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Is it really eleven years ago that Cyprus became a member of the EU, during the largest-ever round of enlargement? I have a fairly vivid recollection of 2004, a turning point in Cyprus political history. The referendum rejection of the UN reunification (Annan) plan by the Greek Cypriots had as result the complete isolation of… » read more

Whom the law protects

Written by Ivan Bielik (member of IPWG) Last days have brought into the light interesting issue of the fundamental clash between national security and civil liberty. One needs to examine the role of law in the society in deciding about this issue, because the law system creates a backbone of society we live in and… » read more

Boulevard to Geneva 2

Written by Saurav Raj Pant (member of IPWG) The utmost anticipated high level diplomatic talks in Geneva whose foremost objective is to end war in Syria have to deal with several incongruities. The Russian and the US officials deviate on the structure of the proposed conference basically on who will be going to represent the… » read more

In 2004, a show-stopping performance of the award winning musical Les Misérables was hosted at Windsor Castle, attended by French President Jacques Chirac, to celebrate 100 years of Franco-British partnership (alternatively, not beating each other up every few years). It goes without saying that the French and the British have had a long, complex and… » read more

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