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Cover: Parliamentary Elections in Lebanon

May 30, 2017

Parliamentary Elections in Lebanon

A long way to a new parliament

The long awaited parliamentary elections in Lebanon will take place in the upcoming months of 2017. The legislative period of the last parliament, elected in 2009, has already passed its regulatory mandate of four years in 2013. Yet, in consideration of the current events in the region and the resulting safety issues, the parliament independently extended its legislative period two times in 2013 and 2014 through a formal juridical revision. The official end of the parliamentary mandate is set for the 20th of June 2017.

Cover: Podcast: Cities as global actors in combating climate change

May 17, 2017

Podcast: Cities as global actors in combating climate change

Interview with Professor Dr. Maria Francesch, Hong Kong

For decades nation states have been the main drivers and often also objectors in international climate policy. The COP21 conference in Paris has seen a range of new influential actors: NGOs, multinational companies – and cities. They all contributed much to the progress made in Paris. Therefore global climate change policy is no longer an exclusive domain of nation states.

May 4, 2017

Blueprint for the Brexit negotiations

Ein Signal der Geschlossenheit der EU-27

At a special summit held in Brussels on 29 April 2017, Heads of State and Government of the EU-27 agreed to the guidelines for the forthcoming dealings with Great Britain.

Cover: Vow Renewal

May 4, 2017

Vow Renewal

Jordan and the US at the Beginning of the Trump Era

While Donald Trump’s executive orders and the focus of his administration on “America first” have left many political leaders in the world with sentiments ranging from apprehension and anticipation to dread and fear, the relationship between the United States and the Jordanian government is stronger than ever.

Apr. 13, 2017

A prisoner as a beacon of hope?

Interview with Fadwa Barghouti

The Fatah politician Marwan Barghouti has been jailed in Israel for the last 15 years. His wife, Fadwa Barghouti, explains how he views the current state of affairs in Palestine.

Cover: Is the UN on the cusp of changing times?

Apr. 3, 2017

Is the UN on the cusp of changing times?

Background information and a first assessment of the budget cuts announced by the new US government.

Newly elected US President Donald J. Trump submitted his first draft budget on 16 March 2017. In addition to important increases in the defense budget, cutbacks were announced to the draft budgets for the departments of foreign and environmental affairs. In particular, the proposed cuts to the State Department budget could have a significant impact on the work of the United Nations as the United States is currently the greatest individual donor to the UN as a whole. This explains why the latest announcements from Washington have been met with great concern on the East River.

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