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Diplomat recalls Australian links in campaign against chemical and biological weapons …

  • March 10th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Barbulesco NThe new Romanian Ambassador in Canberra, Nineta Barbulescu, can claim some special knowledge of Australia through her earlier work as a specialist in non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (i.e. nuclear, chemical and biological weapons). … Read More »

“Ceasefire” Weekend – Calm Before Storm?

  • March 19th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

gaddafi-2011.jpgCOMMENTARY: Western allies and Arab states working with them have no great appetite for a new “Desert Storm” in military terms, but are sceptical of a Libyan ceasefire. … Read More »

Extraordinary EU Summit On Georgia

  • September 6th, 2008
  • Posted by Monique Ross

eu-summit-1908.jpgA special European summit in Brussels (1.9.08) ended without sanctions against Russia, though the 27-nation bloc unanimously condemned Russia’s decision to recognise the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia — and spoke of comprehensive support to Georgia. … Read More »

EU Olympic Triumph

  • August 30th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

olympic-medals.jpgOnce again the European Union won the Olympic Games hands down.

Had the twenty-seven countries’ medals tally been aggregated, in the manner of, say, the Soviet Union in days gone by, world Olympic sports domination would be close to no-contest.

It might be a tribute to sports culture, good policy on health and fitness, or a plain outcome of having money and time to spend on sport, but the medals tally from the Beijing Olympic Games is telling a story of success for Europe. … Read More »

NATO Final

  • April 4th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

duffield-riga-11-08-reduced.jpgCOMMENTARY: NATO’s Bucharest summit (2-4.4.08) approved the entry of two more former communist countries – Albania and Croatia – into the Western alliance, and agreed to put more resources and effort into Afghanistan. … Read More »

Worlds Apart: Elections Strife, Georgia / Pakistan

  • January 6th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

georgia-rose-revolt.jpgThe conduct of voting in Georgia is being contested, invoking images of the strife in Pakistan this month, also over elections. … Read More »