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Conclusions of the Polish V4 Presidency and the Challenges Beyond it

by Anita Sobják || PISM Bulletin no. 71 (524) Poland’s one-year Visegrad Group (V4) presidency demonstrated its increased engagement in the region. This was bolstered by visible results in energy policy, security and defence, as well as by successfully increasing the internal and international visibility of the V4. After passing the presidency to Hungary on 1 July, Poland… Read article ›

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Personalities vs. Institutions: Lessons of Qatar’s Transition

Eckart Woertz Senior Research Fellow Associate, CIDOB CIDOB 28 june 2013 / Opinión CIDOB, n.º 199 / E-ISSN 2014-0843 If one thing is striking in the commentary on the Qatari leadership transition, it is the focus on personalities. Institutions and constituencies hardly seem to matter. In contrast, health issues of the outgoing Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani,… Read article ›

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Sources of Tension in Afghanistan & Pakistan: Perspectives from the Region in 2013: Russia

Carmen Claudín, Senior Research Fellow CIDOB and Roberto Toscano, Senior Research Fellow Associate In line with the focus for 2013 under CIDOB’s “Sources of Tension in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Regional Perspectives (STAP RP)” policy research project on the regional powers and their interests, this series is a product of field research visits to a number of… Read article ›

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The Threat of Russian Criminal Money: Reassessing EU Anti-Money Laundering Policy

STOCKHOLM PAPER, June 2013, pp. 65. by W. Kegö & A. Georgieff Since the early 1990s, Russian criminal networks have plagued the European Union. These organized crime groups thrive precisely because the Eastern European member states of the EU continue to allow the illicit money from these groups to pass through their financial institutions. In… Read article ›

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Military Transformation with Chinese Characteristics in the New Century

ASIA PAPER, July 2013, pp. 33 by Li Xiang Abstract: The development of the worldwide Revolution in Military Affairs provides China with a rare historical opportunity, but also with unprecedented challenges. Seizing the opportunity and accelerating the military transformation with Chinese characteristics is a prerequisite for China’s efforts to build a moderately prosperous society. After… Read article ›

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Politics and everyday life. A German view of Poland and Russia – IPA’s latest report

How Germans perceive Poland and Russia Germans mainly associate Poland with everyday life – good Polish workers, beautiful landscapes, and … thefts. Although German society has taken notice of the  good situation of the Polish economy and growing German investment in Poland, in many fields German opinions on how the Polish state works are not… Read article ›

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Shoulder-to-Shoulder for Open Markets and Investor Protection: Transatlantic Principles for International Investment

Sabine Mair, Stormy-Annika Mildner SWP Comments 2013/C 17, June 2013, 7 Pages The European Union and the United States intend to cooperate to promote open, transparent, non-discriminatory global investment policies on the basis of Shared Principles for International Investment agreed in April 2012. The shared principles are designed to strengthen EU and US negotiating positions… Read article ›