Beijing Wants to Boost China – ASEAN Relations: Win-Win vs Claw-or-Paw

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, during his weekly press conference, in the first week of January 2017, said that the government in Beijing always regarded ASEAN as being a priority with regard to neighborly policies and diplomacy. The statement came against the backdrop of ASEAN’s 50th anniversary More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Colombian Government & ELN To Launch Official Peace Talks on January 10

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : One week before the scheduled, and very delayed launch of talks between the Colombian government and the leftist ELN, President Santos reiterated that the ELN has to release all “hostages”. More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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Turkey Released Detained American Journalist Dion Nissenbaum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Turkish authorities released, on Friday, the jailed U.S. American journalist Dion Nissenbaum. The Wall Street Journal journo had been held for nearly three days for allegedly violating More...

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By Fahwad Al-Khadoumi On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Baghdad’s $15 mn Security System Can’t Protect Journos Critcal of Systemic Abuse of Power

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Following the kidnapping of Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi from her home in Baghdad late Monday, Saad al-Matlabi, a member of Baghdad Governorate’s security commission criticized Baghdad’s More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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UK Spied on Israeli Diplomats? Really Snowden? Tell Us Something We Didn’t Know!

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Another wave of sensationalized Snowden Leaks reportedly reveals that British intelligence spied on Israeli diplomats and military officials in 2008 and 2009. So what’s new? Nothing! More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, November 17th, 2016
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Santos Opts for Approval of Colombia Peace Deal by Congress: No 2nd Referendum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc ): Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos opts for having the newly-signed revised peace accord between the State and the FARC-EP approved by Congress rather than opting for a second More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Erdogan’s Coup: Turkey Arrests more HDP Members including MPs and Party Leaders

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Turkish authorities arrested more than 12 members of the left-wing People’s Democratic Party (HDP) over alleged links to terrorism and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
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Colombia’s “Peace Process” about to turn into Oslo-Accords-Like Farce

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Colombia’s “peace process” is at risk as President Juan Manuel Santos declared an end to the State’s side of the bilateral ceasefire with the FARC-EP and the FARC More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Sunday, September 11th, 2016
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The World after 9/11

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The shock, the sorrow and the outpouring of sympathy and solidarity with the United States has subsided but the void remains as it swallows unanswered questions, asked by those who advocate More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Friday, September 9th, 2016
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Israel Starts Home Demolitions in Syrian Golan, Plans Annexation

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israel has for the first time used the illegal home demolition policy it uses in Palestine in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Tel Aviv declared that Israel and the Golan are More...