Friday, 22 August 2014 06:30
by Idrees Mohammed

EPOS Insights

The IS movement towards Erbil threatened the security of Kurdistan Region. People were panicked and large numbers rushed into Erbil airport to leave the region. The humanitarian catastrophe in Shingal and the threat of Erbil's fall to IS rang alarm bells worldwide. The situation is rather complicated. It does not look to be a short-term bottleneck. There is a need for a long-term strategy to deal with the situation

Monday, 30 June 2014 09:02
by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

In 1999, former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Lahore on the invitation of Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. During the visit both the leaders signed the Lahore Declaration to promote bilateral relations. Sharif and Vajpayee shared a vision of peaceful and stable South Asia. Fifteen years later, on 26 May 2014, Sharif was invited by the newly elected Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi to attend his swearing ceremony in New Delhi. What will change in Indo-Pak relations? Will Modi and Sharif revive the spirit of Lahore?

Monday, 14 April 2014 09:48
by Emmanuel Zawolo Suah

EPOS Insights

Like in many other societies in the world, in Liberia it was forbidden to discuss sex in the presence of kids or under age, but since the Civil War, the cultural and religious essence of sex has diminished. What are the reasons for this change in attitudes and behaviours? What are the relations between sex, belief and society? What do the Liberians think about sex and its new "meaning" in daily life? In this article, Emmanuel Suah analyses the issue of sex as a commercial act in Liberia

Monday, 07 April 2014 20:03
by Nicolamaria Coppola

EPOS Insights

Although less common than female sexual assault, male raping as a war weapon is increasing. It is used as an instrument of terror and group punishment, an expression of ethnic hatred and humiliation. It is also intended to emasculate and shatter leadership structures. Male rape has become a tactic of war, both in Uganda and Syria, where a increasing number of men has been exposed to sexual violence during the conflicts

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:22
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Nowadays Georgia aspires to an integration within the Western framework, and in particular within that of the European political structure (EU) and the international military structure (NATO). But at present Georgia can undoubtedly be defined a European state, and not a Western one, because it lacks a political culture comparable to what has developed in Western Europe over the centuries. What is the current political status quo of Georgia? What are the relationships with Russia, the European Union and the International Community?


Monday, 02 December 2013 07:38
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

For the Russian Federation the European Union has become the most important political subject west of its borders, and issues between the two entities range from energy policy to regional cooperation, security,cultural and technological cooperation, as well as several other complex questions pertaining to international relations as a whole. This article aims to study these issues, dividing them into sectors, and to show the interactions of each within the scope of the complex relations between the EU and Russia

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