“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”: these are the words uttered proudly by French citizens when asked about French values. While France advocates such strong values, it comes…View More Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité… unless you are Gay
On 27th June 1389, the eve of the most significant battle to the Serbian nationalist psyche, a Serbian prince was faced with a choice: to…View More Ancient Narratives and Modern Conflicts
The “dormant volcano” provides an excellent analogy for the unresolved geopolitical dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. This protracted…View More Nagorno-Karabakh: A Sleeping Volcano about to Erupt?
Ethnic identity and regionalism have often been denounced as political nightmares and the devastating driving forces behind appalling ethnic conflicts such as the Bosnian War.…View More A Democratic EU: Strengthening the Regions, Dismantling the Nation States
Great Britain is a country living in the past. One must only take a stroll through London to feel the grip of the magnificent imperial…View More On Euro-scepticism: The case of the UK and Poland
“What the Argentinians have been saying recently, I would argue, is actually far more like colonialism because these people want to remain British and the…View More Law and Disorder: The Never-ending Dispute over the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands
Rumours are running rife around Europe that Silvio Berlusconi will be re-running for Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri next year. The Telegraph reported as recently…View More Bunga Bunga Bounces Back?
Breaking with his predecessor’s hyperactivity and inaugurating a ‘normal presidency’ was one of the central campaign pledges of French Socialist Presidential candidate Francois Hollande. And…View More A Tale of Two Presidents and Two Interventions
Europe is one vote away from making Canada very unhappy. Since 2009, Canada and the EU have been negotiating a trade deal, the first between…View More Tar Sands Threaten to Pollute EU-Canada Relationship
As far as balcony speeches go, Julian Assange did not quite channel the spirit of Eva Peron from the 2nd floor of his adopted home…View More The Curious Case of Julian Assange and Ecuador
Many international commentators must have been mystified as the political protest of three Russian feminist punks resulted in a wave of human rights activists across…View More Pussy Riot: Paying the Price for ‘Free’ Speech