Monthly Archives: January 2013

The European Commission will scrutinise the German system of renewable energy subsidies

OSW: The European Commission will scrutinise the German system of renewable energy subsidies http://ow.ly/2uB9iX

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Future of the British Army

IISS: Future of the British Army – The institute’s Ben Barry has contributed to a piece published by the BBC today, asking how recently announced defence cuts will shape the British Army of the future. The restructured force will be cut from 102,000 to 82,000 by 2017, while the number of reservists will double to 30,000. Brigadier Barry, who left the army in October […] http://ow.ly/2uAVKd

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France in Mali: Now or Never for European Foreign and Security Policy

SDA: France in Mali: Now or Never for European Foreign and Security Policy http://ow.ly/2uANt4

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Georgia, EU discuss association agreement

GPF Europe: Georgia, EU discuss association agreement – The Georgian Foreign Ministry has held 13 plenary negotiation sessions to develop the text of an association agreement between Georgia and the EU. http://ow.ly/2uABwZ

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Turkish History Revisited: Uniting or Polarizing?

GMFUS: Turkish History Revisited: Uniting or Polarizing? – 

In and around Turkey, both the dark and glorious pages of Ottoman and Republican Turkish history are being evoked in parallel battles. How the political leadership reframes various pages of Turkish history sheds light not only on the ongoing re-conceptualization of Turkish identity and domestic power struggles, but also on Ankara’s regional strategic vision and strategy. http://ow.ly/2uzNls

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Are Turks in Somalia for the Hajj or to Sell Beads?

WPI: Are Turks in Somalia for the Hajj or to Sell Beads? – Lede:  International organizations are now saying that Somalia is on the mend. Its markets are beginning to recover, there is money moving throughout the impoverished country—and it’s all thanks to Turkey. Inspired by a World Policy Journal piece, Jamal Khashoggi explores some of the reasons why Turkey has been so eager to intervene, and how their aid has helped create a … http://ow.ly/2uzFR0

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The British Military Contribution to Operations in Mali

RUSI: The British Military Contribution to Operations in Mali: Is This Mission Creep? http://ow.ly/2uzrWd

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