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The role of parliamentary diplomacy in international relations

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

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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NATO's North Atlantic Council meets in Ankara

NATO's North Atlantic Council meets in Ankara

NATO's Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, who is in Turkey for the meeting, on Monday also met with Turkish president Recip Tayip Erdogan. Speaking earlier Stoltenberg said that the NATO allies stand with Turkey as it faces serious security challenges.