Europe

Condoms for British Justice

For slightly under a year, the war on Julian Assange, an Austrian commentator and publisher on the wanted list in the US and Sweden, seems to steadily top the British law-enforcement agenda. While much ado surrounds the cross-border manhunt, the formal charges which prompted it are not on the public […]

«International» Missions Patronize Apartheid in Kosovo

The situation in Serbia’s breakaway autonomy, Kosovo and Metohija, increasingly drifts towards apartheid. Incidents in which locals Serbs, including children, are targeted or Orthodox churches, monasteries, and cemeteries are vandalized recur across the province, as the administration evidently attempts to squeeze out the UN mission and to establish itself as […]

Who Will Replace Kofi Annan?

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the UN and the League of Arab States joint peace envoy to Syria, announced his resignation before his tenure expires on August 31. The decision raised the issue of replacement. It’s already clear Annan didn’t fully comply with the instructions from Washington, Brussels and […]

The Integration of Eurasia and Berlin

«Today we’re partners, but not friends» – said Russian ambassador to Germany Vladimir Grinin meeting journalists from different countries in Berlin by the end of April. After many years of assurances that the both countries are strategic partners, the opinion mainly expressed by Russian politicians, one should welcome the more […]

Germany: “Young Veterans”

A discussion on veterans’ policy change has been going on for some time in Germany upon the initiative of Minister of Defense Thomas de Meiziere (Christian Democratic Union). In April he submitted the “Bundesver veterans’ policy” report to the Bundestag Defense Committee. As the German tradition goes, it’s the two […]