State Sovereignty and the Self-determination of the people

State Sovereignty and the Self-determination of the people

Sweden has recognised Palestine, the Scotsmen recently went to the polls, the Catalonians calls for secession from Spain, and an independent Kurdistan is becoming more of a reality. Recognition of autonomous areas and de facto independent states is often presented as morally right and something we should strive for.… læs mere!
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ISLAM, JIHAD AND EXTREMISM: A RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE

ISLAM, JIHAD AND EXTREMISM: A RELIGIOUS DISCOURSE

Television, radio and other media keep banging and bawling on about Islamic jihadists, Islamic extremists, and Islamic fundamentalism to such an extent that these lexical expressions have become buzzwords in the post 9/11 world. These connotations are ample enough to portray Islam as a religion that fundamentally promotes belligerence or jihad and subversion. But a question seems to crop up as to whether Islam as a religion is synonymous with terrorism? Or is it a fallacy to establish a latent nexus between Islam and extremism?
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Essay: Russia must be included in a Ukraine solution!

Essay: Russia must be included in a Ukraine solution!

The demonized rhetoric against Russia can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. By Jørn Boye Nielsen, Poul Villaume and Jens Jørgen Nielsen The President election in Ukraine this Sunday has, as expected, placed Petro Porosjenko as Ukraine’s new President. Despite some uncompromising comments from Porosjenko there is a hope that he will choose the method of negotiations or at least make sure to establish a safe decentralization of the country.… læs mere!
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Western 'Core Coalition' can end up in a catastrophe

Western ‘Core Coalition’ can end up in a catastrophe

AMERICAN DRONE BOMBINGS; German military equipment to the Kurds; Danish Hercules-transportairplane; and latest a Western core coalition. There seems to be enough of Western initiatives to resolve the security problem of the ‘Islamic State’. But is this the right strategy? Not according to Senior researcher at DIIS and member of RIKO’s Council Lars Erslev Andersen. … læs mere!
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Comment: Why are wars and conflicts not solved through a process of negotiations?

Comment: Why are wars and conflicts not solved through a process of negotiations?

The Middle East is experiencing enormous changes of sectarian and power-related character. The West should not line up militarily behind certain directions because then we will become a part of the conflicts, and it will only result in terrorism in Europe and USA.… læs mere!
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