that Russia has launched an attack on the West. It’s time that allies start treating it that way. America is currently in the dark about the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. But the one conclusion...

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Mueller’s report: why it’s not over

By Robert Kuttner / 8 April, 2019

When Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally sent his report to the Justice Department with no finding of collusion between Trump and the Russian government and no recommendation on whether Trump had obstructed justice, there was a huge sense of let-down among Trump critics and a sense of vindication at the...

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Foreign and security policy increasingly important in the Indian elections

By Klaus Voll / 21 March, 2019

In the run-up to the elections in India, the domestic landscape has dramatically changed in the wake of the recent terror attack in Kashmir, the Indian Air Force strike in Pakistan as well as the Pakistani response. It is expected that foreign and security policy will have decisive repercussions on...

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China’s influence on the elections in India

By Srikanth Kondapalli / 21 March, 2019

As economic ties between India and China are growing closer, a link between business influence, political parties and electoral funding appears in India. The ‘China factor’ is becoming increasingly important in the country’s political context.   India, with its over 800 million eligible voters, is heading for general elections in...

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India and its neighbours – tensions in the election campaign

By Joyce Sabina Lobo / 21 March, 2019

India’s relations with its South Asian neighbours don’t make or break fortunes of political parties during Indian elections. Domestic politics occupy the vast space of debate and electoral battles. However, through issues like territory, illegal migration and terrorism, a certain number of neighbouring countries are present in the campaign.  ...

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India: what divides Modi’s BJP and Gandhi’s Congress?

By Klaus Voll / 18 March, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP has advocated for an “India without Congress” and will do everything to retain its power. Can the Congress party, linked to to the Gandhi family, bounce back from its all-time low in the April general elections? India will experience a most bitter campaign, defining the...

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