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International outrage following the arrest of Navalny on his return to Moscow

International outrage following the arrest of Navalny on his return to Moscow

There has been widespread international condemnation after the Russian authorities arrested opposition politician Alexei Navalny when on Sunday he returned back to Moscow after receiving medical treatment in Germany. Mr Navalny, 44, was detained by police at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport soon after his flight from Germany landed.
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Borrell reaffirms EU support for Moldova

Borrell reaffirms EU support for Moldova

A statement posted on the EEAS website said that Josep Borrell reaffirmed the commitment of the EU to strengthen political association and economic integration with the Republic of Moldova by working in close partnership, on the basis of the ambitious Association Agreement.

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 Commentary: GCC leaders will meet this week to seek a unified approach to tackle many challenges ahead

Commentary: GCC leaders will meet this week to seek a unified approach to tackle many challenges ahead

Leaders from the six nation Gulf Co-operation Council meet in Saudi Arabia this week. After months of discussions the rift between Qatar and other GCC members appears to have been healed, opening the prospect for a unified approach to the challenges ahead.

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Opinion: The elusive quest for peace in the Caucasus

Opinion: The elusive quest for peace in the Caucasus

Peace in the Caucasus for the last three decades has been elusive, and appears to remain so. Lulls between fighting sometimes offer some respite from the violence, but real peace remains absent. It is now needed more than ever, but the "Pax Putin" is not the solution, argues Dennis Sammut in this op-ed
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GEU Podcast: What's going on with the OSCE? – with Dr Walter Kemp

GEU Podcast: What's going on with the OSCE? – with Dr Walter Kemp

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was established in the 1990s as a multilateral security organisation for Europe and Eurasia. Following an organisational crisis this year, Will Murray speaks to Dr Walter Kemp about the organisation's history and approach to security, and what can be done to ensure its effectiveness going forward.
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Borrell reaffirms EU support for Moldova

Borrell reaffirms EU support for Moldova

A statement posted on the EEAS website said that Josep Borrell reaffirmed the commitment of the EU to strengthen political association and economic integration with the Republic of Moldova by working in close partnership, on the basis of the ambitious Association Agreement.
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International outrage following the arrest of Navalny on his return to Moscow

International outrage following the arrest of Navalny on his return to Moscow

There has been widespread international condemnation after the Russian authorities arrested opposition politician Alexei Navalny when on Sunday he returned back to Moscow after receiving medical treatment in Germany. Mr Navalny, 44, was detained by police at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport soon after his flight from Germany landed.

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Opinion: Turkey is the new major power in the South Caucasus

Opinion: Turkey is the new major power in the South Caucasus

Turkey has challenged Russian monopoly in the South Caucasus. Ankara's deep military partnership with neighboring Azerbaijan, and its decision to openly support the latter during the fighting in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone significantly asserted its role in the conflict and the region, argues Fuad Shahabzov in this op-ed
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Interview: Lasha Darsalia discusses Georgia's relations with Russia and South Caucasus regional co-operation

Interview: Lasha Darsalia discusses Georgia's relations with Russia and South Caucasus regional co-operation

Lasha Darsalia, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia discusses relations with Russia, and how Georgia views the recent agreement ending the Karabakh War in this exclusive interview with commonspace.eu. He also lays his vision for South Caucasus regional co-operation.

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