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UAE celebrates 49th anniversary with a satellite launch into space

Established on 2 December 1971, the United Arab Emirates is considered one of the world's most successful countries. Coinciding with the anniversary, a Falcon Eye 2 satellite of the United Arab Emirates, using a Russian Soyuz-ST-A rocket, lifted off from the Kourou space center in French Guiana on Wednesday, according to a live broadcast by Arianespace.

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The role of parliamentary diplomacy in international relations

In the second in the series, The Hague Conversations on Conflict, Simon Lunn former Secretary General of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly spoke on the role of parliamentary diplomacy in international relations, and particularly in the prevention, mediation and resolution of conflict
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From the Kremlin to Rustavi 2, hysterical reactions pose a threat to Georgia

Georgian politicians of all persuasions, who constantly wrap themselves up in EU and NATO flags, have been acting in a way which makes Georgia look like an unstable banana republic not an aspirant for EU or NATO membership. There seems to be no one in Georgia who is able to exercise restraint on a political class that has got used to shooting from the hip, creating a highly polorised, divided and disillusioned society. The international community now needs to step in and step up.
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Opinion: Re-evaluating the idea of ‘Putinism’

Opinion: Re-evaluating the idea of ‘Putinism’

The pillars of Putinism can be routed back to a Soviet-era understanding of international relations and contested world order and see the 'westernisation' of the domestic or regional environment in the vicinity of Russia's 'sphere of key interests' as a source of concern., writes Edward Abrahamyan