CEJISS Word Cloud 26 October -1 November 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 26 October -1 November 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24, the Diplomat, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (26.10-1.11.). Topics of the week: This week, there is only one really important topic and that is the tragedy of the Russian plane A321 in Sinai.

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Turkey’s 2015 Elections

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David Erkomaishvili

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Turkey’s 2015 Elections

Turkish democracy is not the only thing facing a trial of the decade in this latest round of parliamentary elections this is the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) make or break chance to reassert or lose its supremacy over Turkey's political scene.Against the backdrop of turmoil, concerns over stability, ethnic tensions and limits on core freedoms, Turkey's civil society remains a force to be reckoned with; civic participation is high and there are very few indications of electoral fatigue…

Poland Stands Up for National Sovereignty in Europe

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Adriel Kasonta

Poland Stands Up for National Sovereignty in Europe

Arnold Winkelried was a legendary Swiss hero who sacrificed his own life for the nation while staying on moral high ground. Thus his name has become associated with the idea of an individual idealistically challenging the enemy in the interest of the common good. It is a theme that still resonates today, especially when considering the place of Poland in the European Union. Julisz Slowacki, one of the “Three Bards” of Polish literature, also embraced this way of Winkelried in his dramatic poem…

A Season of Discontent? Reflections of Another Demonstration

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Tomas Zboril

A Season of Discontent? Reflections of Another Demonstration

Prague, Czech Republic — On 28 October, while the entire country was celebrating the creation of a Czechoslovak state almost a century ago, thousands of people took to the streets nationwide to protest against EU migration policies and the influx of migrants from Muslim countries. This major demonstration was organised by the anti-immigration party Úsvit and the people’s movement IVČRN (Islám v České republice nechceme), which also contributed to the last protest on this topic on 17 October.…

CEJISS Word Cloud 19-25 October 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 19-25 October 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24, the Diplomat, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (19-25.10.). Topics of the week: The European problems with refugees and the Russian strategy in the Middle East are again the main topics of the week.

Prague Reflection: Anti-Immigration Protesters Turn Out in Number

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Tomas Zboril

Prague Reflection: Anti-Immigration Protesters Turn Out in Number

Prague, Czech Republic—On Saturday 17 October 2015, the centre of the Czech capital was the site of a mass demonstration against the EU’s border policy, Germany’s position in the Union and immigration to the Czech Republic. For two hours in the afternoon, Wenceslas Square teemed with immigration opponents and their counterweight anti-xenophobia protesters. The original anti-immigration demonstration was endorsed by the Czech Freedom and Direct Democracy Party, SPD (Strana Přímé Demokracie)…

CEJISS Word Cloud 12-18 October 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 12-18 October 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24, the Diplomat, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (12-18.10.). Topics of the week: Middle East, US elections, Philippine typhoon and the refugee crisis were the most important topics of the week.

CEJISS Word Cloud 5-11 October 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 5-11 October 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24, the Diplomat, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (5-11.10.). Topics of the week: The deadly blasts in Ankara became the most important topic of the world media during this week.

A New Era of Ethno-Nationalism in Europe: Why Hungary is Just the Start

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Sumantra Maitra

A New Era of Ethno-Nationalism in Europe: Why Hungary is Just the Start

The Internet awoke to images of a camerawoman from Hungarian nationalist TV channel N1TV kicking and tripping refugee children as they fled from police. Petra Laszlo had been filming the refugees as they scrambled to get away from a police crackdown. A father holding his daughter in his arms stumbled and fell when she stuck her leg out in front of him. As he pulled himself up and asked why he’d been kicked, she continued to film. German TV channels picked up the footage and it went viral,…

Putin’s UN Speech: An Old Song with Even Older Tune

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Robert Nalbandov

Putin’s UN Speech: An Old Song with Even Older Tune

On Monday, 28 September 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the UN General Assembly anniversary session. Prior to the speech there were high expectations about the speech since it was anticipated that the Russian president would be tabling issues that included the evolving situation with the Russian military presence in Syria; talks about the possibility of lifting the sanctions imposed on Russia for its hybrid war in Ukraine; the possibility of gaining some political leverage due to…

CEJISS Word Cloud 28 September - 4 October 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 28 September - 4 October 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24, the Diplomat, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (28.9.-4.10.). Topics of the week: ISIL, Syria, Iraq, and the other problems of the Middle East appear in the latest Word Cloud.

CEJISS Word Cloud 21-27 September 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 21-27 September 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24, the Diplomat, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (21-27.9.). Topics of the week: The Russian help to the Syrian regime and the other problems of the Middle East became the major topic of the world media during this week.

The Refugee Crisis Splits the EU along Old Lines

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Adriel Kasonta

The Refugee Crisis Splits the EU along Old Lines

Public opinion across Europe is becoming increasingly divided about how to deal with the continuing migrant crisis. Since January, almost 340000 migrants and refugees have been spotted at the borders of the EU as they attempt to make their way through Hungary and Austria into Germany, according to the Frontex border agency. Hungary is, in fact, part of Europe’s visa-free Schengen zone, making it an attractive stop for the tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and beyond who are…

CEJISS Word Cloud 14-20 September 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 14-20 September 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, France 24, the Diplomat, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (14-20.9.). Topics of the week: Greece, Migrants, Pope, the Middle Eastern problems and much more appeared this week in the world medias.

CEJISS Word Cloud 7-13 September 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 7-13 September 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (7-13.9.). Topics of the week: The migration crisis continues and so the world medias follow this topic. The attention got also the clashes between Israeli police forces and Muslims in Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

CEJISS Word Cloud 31 August - 6 September 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 31 August - 6 September 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (31-6.9.). Topics of the week: The migration crisis is still the major part of the world media’s news. This time the importance got the new German approach towards the Syrian migrants and the Pope’s speech about the solidarity among the Europeans and the refugees.

Geopolitical Sleepwalking: The System’s Bipolarity Everyone Is Currently Overlooking

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Velina Tchakarova for EMerging Equity

Geopolitical Sleepwalking: The System’s Bipolarity Everyone Is Currently Overlooking

We seem to be on the verge of a global system transformation, be it in the field of economy, finance, markets, institutions or international relations. Everyone is asking the same question: “What is going on right now?” To put it simply, as Seinfeld once said: “The whole system is breaking down!” The system’s transformation is shaking the fundamentals of the only remaining geopolitical bloc of the Trans-Atlantic community, still being based on alliances, partnerships, institutions and…

What future for the Eastern Partnership? More than a partnership, less than a membership.

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Velina Tchakarova for AIES

What future for the Eastern Partnership? More than a partnership, less than a membership.

Following the Vilnius summit of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in 2013, which eventually triggered the Maidan protests in Ukraine, much happened in the next two years. Meanwhile, Ukraine was experiencing the hardest period of its recent history after losing Crimea to Russia, facing a military conflict in Eastern Ukraine (with more than 9000 civilian and military casualties and over 1.3 million internally displaced persons), coupled with a threatening economic collapse and a possible default.…

Are Sanctions Really the Best Way to Help Ukraine?

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Adriel Kasonta

Are Sanctions Really the Best Way to Help Ukraine?

Russian officials and companies were hit by Western sanctions – including visa bans and asset freezes – following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in the wake of the February 2014 coup in Ukraine. Since then, the West has stepped-up its measures against Russia, targeting major businesses and parts of the country’s financial, energy and military sectors. Despite Moscow’s assertions that the Crimean referendum on secession from Ukraine complied with international law and the UN Charter (based on the…

CEJISS Word Cloud 24-30 August 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 24-30 August 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (24-30.8.). Topics of the week: Similarly to the previous week, even this time the migrants of Europe were the major concern of the world media. However, this week they were also followed by the problems of the Chinese economy and the progress in the Korean negotiations.

CEJISS Word Cloud 17-23 August 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 17-23 August 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (17-23.8.). Topics of the week: The Korean disputes, the European migration problems or the Middle Eastern conflicts were the main concern of the world media during the last week.

CEJISS Word Cloud 10-16 August 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 10-16 August 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (10-16.8.). Topics of the week: The North Korean threat, the US embassy in Havana or the European problems within the monetary union or with migrants became all unimportant in the time of the Tianjin tragedy in China.

CEJISS Word Cloud 3-9 August 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 3-9 August 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (3-9.8.). Topics of the week: The anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki became the major concern of the world medias during the last week. The anniversary was followed by the Middle Eastern conflicts.

Importing Leaders: Is this Global Citizenship in Action?

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Lana Ghvinjilia, (Ilia State University, lana.ghvinjilia@spl.ge)

Importing Leaders: Is this Global Citizenship in Action?

Has the Internet made international citizenship a reality? The globalisation of human resources is not a new development. Open borders, ease of travel, the European Union, the internationalisation of some languages and the Internet have made it very simple to relocate workers around the world—from plumbers to CEOs. But the World Wide Web has also spawned a new trend: political power being exercised across state borders in ways never seen before. It may be that social media are already giving us…

CEJISS Word Cloud 27 July - 2 August 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 27 July - 2 August 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (27-2.8.). Topics of the week: The Europe became the major target of the world media for this week. Problems with the migration inside of the Union were followed by the Turkish security and by the surprising discovery on the island of Reunion.

CEJISS Word Cloud 20-26 July 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 20-26 July 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (20-26.7.). Topics of the week: The problems of the Middle East are the most important part of the world media even for this week. The call for Yemeni ceasefire and Turkey’s anti- terrorist operation in Syria follows the official trip of the American president through Africa.

CEJISS Word Cloud 13-19 July 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 13-19 July 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (13-19.7.). Topics of the week: The ongoing problems of the Middle East and the anniversary of the tragic plane crash at Ukraine were the major topics of the last week. However, the past of the British royal family and the aftermath of the Euro-Greek talks got the attention as well.

CEJISS Word Cloud 6-12 July 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 6-12 July 2015

We created the word cloud from the articles collected from the media: Aljazeera, BBC, CNN, the Economist, France 24, the Guardian and Russia Today; for the last week (6-12.7.). The major topic of this week is decisively the Greek Crisis and the summit of the EU but the attention got also the Mexican drug cartels and the Middle Eastern security.

Would a Summer Offensive Cost Putin Too Much?

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Ivan Nagornyak

Would a Summer Offensive Cost Putin Too Much?

Western sanctions against Russia were one of the main topics at the G7 Summit held in Germany on 07–08 June. The leaders there sent Putin and all of Russia’s elite a direct message: if Russia does not follow the Minsk agreements, sanctions will be maintained and intensified. Despite this, the situation in eastern Ukraine is deteriorating as Russia-backed militants continually violate the ceasefire. The last battle in Marinka claimed the lives of 28 people, including nine civilians—and losses…

What is the Turkish Stream and Why Does it Matter?

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Filippos Proedrou

What is the Turkish Stream and Why Does it Matter?

Turkish Stream, as a labyrinth of energy pipelines heading west, joined the ranks of key priorities over the past months. Previously, the rationale for setting up new pipelines to carry Russian gas to Europe was meant to cover the projected increase in gas demand over future decades. This proved to be a wild assumption and the much anticipated lurch in gas demand in Europe did not materialise—the economic justification for further pipelines is moot. But, there was another reason as well: to…

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