Category Archives: Politics

The Implications of Counterterrorism Strategies for Human Security in Europe: The cases of Germany, France and the United Kingdom

Global Re-ordering: Evolution through European Networks The University of Warwick is part of a major project entitled GR:EEN. GR:EEN is a global collaborative research project (16 institutions) engaged in academic research that impacts upon EU Policy and practice, seeking to … Continue reading

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Turkey and Iran, rivals or partners?

Ankara and Tehran have long vied, albeit quietly, for regional predominance. Key to the outcome of that struggle is Syria, writes Elizabeth Iskander originally published in al-Ahram weekly, 21 November 2012 The Arab Spring has not only caused political shock waves in Arab … Continue reading

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Why Iran cannot compromise on its nuclear programme

Ahram Online, Elizabeth Iskander , Tuesday 16 Oct 2012   While a war with Iran would be disastrous, it is also naive to keep relying on the same old ‘carrot and/or stick’ diplomacy to pressure Iran to concede the right to continue its … Continue reading

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Calme Renenvue a Dashour?

First published on Nouvelles du Caire, 10 August 2012 by Sophie Anmuth En juillet après des violences suite à une querelle au sujet d’une chemise abîmée par le teinturier copte, des Coptes avaient fui le village de Dahshour, en banlieue … Continue reading

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Region’s States to Tackle Syria Crisis Anew

First published in The National, 28 August 2012 by Elizabeth Dickinson Representatives of Arabian Gulf states will meet those from Iran today to discuss one of the thorniest issues to mar their relationship: Syria. The meeting is the second between … Continue reading

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Egypt-Iran Rapprochement: Prospects and Challenges

Egypt-Iran Rapprochement: Prospects and Challenges The strained Egypt-Iran relationship has long been marked by pragmatism by both sides. But with President Morsi gearing up to visit Tehran, how far will the Brotherhood go to open a new chapter with the … Continue reading

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Still no Sectarian Problem in Egypt?

On Monday, American Secretary of State Hilary Clinton voiced concerns about religious freedom in Egypt. Reacting to Clinton’s statements,   Mahmoud Ghozlan, spokesperson for the Muslim Brotherhood, stated; “Non-Muslims in Egypt receive equal rights to Muslims in terms of freedom … Continue reading

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