Saudi-Iranian Tensions: The View From the Arabian Gulf

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Cinzia Bianco

Saudi-Iranian Tensions: The View From the Arabian Gulf

On 02 January, Saudi Arabia executed some 47 people on terrorism charges. Among those executed forty-three were from the Sunni sect – and, mostly, associated with al Qa’ida – while four were from the Shia sect. The prominent dissident cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, the de facto spiritual pulse leader of the 2011 protests that shook Saudi Arabia’s oil-rich Eastern Province, was among those executed. Upon his death, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared al-Nimr a shaheed (martyr) and…

CEJISS Word Cloud 7-13 December 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 7-13 December 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 (7-6.12.). Topics of the week: The tension between Russia and Turkey, the environmental summit and the war in Syria.

CEJISS Word Cloud 30 November - 6 December 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 30 November - 6 December 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 (30.11-6.12.). Topics of the week: Russia-Turkey relations, Elections, ISIS.

CEJISS Word Cloud 23-29 November 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 23-29 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 (23-29.11.). Topics of the week: The tensions between Russia and Turkey.

CEJISS Word Cloud 16-22 November 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 16-22 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 (16-22.11.). Topics of the week: The Paris attacks, the French retaliation and the terrorist incident in Mali.  

CEJISS Word Cloud 9-15 November 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 9-15 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 (9-15.11.). Topics of the week: The Paris attacks and the French retaliation. 

CEJISS Word Cloud 2-8 November 2015

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Tomas Zboril

CEJISS Word Cloud 2-8 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 (2-8.11.). Topics of the week: Russian plane crash, Sino-Taiwan diplomacy and the problems of the Middle East are decisively the most important topics of the week.

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…

2017 - Volume 11, Issue 2