Why should ‘we’ care? Because the tragedies in the Mediterranean are the the tip of the iceberg

Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Lancaster University Aristotle Kallis writes.

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Catastrophic tragedy in the Mediterranean. How should the EU react?

After another catastrophic tragedy in the Mediterranean the questions are (again) what should the EU do. So what is your opinion on this, if I may ask. But maybe more from the external point of view. How much should we care about what is going (conflicts, economic instability) in the EU neighborhood? And what can we do about this? Read few comments.

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Cuba: Obama is much more popular than Castro brothers. Why?

According to one published poll US President Barack Obama is much more popular in Cuba than Castro brothers. Why would you say it is so, how would you read the mood of Cubans out of it?Read few comments.

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PM Tsipras in Moscow. What does he want?

What does Greek PM Alexis Tsipras want from Russia and vice versa? Read few comments.

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Not a zero-sum game. What China-led AIIB means for Beijing and Washington

The deadline for joining The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as founding member has passed. China successfuly attracts also many Westerns countries.

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What’s next for Israel-US relations?

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is somehow backing away from the pre-election comments that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch, but is seems Israel-US relations (of maybe better to say Obama-Netanyahu relations?) are in a very bad shape with the US even suggesting it may give less support to Israel in the UN.  What is your view on the current state of Israel-US relations taking into account also Iran nuclear talks and (currently not very much existent) peace process? Read few comments.

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Merkel-Hollande plan. Why now?

The initiative seems quite unexpected and Hollande said: Peace is under threat at the borders of Europe. In Ukraine, there is a war. It sound pretty urgent. So what you expect from this initiative, and why we see it now? Read few comments.

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