No legal guarantees for Edward Snowden

Snowden’s father claims that he seeks to broker deal with US for son’s return. Would say that there is some remote chance he might be successful? Read few comments by Robert Turner, Professor, Associate Director, Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia.

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Is Pope Francis serious about reforming the Vatican Bank?

It seems that the arrest of senior Vatican cleric is just another affair not directly related to “big” IOR’s  issues and it was made by Italians. But anyway would you say that the arrest could be a sign that the new Pope is really serious about the investigation of the Vatican Bank no matter who might be involved in potential crimes? Read few comments.

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Will Russia try to strike some deal? Edward Snowden for…?

Is it anything, in your opinion, Russia may consider ask the US for Snowden’s extradition, any “good deal” for Moscow and would White House consider such offer? Or, basically, for Kremlin is the situation quite fine as it is? Read few comments.

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Also Slovak climbers were killed in Taliban’s attack in Pakistan

The terrorist group(s) who is responsible for the attack said that it was a response on American drone strikes and they will continue attacking foreigners because also the world is responsible for the drone attacks. How does this explanation resonate with Pakistani public as drone attacks are deeply unpopular? Read few comments.

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Snowden’s legal fight?

Read few comments. I have asked those questions before it was announced that Edward Snowden left Hong Kong.

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Afghanistan: On transfer of security and peace negotiations

1. The NATO led International coalition hands over responsibility to the Afghan national army and police. The transition sounds as a major milestone, but how would you asses the ability of Afghan forces to do their job?  2. Also  U.S., Afghans, Taliban peace talks may  begin. What it means in your opinion? Read few comments by Jorrit KammingaVisiting Fellow, Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael. Update: also comments by Patrick Bury, military and security analyst.

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Czech PM Necas to resign: What is the legacy of Mr. Clean

Read few comments by Sean HanleySenior Lecturer in East European Politics, University College London.

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