INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DEMOCRACY

International Relations plays a vital role in promoting a dialog among different civilizations. Imagine the benefit of better regional integration process can have in the national development policies. Imagine if SAARC can take some bold steps towards the same path taken by the EU. How can democracy spread around and take root? How can we conceive new form of participatory form of democracy that can go well beyond the current representative model? What's about deliberative forms of democracy that offer new space of civic engagement and contribute to strengthen the social capital at local level?

Elections under going in Nauru but who cares?

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The latest news is that Theresa May will be the Next PM in UK or the elections in Australia but no one knows that there were elections in Nauru, a tiny pacific island who used to be one of the richest country in the world thanks to its mining phosphate but now the country, deplete of this mineral, is one of the poorest.

EU GLOBAL SECURITY STRATEGY: Foreword by Federica Mogherini, External Affairs Chief

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This week, the new EU Global Security Strategy will be unveiled during the upcoming EU Summit to be held in Brussels over the next two days. By reading this foreword, you will understand that EU is all about principles and values. It is a political project inspired by the wisdom of the founding fathers after the blood of the WWII and not just an economic opportunity.

Good governance, grassroots democracy and the new era of independent politics

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Is it high time to rethink the way we are governed?

I Solidarity with France: Speech of the French President after the Terror Attack

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French Primer Minister after the Terror Attack

The new world geopolitcs is called ASPA

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Leaders of Arab nations and south American are gathering today in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. While the event will not have the CNN nor the BBC coverage, its symbolism is high. SAARC leaders should take note.

Resilience: Nepal’s Greatest Strength and Most Crippling Weakness

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"The country I live in is slowly slipping into another humanitarian crisis. It will be the second humanitarian crisis this year. But whilst the earthquake was an act of nature, this new crisis is very much man-made." Martin Punaks shares with us a foreigner's perspective on the new crisis engulfing Nepal.

The ruling party wins presidential election in Tanzania

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On Thursday afternoon, the election authorities announced that John Pombe Magufuli, a relatively unknown politician till recently, is the new President for the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party CCM that has ruled Tanzania since independence. He takes over from Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete who will step down next month.

UPDATE FROM AFRICAN ELECTIONS: Alassane Ouattara wins elections in Ivory Coast while tension and confusion in Tanzania

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Alassane Ouattara wins in Ivory Coast while confusion remains in Tanzania.

What is happening around the world and we do not know!

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While our attention is stuck on the “big world crises” much more is happening all over the world. For example elections were held in different places like Poland, Guatemala, Argentina, Ivory Coast and Tanzania. What do you know about them?

THE REFUGEES CRISIS COULD LEAD TO A VERY DIFFERENT EUROPEAN UNION FROM WHAT WE KNOW NOW

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The ongoing massive flow of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria and other conflicts can reshape the way the Union will be.