Ulvi Pepinova: “We should resist an imposed doctrine of ethnic hatred”.

Azerbaijani born artist Ulvi Pepinova creates glass paintings inspired by natural minerals and images of earth taken from space.  She is also a board member at Vatan (International Society of the Meskhetian Turks), External Communications Officer of Conservative Friends of Turkey and has just launched the Chelsea Young Writers Club for children. On the eve of the opening of an exhibition…

“Re: Orient” – Sharjah Exhibition explores the limits of political and social boundaries, past and present.

Dennis Sammut has been to Sharjah for the opening of the exhibition Re: Orient, an on-going political and social conversation through art. The United Arab Emirates is not exactly a hotbed of political intrigue. Despite the fact that several dozen people are currently on trial for anti-State activities, most citizens prefer to concentrate their efforts on business…

Democratisation, modernisation and globalisation – The EU and the hard tasks facing the three South Caucasus nations”

The European Policy Centre, a leading Brussels think-tank, has just published a policy brief prepared by LINKS Director, Dennis Sammut. Entitled “Democratisation, modernisation and globalisation – The EU and the hard tasks facing the three South Caucasus nations”, the paper looks at shortcomings that need to be addressed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as they…

Dubai thinks big, big, and bigger

Dennis Sammut is in Dubai often, and never fails to be amazed by the shameless boldness with which the city takes on ambitious projects which have turned it in five decades from a small village into a dynamic metropolis. In this article for links-dar.org he looks at how in less than twenty four hours Dubai unveiled plans to build…