Monthly Archives: June 2012

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June 29, 2012

New Video reveals Evidence of organised Crime Links in Magnitsky Case

This week, the Stop the Untouchables—Justice for Sergei Magnitsky campaign released a 17-minute video documenting evidence of connections between a powerful organised crime syndicate, the Klyuev Group, and the officials who perpetrated the $230 million tax fraud uncovered by slain …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square

Turkey asks Nato about a no-fly zone as Syria makes it clear that it’s ready to fight dirty

According to a US  government source privy to the Nato meeting called by Turkey on Tuesday, Ankara has requested that the alliance draw up contingency plans for a no-fly zone to protect Turkish territory in the event of further acts …

Posted in Middle East, Middle East, Opinion Editorial, Syria, Turkey

Putin’s got America right where he wants it

Last week’s G-20 summit was the first time U.S. President Barack Obama had seen his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, since 2009. An account of their long, loveless meeting on the sidelines of the conference, along with photographs of their unhappy …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
June 28, 2012

“Yvonne Fletcher saved my life”

“She can’t have been more than six feet away; standing directly between me and the embassy, and she had a big smile on her face. I remember that smile very well.”Recalling the final moments of WPC Yvonne Fletcher, Dr Adel Almansouri puts …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Libya

Defence Minister Juwaili launches scathing attack on NTC

Defence Minister Osama Juwaili has strongly criticised the NTC for “failing to consult with anybody” when passing laws and restricting his role to “signing the plans of the chief of staff”, Yusef Mangoush.
The minister revealed his frustrations to the Libya Herald in …

Posted in Africa, Democracy & Development, Libya, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial

China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World

with Dr Dambisa Moyo, International Economist and New York Times Best-Selling Author and Ivan Lewis, MP Bury South, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development
1 – 2pm, Thursday 28th June 2012
Committee Room 10, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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Posted in Asia, China, Economy, Event

Audio: ‘China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World’

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Posted in China, Economy

Explosive Video Documents Depths of Putin’s Mafia State

It is no longer possible to distinguish where organized crime ends and the state begins in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. An extraordinary 17-minute video just exhibited by the anti-corruption website Russian Untouchables shows how an elite crime syndicate headed by a longtime gangster, …

Posted in Democracy & Development, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
June 27, 2012

Berlin 1961: Lessons for Leadership in a Time of Challenges

with Fred Kempe President & Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Council and Henry Smith, MP for Crawley
6.30 – 7.30pm,  Wednesday 27th June 2012
Committee Room 5, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
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Leaders have been and …

Posted in Europe, Event

A Question for Martin McGuinness

‘God speed’ was apparently what Martin McGuinness said to the Queen when they met a short time ago. I wonder what she, and the Duke of Edinburgh, would have liked to say to him?
Of all the things that the Queen …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security, The Scoop
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