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Has Russia Achieved its Goals in Syria?

When Russia intervened in the Syrian conflict late last year, they boasted they would bring an end to the war. And now, peace talks are happening in Geneva; Syrians face uncertainties about their country’s fate while the international community worry if there will be greater instability in the region. While the world panics, …

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The sunset of the Caliphate: the end of al-Baghdadi’s dream

The partition of Syria. The death of the Caliphate’s project What will the Caliphate’s future be? Maybe al-Baghdadi’s dream is arrived to an end. With the risk of a division of Syria, in the aftermath of the peace talks in Geneva, the dream of the Caliphate threatens to fail. Divisions in …

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The Future of Immigration in Germany

Since the Paris Attacks and Cologne Sex Attacks, attitudes in Germany towards immigration have turned cold. Germany has accepted more refugees than its neighbours, and Merkel was initially praised for her magnanimous gesture. But the rising levels of discontent from citizens, the German parliament and the EU puts the future of immigration at question. How …

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Lessons learned from the refugee crisis in Hungary: Interview with Emma Polák

In the summer of 2015, Hungary filled the headlines of all major European newspapers with its treatment of thousands of passing migrants. Half a year later, I talk to Emma Polák, who is volunteering for Migration Aid, looking back and ahead at the situation of refugees in Hungary. First of …

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The Iran and Saudi Arabia Rivalry

Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 Saudi-Shias and their cleric leader, Nimr al-Nimr, has further aggravated Iran and Saudi Arabia relations. Nimr’s death is not just about the Saudi-Shia’s rights movement, but it is the Middle East’s two leading powers’ struggle for power in the region. Who was Nimr al-Nimr? Nimr Baqir al-Nimr …

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ISIS and terrorism : Istanbul attack

Suicide Bomb Attack in Center of Istanbul 2016 has just started and terrorism strikes again. This time in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday the 12th of January, where a suicide bomb attack killed ten people. The beauty of Istanbul ’s monuments mixes, on a quiet sunny morning around 10am local time, …

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Reporters Without Borders: The Round-up of Journalists Killed Worldwide 2015

The balance of Reporters Without Borders is cruel. Yes, a strong word, how strong must be the reaction of those who imagine the job of a reporter. The non-governmental organization (RSF) reports of about 110 journalists killed in 2015, bearing in mind that two-thirds of these victims died in countries where …

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Russia and Turkey’s Tensions Show Hidden Distrusts

Turkey’s shooting of the Russia’s war plane has ignited fury from both countries. Neither side has backed down from their stance; the heated row reveals Moscow and Ankara’s own underlying tensions behind their alliance in fighting the Islamic State. On 24 November 2015, Turkey shot down a Russian SU-24 plane which was flying along …

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Why it’s now or never for Russia to save Assad

Russia’s decision to send in military airstrikes to assist Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has drawn international condemnation. Since the outpour of Syrian migrants making their way to Western Europe, world leaders have become more desperate to end the civil war once and for all. The conflict has ravaged the country …

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Syrian Refugees: the European Reaction

10.6 million Syrians have left their country: almost half of all the people in Syria. This is the dramatic result of an unrelenting and devastating war that started back in 2011, after the outbreak of protests against the government. Millions of women, children and men abandoned their beloved land and …

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