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In Search For The Russian National Identity: Do History Textbooks Hold The Answer? – Analysis - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
The main aim of this article is to examine the ways in which Russian national identity has been constructed by contemporary Russian historians and reflected upon in the widely disseminated official texts, such as school history textbooks. The very nature of these debates implies the existence of a set of complex questions, if not contradictions. […] The post In Search For The Russian National Identity: Do History Textbooks Hold The Answer? – Analysis appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Corrupt Militarization And The Threat To Panamanian Democracy – Analysis - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
By William Kinney and Thomas Abbot The Constitution of Panamá, amended under President Guillermo Endara in 1994, states unequivocally that “The Republic of Panamá will not have an army.” [1] This measure, one of demilitarization and especially of depoliticization of the military, emerged as a response to Manuel Noriega’s military dictatorship (1983-1989) and the inclination […] The post Corrupt Militarization And The Threat To Panamanian Democracy – Analysis appeared first on... To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Cindy Sheehan: Wonderful Future Possibilites In Our Golden State – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
I think I made a convert in Guerneville, Ca. My campaign manager (CampMan) Andy Conn and I went out to the beautiful community near the coast to have a booth at its Pioneer Festival and I spoke. All of the Candidates for California Governor were invited and two of us actually showed up. Robert Newman, […] The post Cindy Sheehan: Wonderful Future Possibilites In Our Golden State – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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‘Lampedusa’ Forces EU Asylum Policy Overhaul - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
By Mirjam van Reisen The Italian government has published the names of the occupants of the boat that drowned near Lampedusa on October 3. All those on the list appear to be Eritreans. At the weekend hundreds of bodies were recovered, washed ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa. The European Union is soul-searching and […] The post ‘Lampedusa’ Forces EU Asylum Policy Overhaul appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Modi’s Reach Abroad – Analysis - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
By Ashok Malik References to Pakistan and the presence of diplomats at Narendra Modi’s public meeting in Delhi recently have led to interest in the BJP prime ministerial candidate’s possible foreign policy. As a chief minister Modi has had an unusually busy external relations portfolio. He has travelled abroad frequently and made Gujarat a key […] The post Modi’s Reach Abroad – Analysis appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Data Protection: EU Council Supports ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Principle - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
The Council had an in depth discussion on the proposal for a regulation setting out a general EU framework for data protection with the aim of providing guidance for further work at expert level on the “one-stop-shop” mechanism laid down in the Commission proposal. The “one-stop-shop” principle, together with the consistency mechanism, is one of […] The post Data Protection: EU Council Supports ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Principle appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Bangladesh: 23 Charges Of SQ Chowdhury – Document - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
Document as provided and published by SATP. THE 23 CHARGES Charge No 1 That on 4 or 5 April, 1971 at about 9pm in order to destroy in whole or in part the Hindu community, one of the followers of you named Abdus Sobhan informed you at your residence “Goods Hill” about the meeting of […] The post Bangladesh: 23 Charges Of SQ Chowdhury – Document appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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US-Iran Soccer Game Ideal For Diplomacy – US State Dept. - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
A reportedly planned soccer match between the United States and Iran drew support from the US government on Monday, with an official saying the contest would be in line with Washington’s willingness to negotiate directly with Tehran. “We’ve always said we were open to direct negotiations and talks with the Iranians, so where better place […] The post US-Iran Soccer Game Ideal For Diplomacy – US State Dept. appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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US State Dept Designates Muhammad Jamal Network And Muhammad Jamal Specially Designated Global Terrorists - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
The Department of State designated Monday the Muhammad Jamal Network (MJN) and founder, Muhammad Jamal, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. Muhammad Jamal journeyed to Afghanistan in the late 1980s where he trained with al-Qa’ida (AQ) and learned […] The post US State Dept Designates Muhammad Jamal Network And Muhammad Jamal Specially Designated Global... To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Afghanistan: Karzai To Call Loya Jirga Over Security Pact - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
(RFE/RL) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will convene a Loya Jirga, or grand assembly of elders, to discuss a security agreement with the United States. Speaking to reporters in Kabul on October 7, Karzai said his government will abide by the decision of the assembly. He said Afghans want a security deal that […] The post Afghanistan: Karzai To Call Loya Jirga Over Security Pact appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Pentagon Says US Will Continue Confronting Terrorist Threat - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
The U.S. military can put pressure on the al-Shabaab terrorist organization’s leadership whenever it so chooses, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. In a statement, Little said U.S. military personnel conducted a targeted operation the night of Oct. 4 against Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, known as “Ikrima,” a Kenyan of Somali origin. Ikrima is a […] The post Pentagon Says US Will Continue Confronting Terrorist Threat appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Tunisian Voter Stats Misrepresent Youth Apathy – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
By Ghada Daly Only 17 per cent of Tunisian youth are interested in politics, and only 27 per cent cast their votes in the National Constituent Assembly election, according to statistics released by the Tunisian Ministry of Youth and Sports earlier this year. These numbers reflect apathy toward political participation and national affairs, mainly because […] The post Tunisian Voter Stats Misrepresent Youth Apathy – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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US State Dept. Remembers Seven-Year Anniversary Of Murder Of Anna Politkovskaya - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
Seven years after renowned journalist Anna Politkovskaya was shot and killed in her apartment building, the mastermind of this crime has not been brought to justice, said Monday Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State According to Harf, while the December 2012 conviction and sentencing of a former police officer to eleven […] The post US State Dept. Remembers Seven-Year Anniversary Of Murder Of Anna Politkovskaya appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Debunking The Radicalization Narrative In Syria – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
Bashar al-Assad has played an instrumental role in the deaths of over 100,000 Syrians and in making close to a third of the country’s population homeless, but despite this and despite his lack of charisma, in many Western eyes he seems to retain a stubborn charm. In his well-tailored suits, the fair-skinned, green-eyed Syrian leader, […] The post Debunking The Radicalization Narrative In Syria – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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The Philippines And The West Philippine Sea – Analysis - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
Contrary to the thinking in certain quarters, the Philippines does not lay claim to the entire South China Sea (SCS), but rather to that smaller area of the SCS off the country’s western seaboard that is well within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf and is known as the West Philippine Sea (WPS). […] The post The Philippines And The West Philippine Sea – Analysis appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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US Hopes To Gain Al-Qaida Intel From Libya Suspect - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
By Luis Ramirez U.S. officials hope to learn more about how al-Qaida operates and its plans for future attacks as they interrogate Abu Anas al-Libi, a Libyan seized by U.S. commandos during a raid in Tripoli Saturday. Abu Anas al-Libi was indicted in a New York federal court in the year 2000 for his alleged […] The post US Hopes To Gain Al-Qaida Intel From Libya Suspect appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Olympic Games, Gezi Park, And The Spirit Of ‘Those Certain Matters’ – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
By Dilek Karal Last month the chill winds of social conflict once again blew their way onto Turkey’s agenda. On one side, the agenda grew steadily darker because of the massacres happening in the Middle East; Turkey lost the chance to host the Olympic Games, while on the other, protests dragged on in various provinces. […] The post Olympic Games, Gezi Park, And The Spirit Of ‘Those Certain Matters’ – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Let’s Privatize The Welfare State – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
Have you ever given money to the food stamp program? Do you know anyone who has? Actually, some people do occasionally make gifts to federal entitlement programs. But gifts to the entire federal government were a paltry $241 million in 2010, the last year for which statistics are available. By contrast, Americans donated almost $300 […] The post Let’s Privatize The Welfare State – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Latest Pope Francis Interview Involved ‘Conflation’ Of Details - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
Following skepticism of the accuracy of a recent interview with Pope Francis, several sources have suggested that the printed text, while overall faithful to the Pope’s thought, may not have captured his exact words. “Eugenio Scalfari did not tape his interview with Pope Francis, nor did he take notes, so the text was an after-the-fact […] The post Latest Pope Francis Interview Involved ‘Conflation’ Of Details appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Their Real Goal: To Make Us All So Cynical About Government, We Give Up – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
An old friend who has been active in politics for more than thirty years tells me he’s giving up. “I can’t stomach what’s going on in Washington anymore,” he says. “The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life.” My friend is falling exactly into the trap that the […] The post Their Real Goal: To Make Us All So Cynical About Government, We Give Up – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Exonerated Black Panther Dies Hours After Serving 41 Years In Jail - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0810201...
Herman Wallace’s 41 years in solitary confinement came to an end last week when a federal judge overturned a decades-old murder conviction on Tuesday. Wallace, 71, died hours later on Friday morning after losing a fight with liver cancer. Wallace was already serving time for armed robbery when he and two other prisoners at Louisiana […] The post Exonerated Black Panther Dies Hours After Serving 41 Years In Jail appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Swiss Market For Finance Jobs Improving - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
The number of finance jobs listed on the market in Switzerland has reached 3,590 – the highest level since June 2011. The figure reflects an increase of almost 17 per cent from the beginning of 2013 to the end of September, reports the Finews Job Directory Index. The index, published by the Swiss finance portal […] The post Swiss Market For Finance Jobs Improving appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Building Climate Resilience For Nepal’s Vulnerable Populations - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
Nepal ranks as the fourth most climate-vulnerable country in the world and is highly exposed to a range of water related hazards such as floods, droughts and landslides. Current projections predict increased climate variability and increased frequency and higher intensity of extreme events. These hazards pose enormous costs to Nepal’s economy and an estimated one […] The post Building Climate Resilience For Nepal’s Vulnerable Populations appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Retroactive Pay For Furloughed Government Workers? – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
I have mixed feelings about the Bill passed by the House of Representatives Friday to retroactively pay furloughed government workers after the current “shutdown” ends. On the one hand, I think it would be unfair to those workers for them to lose that pay over the farcical disputes that have created the “shutdown.” But, if […] The post Retroactive Pay For Furloughed Government Workers? – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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South Africa Has Achieved Macro-Economic Stability Since 1994: Peters - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
By Nthambeleni Gabara South Africa has achieved over the past 19 years a level of macro-economic stability not seen before the dawn of democracy in 1994, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Speaking at the New Age/SABC business briefing in Midrand on Monday, Peters said such advances have laid a foundation for sustained investment and improved […] The post South Africa Has Achieved Macro-Economic Stability Since 1994: Peters appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Where In the World Are Young People Using The Internet? - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
According to a common myth, today’s young people are all glued to the Internet. But in fact, only 30 percent of the world’s youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old has been active online for at least five years. In South Korea, 99.6 percent of young people are active, the highest […] The post Where In the World Are Young People Using The Internet? appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Abbas Tells MKs Israel Should Stop Incursions Into Palestinian Cities - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
A meeting in Ramallah Monday between President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Knesset members was “positive,” a senior Fatah official said. Participants addressed the means to support the ongoing peace negotiations and to overcome all obstacles, said Muhammad al-Madani, the head of a PA committee for interconnection with Israeli society. Speaking to Ma’an via telephone, al-Madani […] The post Abbas Tells MKs Israel Should Stop Incursions Into Palestinian Cities appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Greece Plans Substantive EU Presidency Tenure With Smaller Budget - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
By H.K. Tzanis Greece will assume the EU presidency next January amid the continuing economic crisis bedevilling the country and much of the Eurozone — a doubled-edged prospect that is nevertheless viewed as a challenge toward clarifying Union priorities. The government announced last week it will spend roughly 50 million euros on its EU presidency […] The post Greece Plans Substantive EU Presidency Tenure With Smaller Budget appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Ron Paul: An Opening To Iran? – OpEd - http://www.eurasiareview.com/0710201...
Last week, for the first time since the 1979 Iranian revolution, the US president spoke with his Iranian counterpart. Their 15 minute telephone call was reported to open the door to further high-level discussions. This is a very important event. I have been saying for years that we should just talk to the Iranians. After […] The post Ron Paul: An Opening To Iran? – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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Object recognition is one of the most widely studied problems in computer vision. But a robot that manipulates objects in the world needs to do more than just recognize them; it also needs to understand their orientation. Is that mug right-side up or upside-down? And which direction is its handle facing? To improve robots’ ability […] The post Better Robot Vision appeared first on Eurasia Review. To continue reading this article, click on the headline. - EurasiaReview
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