Dimitris Rapidis

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Since independence in 1990, Ukraine was suffering from major regime upturns: electoral fraud, corruption, economic instability, the transfer of public property into the hands of loyal oligarchs, censorship, and too much power concentration in the Presidential office. The “Orange Revolution” of 2004 that brought into power Victor Yushchenko and Yulia Tymoshenko was expected to change… » read more

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The crash test for democracy in Georgia was proved “failed” as discussions around the formation of government are stuck amongst the interests of the two candidates, the role of Russia, and the possible plans for destabilization. Yet we see that money can buy everything, and this is the case of Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili.

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A coin is always double-sided, and Egypt President Mohamed Morsi’s decision to sack two of the country’s top generals stirs up discussion. From the one side there are those analysts welcoming this stunning decision, and from the other side there are others questioning the intentions of the President and his ever-growing power. Possibly the truth… » read more

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