Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

The Sultan and the Sultan

By William Armstrong Faced with a vast, decaying empire, the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II ruled with an iron fist, curtailing press freedom, promoting Islam and severing ties with the West. His similarities with Turkey’s current president have not gone unnoticed.

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Europe: Jihadists Exploit Welfare Benefits

by Soeren Kern A Libyan imam who called on Allah to “destroy” all non-Muslims received more than $600,000 in welfare payments from the Swiss government, according to the Swiss broadcaster SRF. Abu Ramadan arrived in Switzerland in 1998 and was … Continue reading

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It’s time for Turkey to talk succession

by Michael Rubin The problem with strongman rulers is that the illusion of strength and stability they bring is fleeting. When dictators eviscerate checks-and-balances, they become the only glue holding society together.

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Στρατηγικός ρόλος Κύπρου στην άμυνα της ΕΕ

του Ανδρέα Πιμπίσιη Στρατηγική αξιοποίηση της Κύπρου επιθυμούν τρεις σημαντικές χώρες της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης με κοινά συμφέροντα στην ευρύτερη περιοχή της Ανατολικής Μεσογείου. Γαλλία, Γερμανία και Ιταλία επιδεικνύουν έντονο ενδιαφέρον για τις δύο στρατιωτικές βάσεις της Κύπρου στο Ζύγι και … Continue reading

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103rd Anniversary of the British Annexation of Cyprus – Dr Klearchos Kyriakides

Dr Klearchos Kyriakides Director, ERPIC Democracy and Rule of Law Program This short presentation marks a significant anniversary in the history of the island of Cyprus, the United Kingdom, Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean region. I’m referring to the 103rd … Continue reading

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