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Does Aliyev use more and more the rhetoric of ‪#‎DoubleStandards‬? Here's the answer: http://www.giorgiocomai.eu/…/aliyev-more-and-more-double-s…/ For those who didn't know, yet... bulk extraction of texts (with metadata) and playing with graphs has become my new hobby
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Gli accordi di Associazione non sono solo libero mercato. O quantomeno, non dovrebbero esserlo. Si potrebbe parlare di diritti dei lavoratori, di risoluzione dei conflitti territoriali. Qui parliamo di un tema specifico. Vuole essere un modo per chiedersi quale Europa vogliamo, a partire da questioni pratiche.
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Post-soviet de facto states official reactions to events in Crimea

Representatives of authorities in all four post-Soviet de facto states issued statements in favour of Crimea’s referendum as an expression of the right to self-determination and declared their hope that this will contribute to a shift in international law. South Ossetia and Transnistria explicitly supported also Crimea’s annexation to the Russian Federation, while Nagorno Karabakh and Abkhazia refrained from doing so, at least for what concerns official statements issued so far.
It is worth noticing that none of them declared in this context its intentions to follow the steps of Crimea and apply for accession to the Russian Federation in the immediate future (in spite of the fact that, according to surveys, this is the option favoured by a clear majority in South Ossetia and a plurality in Transnistria).

More details here: http://www.giorgiocomai.eu/2014/03/21/post-soviet-de-facto-states-official-reactions-to-events-in-crimea/
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Almost ten years ago... pictures from my Crimean holidays at the seaside in Yalta. http://www.flickr.com/photos/giocomai/sets/72157642512096813/
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For those who wonder how does winter look like in Sochi... some pics I took a few years ago, in February: a lot of sun, flowers, palms and construction sites. Ready for the Winter Olympics? #Sochi2014  
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Journey to Armenia – A film documentary project

“Journey to Armenia” is a film documentary project I’ve been working on together with my colleagues at +Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso  since 2009. It develops around the journey of Osip and Nadezhda Mandelstam in the Caucasus 1930 (at the basis of Osip’s “Journey to Armenia”) and more in general around the life of the Mandelstams. At the same time, it is also a journey from Abkhazia to Nagorno Karabakh across today’s Caucasus.

Here you can find some more information and all relevant links: http://www.giorgiocomai.eu/2013/11/14/journey-to-armenia-a-film-documentary-project/

Here's the direct link to the fun part, a multimedia script with pictures and video clips (mostly by me): https://www.scrollkit.com/s/7rWaTa1
(but better to check out previous link or the project front page to understand what's it all about - http://www.balcanicaucaso.org/eng/Dossiers/Journey-to-Armenia )

[ITA] Tutto ciò anche in italiano a partire da questo link: http://www.balcanicaucaso.org/Dossier/Viaggio-in-Armenia
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"Russia: the next ten years" was published in 2004 by +Carnegie Europe - Russia. My review 10 years later. Tryng to understand if truly "all you really need to do to seem clairvoyant about #Russia is to be an utter pessimist"
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My own picture of Sergei Zheleznyak. These are the reasons why he ended up on the EU sanctions list: "Deputy Speaker of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. Actively supporting use of Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. He led personally the demonstration in support of the use of Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine."
For the whole list of similarly unimpressive figures, including the reasons why they're there, page 13: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ%3AL%3A2014%3A078%3AFULL%3AEN%3APDF
None of them probably actually minds being put on the list. Quite on the contrary, it will be mostly perceived as a point of honour and a proof of their dedication to the cause that might actually contribute to their political career.
It is absolutely unclear how such measures might contribute to  "bring about a change in policy or activity by the target country, entities or individuals" which is the declared goal of EU sanctions (http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/EN/foraff/135804.pdf)
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Nuovo numero di Limes dedicato al Caucaso da oggi in edicola. Tra gli articoli, anche uno del sottoscritto
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Bravo compà....
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Domani a Milano, con intervento dal titolo "Leggi in materia di lingua in stati de facto multietnici: i casi di Abkhazia e Transnistria"
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Buon rientro in Italia!
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Just found out that chairs in my Dublin house are "made in Czechoslovakia"
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Le mie son state disegnate in Svezia.. 
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  • Dublin City University
    2013 - present
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    2009 - 2013
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