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Global Islamic Marketing Conference – Updated

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From 20 to 22 March 2011 the first Global Islamic Marketing Conference organized by the UAE University and academic Emerald Publishing is taking place. The aim of the conference is to explore the key areas in the field of Islamic marketing and Islamic business in general. For scholars, researchers and students, the GIMC offers a […]

(Why) Does The United States Need Europe in the Middle East?

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I was reading an article written by Amr Yossef and Sergio Fabbrini in European Political Science discussing why Barack Obama needs European support in the ME. Such formulation of the question already presupposes that the United States needs European support, but why is European support needed in the ME? By unilaterally militarily invading Iraq, the […]

The New Generation Shaping Disasters?

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It has frequently been asked by (international) lawyers and experts in other areas whether the world faces a new form and its occurrences of supreme power.    Reading / hearing the recent news about the earthquake in Japan, I couldn’t escape posing the premises that the world is ruled by Who can calculate; the seismic processes are […]

The Power of Human Creativity in Building Prosperity

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Since 9 December 2010 Estonia has been the 34th member country of the OECD. 30 September 1961 is considered the official birthday of the OECD – this day the OECD Convention entered into force. The OECD was preceded by the OEEC that was established in 1947 with the aim to run the US-financed Marshall Plan […]

A Dark Side of a State’s Independence

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   I was thinking about Estonia’s independence today, because it is Estonian Independence Day today. I was thinking – what if one day, say, the EU for some reason agrees with the US upon the change of the Estonian governing regime to, say, modernize the fishing techniques so that everyone could benefit, and because the […]

G20 and SDR in Action

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Established in 1999 as response to the financial crises as the primary forum for economic coordination, G20 is meeting on the 18th and 19th of February 2011 in Paris, under the French presidency.  South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, the United States, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Russia, […]

Who is Leading Europe?

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I recently posted an article to the thematic elections blog of the Institute of Political Science and Governance of the Tallinn University in an Estonian leading newspaper “Postimees”. I have posted here the translated version of this posting: Thomas Ferguson’s Investment Theory of Politics and the Europarties According to Thomas Ferguson’s investment theory of party competition […]

AmCham EU and the Global Think Tanks

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Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, Olli Rehn, stated in his speech responding Daniel Hamilton’s report “Europe 2020: Competitive or Complacent?” about Europe’s place and standing in the global economy and formidable challenges Europe is facing: “I’m confident that 2011 can be made the year of reform and revival”. Referring to Europe 2020 priorities, Olli Rehn lists […]

Legal Remedies – State Responsibility Revisited

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A new course on Legal Remedies in Europe begins today at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tartu, and during the recent days I have worked with the recent changes to the area. Leaving the case law developments aside, one area most affected by the changes is state responsibility for breach of EU […]

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