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Is it possible to break the ISIS spirit?
By Osman Bahadir Dinçer 

The Mesopotamian basin, namely Iraq and Syria, is descending into an increasingly complex and chaotic period. Only by understanding how it has come to this point can we try to find more viable policy options.

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Why Global Europe must change in an “anxious age”

By Shada Islam
Federica Mogherini’s appointment as the new EU foreign policy chief offers an opportunity for an overhaul of EU foreign and security policy. The 2014 summer of death and violence has left the reputation of “Global Europe” in tatters, highlighting the EU’s apparent disconnect from the bleak reality surrounding it.  

Senkaku/Diaoyu: Time for the ICJ to step in?

By Professor Reinhard Drifte
The Japanese-Chinese dispute about some rocky islands between Taiwan and Okinawa in the East China Sea, Diaoyu Islands in Chinese and Senkaku Islands in Japanese, continues unabated since its latest eruption in 2010.
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Europe's World

Europe's World, the only EU-wide policy journal with a readership of over 100,000, has a new website. Visit www.europesworld.org

Why we need to be patient with Russia
"Patience, patience" counselled one Cold War veteran George Kennan after the break-up of the USSR. Simon Serfaty takes a critical look at how the West should be handling Moscow in light of the Ukraine crisis.


Tracing the origins of the Ukraine crisis: Should the EU share the blame?
The EU didn't create the Ukraine crisis, but it must take responsibility for ending it. Alyona Getmanchuk traces the origins of Europe’s dangerous stand-off between East and West and warns that Brussels must unambiguously define its own goals and intentions


An Asian NATO would help defuse tensions
The lack of international security institutions in East Asia is contributing to growing tensions in the region, says South Korea’s former foreign minister Yoon Young-kwan.


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