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2019 - Volume 13, Issue 1

Research Articles

  • Andrii Voitsikhovskyi
  • Oleksandr Bakumov
  • Olena Ustymenko
  • Mykola Marchuk
Implementation of legal reform in Ukraine, the content of which can be defined as a gradual movement towards a democratic and rule of law state, makes the problem of counteraction to crime especially relevant. Nowadays it is the object of broad regulatory measures, in particular, international and legal...
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  • Ksenia A. Efremova
This paper deals with the concept of “small states” as opposed to “great powers”. Both concepts are considered to be ideal types with peculiar behaviour characteristics. It is argued that in certain circumstances (i.e. within a “buffer system”) small states may affect the behaviour of great powers in...
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  • Michal Kolmaš
The article aims to understand the practical relevance of Shinzo Abe’s recent security changes and their role in Abe’s general security strategy. It argues that although Shinzo Abe’s goal is a revision of Japan’s post-war security posture, there is still a plethora of legal, normative (popular) and practical...
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  • Krzysztof Brzechczyn
  • Michał Kwiecień
  • Grzegorz Lewicki
  • Cristina Petrescu
  • Dragoş Petrescu
  • Rafał Paweł Wierzchosławski
  • Aviezer Tucker
The symposium on the book Legacies of Totalitarianism by Aviezer Tucker was part of the conference Between Enslavement and Resistance: Attitudes toward Communism in East European Societies (1945-1989) held in Poznań, Poland (June 15-16, 2018). The conference and the symposium were organized by the Institute...
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  • Petya Ivanova
  • Mahmoud Khalifa
There are two main parts of the article that present the Bulgarian and Egyptian non-governmental organisations in the field of tourism. The legislative framework and conditions for registration of such organisations as well as their role in the overall management of tourism in both countries differ. Special...
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  • Kardo Rached
  • Ahmed Omar Bali
The political environment of Iraq in the period from 2011-2014 experienced a great degree of turbulence. Many Sunni tribes in the Anbar, Ramadi and Salahadin regions organized a daily protest against the central government, accusing it of being sectarian. Gradually, these protests become more popular,...
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  • Zeren Langjia
  • Jian Shi
Terrorism is increasingly threatening world peace and stability, not least during the post-9/11 era. In particular, viewed from Europe’s geographical proximity to areas of conflicts, terrorism is a greater menace to European continental peace, security and stability. As a natural consequence, terrorism...
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  • Vladislav Strnad
  • Nik Hynek
The article systematically analyses the Ukrainian behaviour within the EU-Ukraine-Russia triangle during the presidency of Leonid Kuchma (1994-2004). As it is shown, this was a period to which the origins of many recent, and tumultuous, developments can be traced. We utilise an interdisciplinary Foreign...
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  • Ostap Kushnir
The article aims to uncover the nature and distinctive features of the contemporary messianic narrations in the Russian public discourse, as well as estimate their impact on the actual policy-making. For this reason, the article scrutinizes the political philosophy of Aleksandr Dugin, Nataliia Narochnitskaia,...
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Book Reviews

Gender and Peacebuilding
  • Claire Duncanson
Gender that refers to a person’s characteristics of either being female or male typically with considerations to social and cultural differences instead of biological ones has remained a much-contested topic in our societies for a very long time. Conversely, the topic of peacebuilding remains a contested...
Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: Fifteen Contentious Questions
  • Benjamin K. Sovacool
  • Marilyn A. Brown
  • Scott V. Valentine
In climate and energy studies, it is not only the continuous rise of global average annual temperatures that is apparent. The temperature of the discussions on policy, governance and technology solutions has also reached a boiling point in many areas. This is most visible in the case of controversial...
Climate Governance in the Developing World
  • David Held
  • Charles Roger
  • Eva-Maria Nag
Climate change is a serious issue, and not only from an environmental perspective. Climate governance, a practice once thought to be a concern only for the industrialised Western countries, has recently shifted and tried to include also the heterogeneous developing world, more and more responsible for...
The Third World War: Daesh, Iraq and the management of Barbarism {al-Harb al-'Almīah-at al- ṯ'aliṯ'ah-at: Da'š w al-Iraq w ʾdarah-at al-tawhš}
  • Y. Abd al-Hussein
Based on documents published for the first time, this book reveals the life and surroundings of the Head of Da'š, also known as ISIS or ISIL in the western world, Abo Baker Albaghdadi. Moreover, the book reveals exclusive statements made by some terrorist leaders, detained in Iraqi jails.     Introduction:  ‘Never...