An EU Perspective on the crisis in the Ukraine Part II: What the EU represents to Putin

In the first part of this analysis it was proposed that Putin’s actions – annexation of the Crimea, a build up of the army at the eastern border of the Ukraine, a refusal to negotiate through diplomacy, bear all the signs of a President following an out-dated world view of international relations. One that employs …

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Issue 2: “Big Brother”- state security and privacy

Should security trump privacy rights? That is the key question that frames this aspect of the privacy debate. Many argue yes.  The only way in which a democratic State can outwit those intent on destroying our value system is for each and everyone of us to accept that the State, in pursuit of terrorists, should …

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