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GPF Europe: Turkish company prepares shipyard project for Turkmenistan

Map showing Turkmenistan with Uzbekistan to th...

Map showing Turkmenistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

H.Hasanov (Trend), European Geopolitical Forum,  August 17, 2012

Turkish Cotam Enterprises, which is a long-term partner of Turkmenistan, has offered new projects for consideration, an official Turkmen source said on Wednesday.

The presentation was attended by the company’s head Muammer Agym at a high level recent working visit of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Turkey.

The information says project of construction of shipyard and its master plan was presented first of all… (more) http://ow.ly/1m0Xx6

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GPF Europe: Turkish, Iranian presidents discuss Syrian crisis

European Geopolitical Forum: Turkish President Abdullah Gul held a bilateral meeting with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the sidelines of an emergency summit meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation in Mecca, Saudi ArabiaAnadolu Agency reported… (more) http://ow.ly/1lZZvc

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SWP: Flexible and Unbureaucratic Democracy Promotion by the EU?

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European Neighbourhood Policy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs):

Julia Leininger, Solveig Richter,  August 2012
In June 2012 the EU set up the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) with the aim of supporting pro-democracy actors predominantly in the European Neighbourhood and of doing so quickly, flexibly, unbureaucratically and audaciously. http://ow.ly/1lZZvd

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FPA: The Olympics and Great Power Competition

Map of Summer Olympics locations. Countries th...

Map of Summer Olympics locations. Countries that have hosted one Summer Olympics are shaded green, while countries that have hosted two or more are shaded blue. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Patrick Frost, Foreign Policy Association, August 15, 2012 

…A country’s performance at the Olympics does not always mean that it has reached success at more meaningful metrics of well being and power (economic growth, employment, health, safety), but the two are not mutually exclusive. Creating and sustaining world class athletes takes resources and a culture that promotes competitiveness. The Olympics’ wide variety of events, from ping pong to weightlifting, also allows a country to showcase its diversity… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lYE93

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DuckofMinerva: The Long Peace

By Duck of Minerva, August 13, 2012

Global Trends 2030 has a virtual roundtable on the “Long Peace” and whether or not it will persist. As Allan Dafoe notes in his introduction: “we live during an era of historically unprecedented peace. Whether we look over timescales of decades or centuries, wars have become less frequent.” He continues:… (more)  http://ow.ly/1lXylS

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GPF Europe: China in talks to build five new reactors in UK

GPF Europe, July 21, 2012 
LONDON (Reuters) – Chinese nuclear firms are considering investing 35 billion pounds in building up to five new nuclear reactors in Britain, a newspaper reported on Saturday. (more) http://ow.ly/1lxi8w

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