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Anyone who believes in the rule of law has never been on a broken down NYC commuter bus. There’s a rare kind of tension among the early morning commuter crowd. To put this in context I should say that I … Continue reading →...

what’s behind attempts to block canada’s only christian law school?

by Steve Weatherbe   When conservative Christian leaders in America woke up the morning after the Supreme Court ruled abortion to be a constitutional right with its Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, they realized their opponent had engineered a le...
by The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles on Jul 17, 2014

George Soros Q&A part 2

Is the EU a failed experiment? What is the impact of European disintegration on Eastern Europe? What would happen if creditor countries left the euro? Are Europe's citizens ignorant about the costsRead more…...

China’s elite: a podcast special

Understanding the nature and intentions of China's new governing elite is one of the most difficult but important concerns of the outside world. But from Xi Jinping downwards, China's internalRead more…...

Rule of Law in Pakistan By Yasir Pirzada

Rule of Law in Pakistan By Yasir Pirzada...
by All About Pakistan on Jan 8, 2014

A faltering transition in Libya?

Two years ago the armed uprising in Libya succeeded in overthrowing Colonel Gaddafi - but how successful has Libya been in laying the foundations of a genuine democratic transition? This was theRead more…...

Turkey’s Democratisation Package: a stage, not the final destination

It wasn’t long ago when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's powerful prime minister, was wearing the mantle of champion of democracy. Following the government clampdown on the protests sweeping throughRead more…...

Turkey’s democratisation package: a stage, not the final destination

It wasn’t long ago when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey's powerful prime minister, was wearing the mantle of champion of democracy. Following the government clampdown on the protests sweeping throughRead more…...

What role for the International Criminal Court in Syria?

As the United Nations Security Council prepares to negotiate a resolution endorsing the Russian-U.S. agreement on dismantling Syria’s chemical weapons, there is a question about whether it shouldRead more…...

Letter by European dignitaries to EU Foreign Ministers on Israeli settlement funding

Following calls to postpone, modify or even suspend the new European Commission guidelines on the funding of Israeli businesses and institutions in the occupied territories, a group of EuropeanRead more…...

King Obama vs. Rule of Law

At an August 9 press conference, President Barack Obama said that when Congress won’t agree to what he wants, he will act alone. That statement, which he has made before, should send shivers through freedom-loving Americans. The President was asked...
by Intelligent US Politics on Aug 14, 2013

What does Algeria think about Egypt’s coup?

Since the Egyptian military ousted democratically elected President Morsi on 3rd July, responding to growing public unrest about the nature and direction of his government, some observers of theRead more…...

Navalny: playing with fire in Moscow

Once again, I happened to be in the right place at the wrong time – this time exactly two weeks too early. It was the 4th of July, and I was meeting with a colleague on Manezh Square in Moscow.Read more…...

Arming Syria’s rebels is a red herring

Yesterday’s focus on the arms embargo issue at the European Foreign Minister’s meeting was something of a red herring. Despite the decision to drop the embargo, there are no plans to considerRead more…...

A conversation with Egypt’s soon-to-be minister for international cooperation

  On Tuesday 7 May the Egyptian cabinet was reshuffled – and one of the key portfolios for Egypt’s relations with the outside world went to Amr Darrag of the Freedom and Justice Party. Darrag wasRead more…...

A conversation with Egypt’s new planning minister

  On Tuesday 7 May the Egyptian cabinet was reshuffled – and one of the key portfolios for Egypt’s relations with the outside world went to Amr Darrag of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom andRead more…...

China and Greenland: digging for trouble

Greenland is starting to look forward to a bright future in resource-extraction, based on underground riches that include large deposits of iron ore, uranium and the coveted rare earths. This isRead more…...

human rights watch on singapore

by Human Rights Watch   Singapore continued its strict controls on free association, expression, assembly, and other basic rights in 2012, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2013.   In its 665-page report, Human Rights Wa...
by The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles on Feb 1, 2013

What is the ECFR Scorecard?

On 31st January we publish the ECFR Foreign Policy Scorecard 2013. Here's a short video that I've just put together to explain what the Scorecard project is, and why it should be of interest toRead more…...

Sofia view: a Turkish progress report

  Turkey enters 2013 with a 270-page report listing its progress towards the EU. Europe Minister and Chief Negotiatior Egemen Bağış used the occasion to lambast, once more, the regular monitoringRead more…...
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