Interviews

Sharmine Narwani: Syrian opposition is not united and cohesive

Syria is entrapped in a mesmerizing and unusual conflict these days. Fighters from more than 80 countries, mostly the European and Arab allies of the United States, have taken up arms against the Syrian government and persistently push for the…

Occupy, dead or evolving?

“Out of sight, out of mind” was translated into Spanish some years ago during an EU summit as “locura ciega” (“blind madness”), very fitting for the feeling many have that Occupy, the inspired and inspiring movement that opened a ray…

Facing the Future: Kosovo at the cross-road

  Focus Group with Fisnik Kumnova and Mehmet Kaçamaku, social activists in Mitrovica, Kosovo   by Gianmarco Pisa, IPRI (Italian Peace Research Institute) – Rete CCP (Civilian Peace Corps Net)   We find ourselves, in a cloudy October afternoon, in…

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

[clear][divide] By Julio Godoy* | IDN-InDepth NewsInterview BERLIN (IDN) – Robert Jacobs was born 53 years ago, at the height of the cold war, amidst the then reigning paranoia of nuclear annihilation of humankind. In school, he was eight years…

Chilean politician applauds young parliamentarians, criticizes Bachelet

By Brittany Peterson for The Voice of Russia Chileans took to the polls Sunday to elect a new president and Congress, but only came away with the latter. Brittany: Michelle Bachelet is a former president to Chile and for the last…

Why France Played wrong tune in nuclear talks?

Interview with Abdolreza Faraji-Rad University Professor of Geopolitics & International Analyst By: Iranian Diplomacy (IRD) Q: Why is France seemingly against a nuclear agreement [between Iran and the world powers] and why is the French government, which used to play…

What is at stake is the life and death of thousands of people

“FortressEurope” is Gabriele Del Grande’s blog. Gabriele’s blog subheading writes: “For six years I have been travelling around the Mediterranean sea, along the European borders, in search for the stories that make History. The History that will be studied by…

Banking on the LGBT – with Asian Values

Interview with: Dr Dédé Oetomo, a leading activist for LGBT rights in Indonesia. * Oetomo: I came to Hong Kong to speak at this conference on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in the workplace [First LGBT summit in…

The voice of a new sensibility speaking loud and clear. Russell Brand going viral

For a while it was difficult to understand his success. The bad mouthed ex-junkie speaking faster than one could follow his thoughts did not have a very wide appeal but a niche audience kept up, and suddenly he has become…

Mahmoud Abbas: Negotiations with Israel aren’t at a deadlock

  [divide][clear]   Deutsche Welle, Press Release The peace negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis “are difficult but they haven’t reached a deadlock,” said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an interview with DW in Berlin during his visit to Germany. Palestinian…

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