Category Archives: Human rights

Mar 12 2012

Russia’s policy on the Syria crisis: sources and implications

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by Ekaterina Stepanova It may be hard to believe it now, but just a year ago Russia found itself enjoying a rather positive and balanced standing in the Middle East. This image could be traced despite, or thanks to, Russia’s … Continue reading

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Feb 11 2012

Kazakhstan: The Myth of Stability

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By Liana Fix The 16th of December was meant to be a jubilant day in Kazakhstan. Parallel to the unveiling of a Paris-style triumphal arch in Astana, all major cities celebrated the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence. But in Zhanaozen, … Continue reading

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Jan 29 2012

What next for Saif Gaddafi, Libya and the ICC?

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By Teddy Nicholson. On Monday 21st January a deadline that it now appears was not only arbitrary but also purely notional elapsed. This was the deadline for the current Libyan government to tell the International Criminal Court what they were … Continue reading

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