Cyprus – toward a non-territorial con-federation?
Today, there is a need for cross-communal cooperation. Thus there may be a possibility for a Cyprus con-federation based not on geographic divisions but on... Read More
Erdogan and the EU are on a collision course in the Balkans
The Balkans now are Erdogan’s trump card against Europe, especially after he was barred by EU countries from expanding his Islamic agenda and particularly because... Read More
The future of the EU in the wake of Trump’s betrayal
Trump has become a marionette manipulated by a master puppeteer, Putin. He can no longer be trusted to serve either America’s or our allies’ interests.... Read More
Erdogan’s reelection and its dire consequences
Erdogan betrayed his own people before the election, and now he has been granted an even freer hand to vigorously pursue any domestic and foreign... Read More
Can Europe save Turkey from sliding into authoritarianism?
The answer is no. It is not only within Europe that defects in European liberal democracy are aiding the rise of rightwing populism.
Erdogan’s “Trojan Horse” In Macedonia
To be sure, Erdogan’s “peaceful onslaught” on Macedonia has one and one purpose only: to dominate the country under the guise of a long history... Read More
A tale of two ‘Backstop’ options
The Irish border might prove the pulling factor that keeps the UK in a close relationship with the EU for the next few years at... Read More
A bull in a china shop – Brexit as a challenge to the Good Friday Agreement
The EU and the UK legal orders possess the necessary flexibility to accommodate such a special status that will respect and protect the unique constitutional... Read More
Serbia, Turkey, and Russia – alarm bells for Europe
The European Union should warn Serbia that it must weigh its options carefully and undertake the necessary socio-political and economic reforms if it wants to... Read More
A special arrangement for Northern Ireland?
Formal recognition of the particular circumstances of Northern Ireland is vital to securing the objectives being sought as the UK negotiates its orderly withdrawal from... Read More
Albania must choose between the EU and Turkey
The EU must make it clear that since full adherence to its charter, especially regarding human rights, freedom, and a democratic form of government, are... Read More
Europe and Turkey – the end of illusion
Erdogan’s ambition to reconstitute elements of the Ottoman era should have a chilling effect on any country with which Erdogan seeks active bilateral relations. There... Read More
Cómo detener un conflicto civil (I)
El desafío inmediato es que tenemos una crisis de proporciones potencialmente graves. Catalunya podría convertirse en otra Irlanda del Norte. Esto podría pasar en cualquier... Read More
How to stop a civil conflict (I)
Catalonia might slip down into becoming another Northern Ireland. If it happens, it will be a catastrophe for all the people of Catalonia and indeed... Read More
Women of faith and the Northern Ireland peace process – breaking the silence
For the sake of all, the voices of women of faith and other marginalised groups must be heard in any discussions about the future of... Read More
Office of the International Supervisor of Catalonia – proposal for initial support
There is a real perception of danger that Catalonia is on the precipice of civil conflict. Because the European Union and the United Nations have... Read More
“Army of Islam” – Erdogan’s plot against Israel
How many more sinister steps can Erdogan take before the EU and the US recognize that he is a threat against Western strategic interests? He... Read More
Basking in the shadows of the Ottoman Era
The West must no longer invoke Turkey’s geostrategic importance as an excuse for doing nothing to arrest Erdogan’s adventurism. No punitive action should be ruled... Read More
The need for peace
The elections on 21 December 2017 are the most important elections Catalonia has ever seen. They are the most important elections Spain has ever seen.... Read More
La necesidad de paz
Las elecciones del 21 de diciembre de 2017 son las elecciones más importantes que Cataluña haya visto jamás. Son también las elecciones más importantes que... Read More
Fraude electoral en las elecciones Catalanas – ¿podría suceder?
La comunidad internacional debe vigilar las elecciones del 21 de diciembre de 2017. Los ciudadanos de Cataluña también tienen que vigilar esas elecciones. Existen suficientes... Read More
Ballot fraud in the Catalan elections – could it happen?
The international community must watch the elections on 21 December 2017. The people of Catalonia need to watch those elections as well. There are sufficient... Read More
Madrid’s refusal to compromise, in the view of the Catalan nationalist movement, renders the push towards Catalan independence impossible to avert. There is no practical... Read More
La negativa de Madrid a comprometerse, en opinión del movimiento nacionalista catalán, hace que el impulso hacia la independencia catalana sea imposible de evitar. No... Read More
Time to kick Turkey out of NATO
Turkey under Erdogan is no longer a reliable nor trustworthy partner, and has become a liability rather than a viable and constructive member of the... Read More