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  There are historical events that are just that, vaguely-remembered memories of events past that are of interest mostly to professional historians. And then there are momentous events that shape a nation’s consciousness for better or worse for generations to come. One such event for

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Alex Alexiev is chairman of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the editor of the geopolitical website bulgariaanalytica.org. He tweets on national security at twitter.com/alexieff and could be reached at alexievalex4@gmail.com.
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2.	Популярният режисьор Кирил Серебренников, който сега е под домашен арест, на 23 август т.г. беше поставен зад желязна решетка. В момента тече международна петиция за освобождаването му.

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Shukhrat Gulyamov 1

  On August 10, 2017, when the first reports that the Supreme Military Court (Tribunal) of Uzbekistan had sentenced former first deputy chairman of the country’s Security Service (SNB), Shukhrat Gulyamov, to life imprisonment and asked him to compensate the state for the amount of

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  Since I last wrote a few weeks ago, North Korea has lost one showdown with the U.S. and has geared up for a second. The first showdown was a threat to ring tiny Guam with a military barrage. The second showdown is the threat

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Dr. Osband is an American economist, strategist, financial risk analyst and longtime student of Bulgaria. He is the author of two well-known books on quantitative risk analysis (Iceberg Risk: An Adventure in Portfolio Theory and Pandora Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance) and has served both in the public (IMF, WB) and private sectors (Goldman Sachs, CSFB, Fortress Investments).
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After October 1st, the system operator, BTG, will replace the post stamp with the entry-exit tariffs system. Although the regulator still approves the company’s annual business plan and earnings, the level of tariff rates, including all additional service charges, will be determined by the TSO

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afghanistan

  On August 21, President Trump outlined what was billed as the new American strategy in Afghanistan. And indeed, there were new elements in it that may or may not move the interminable 16 – year old war to some kind of solution. Perhaps the

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Alex Alexiev is chairman of the Center for Balkan and Black Sea Studies and the editor of the geopolitical website bulgariaanalytica.org. He tweets on national security at twitter.com/alexieff and could be reached at alexievalex4@gmail.com.
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              “In Ukraine, even with a delay and the high price paid, a dangerous deathly expansion of Western alliances has been stopped. From a quasi-Weimar state on the defensive, Russia has now gone back to its familiar role as

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    Quod licet Jovi, non licet bovi.   The Balkan gas hub has become synonymous and in many ways a substitute for Bulgaria’s energy policy in the field of natural gas. In order to avoid speculating about the concept’s different variations, hereinafter is the

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Anti-racist demonstration in Seattle

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  Read the original analysis of Michael Elleman on the IISS website, where he gives convincing arguments behind the conclusion that the quantum leap in North Korea’s missile range could have only one explanation – it “has acquired a high-performance liquid-propellant engine (LPE) from illicit