Op-Eds

Opinion pieces and editorials written by Assembly Members on topics related to OSCE commitments and values.
The Hill 11 September 2012 By Christopher Smith Just weeks before Belarus's parliamentary elections on Sept. 23, few expect anything but another sham. And yet democratic nations will have to let the dictator, Alexander Lukashenka, know they are paying attention and mean business. So far, in the run-up to this election we have seen few if any good signs. Opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich has been denied registration as a candidate. The

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Moscow Times 30 November 2011 By Matteo Mecacci Foreign ministers from the 56 countries of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe will meet next week to try to accomplish what heads of government could not at this time last year. A lot has changed since a draft action plan died for lack of consensus at the 2010 Astana Summit. From popular protests to worrying economic unrest, the threats to our comprehensive security —

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Вечерний Бишкек ( English ) 28 October 2011 By Walburga Habsburg Douglas Специальный координатор краткосрочной миссии наблюдателей ОБСЕ и глава делегации Парламентской А ссамблеи ОБСЕ Вальбурга Габсбург Дуглас (Швеция) Еще два года назад, если бы я сказала коллеге, что приму участие в наблюдении за выборами в Центральной Азии, исход которых я не могу предугадать, на меня бы посмотрели с недоверием и задали лишь один вопрос - где? В какой части

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Vicherny Bishkek ( Русский ) 28 October 2011 By Walburga Habsburg Douglas Not even two years ago if I told a colleague I was going to observe an election in Central Asia and that I had no idea who would win, I would probably have been greeted with a doubtful look and one question – where? Where in Central Asia can there be a competitive electoral contest where the outcome is genuinely not a foregone conclusion? Today, we all know the answer is

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Kapitalis (French version) 20 October 2011 By Riccardo Migliori On Sunday, the Tunisian people will elect 218 of their fellow citizens responsible for drafting the country's new constitution. Drafting a new constitution by a democratically elected body will mark the next stage in the institutionalization of the Tunisian Revolution that started in December last year. When the Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi lit himself on fire after

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Vjesnik.hr 7 November 2011 By Petros Efthymiou (Greece), President of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation Parliamentary Assembly and Audronius Ažubalis, Foreign Minister of Lithuania and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE With the Fall Meetings opening today in Croatia, OSCE PA President Petros Efthymiou and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Audronius Ažubalis have held up South East Europe as a model for co-operation. This October more than

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