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Ending the Never-Ending Story: Will Current Peace Efforts be the Final Chapter in the Cyprus Conflict?

In this article I address the question of why achieving a peace settlement for Cyprus has proven so difficult since the partition of the...

Migration Policy, 2002 and 2017: Putting the Pieces of the Migration Puzzle in the Right Place

On 16 September 2002, in my then capacity as the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, I addressed the 7th Conference of European...

The need for an Integrated Approach to Social Reform

Before his afternoon lecture on 26 January 2017 at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC), Fred Harrison, Research Director of the London-based Land...

Trump’s “guilt”?

The unexpected continuation of the US election campaign that has been playing out came as a real surprise. It had seemed that the vote on...

The Assassination of Russia’s Ambassador and Berlin’s Terrorist Attack – What Do They Have in Common?

On the evening of 19 December, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot dead in Ankara. A few minutes...

President Trump – the voice of the establishment gives way to vox populi

Donald Trump’s victory took much of the world by total surprise. It was not meant to be this way.  It couldn’t be this way. ...

Trump’s Victory: The Elephants Woke Up

Some people didn’t believe that Trump was going to win. Others were afraid of his victory. The American election system seemed to be created...

A Non-Memo from Rhodes

At the very same “Dialogue of Civilizations” conference, in the same place (in wonderful and historical Rhodes), at the same hotel, in the same...

Did Brexit Enhance the Chances for a Much-Needed Change in Europe?

The closing lecture at the Annual Meeting of The Boris Mints Institute Hotel Vanajanlinna, Helsinki, 16 September 2016. Many thanks for the invitation. It is a...
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2016 G20 Summit: Beyond Economic Discourse Towards World Peace Through Intercivilizational Dialogues

Economic development is not a panacea for curing all the global problems we are facing now. The 2016 G20 Summit has inspired us to think...

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