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Front Page Last Updated: May 3, 2016 - 10:10:42 AM


Defence & Arms
No Going Back to Business as Usual for NATO and Russia
If the NATO−Russia Council has not been suspended, despite last week’s meeting, there continues to be only a barely detectable pulse in this consultative body.

May 3, 2016 - 10:09:43 AM

Dysfunctions
All eyes on Brussels and Turkey visa deal
Nicosia insisted on Monday that as long as Turkey does not fulfil its obligations to the EU, including Cyprus, visa restrictions for Turkish nationals cannot be abolished, even as Brussels was set to drive forward with the deal this Wednesday.

May 3, 2016 - 10:08:26 AM

International
Updating the Party: Cuban New (and Not So New) Leaders
Generational succession is high on the agenda of Cuba’s Communist Party leadership, still dominated at the highest level by “los historicos“ — the generation that fought together against the Batista dictatorship and founded the revolutionary regime.

May 3, 2016 - 10:07:00 AM

Business
Celebrating Good Times: A Look Back At The Tanker Market
In 1980, the pop funk group Kool & the Gang sang “Celebrate Good Times” and since late 2014 tanker owners have been enjoying some rather good times. The fall in the oil price after the summer of 2014, coupled with the decision by OPEC to keep oil production at elevated levels has combined to support an improved tanker market, but just how good are these “good times” in a historical context?

May 3, 2016 - 10:05:52 AM

Africa
Beyond Grand Bassam: Terrorism on the West African Coast
Last month’s attack by jihadi gunmen in the Ivoirian beach town of Grand Bassam did not come as a complete surprise to West Africa observers.

May 3, 2016 - 10:04:14 AM

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