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Iran Russia

L’Iran e la Russia collegano i sistemi bancari in seguito alle sanzioni dell’Occidente (fonte: Reuters)

Iran and Russia have connected their interbank communication and transfer systems to help boost trade and financial transactions, a senior Iranian official said on Monday, as both Tehran and Moscow are chafing under Western sanctions. Iran, Russia link banking systems amid Western sanction | Reuters

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Australia Francia Guerra in Ucraina

Francia e Australia forniranno all’Ucraina proiettili da 155 mm (fonte: The Defense Post)

France and Australia will supply Ukraine with 155mm shells needed for artillery pieces provided by the West since Russia’s invasion, defense ministers Sebastien Lecornu and Richard Marles said Monday. France, Australia to Supply Ukraine With 155mm Shells: French Minister (thedefensepost.com)

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Guerra in Ucraina Ucraina

L’Ucraina sta costruendo unità di droni d’attacco (fonte: The Defense Post)

INDER SINGH BISHT The Ukrainian military is setting up attack drone units to take on Russia. Ukraine Building Strike Drone Units (thedefensepost.com)

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Svezia

La Svezia acquista altri 20 sistemi di mortaio CV90 (fonte: The Defense Post)

ROJOEF MANUEL Sweden and BAE Systems have signed a $30-million contract modification to supply additional CV90 Mjölner mortar systems for the Swedish Army. Sweden Buys 20 Additional CV90 Mortar Systems (thedefensepost.com)

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UK

L’esercito britannico non è più una forza combattente di primo livello, avverte il generale statunitense (fonte: The Defense Post)

JOE SABALLA A top-ranking US military official has reportedly told UK defense secretary Ben Wallace in private that the British Army is no longer considered a “top-level fighting force.”. British Army No Longer Top-Level Fighting Force, Warns US General (thedefensepost.com)

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Guerra in Ucraina Polonia

La Polonia aumenta la spesa per la difesa sulla scia della guerra in Ucraina (fonte: The Defense Post)

Poland announced a sharp increase in defense spending on Monday, with the prime minister saying the country needed to arm itself “faster” in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine. Poland Boosts Defense Spending in Wake of Ukraine War (thedefensepost.com)

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Corea del Nord Russia

La Corea del Nord nega di aver trattato armi con la Russia (fonte: The Defense Post)

North Korea on Sunday denied providing arms to Moscow after the United States said the nuclear-armed state supplied rockets and missiles to Russia’s private military group Wagner. North Korea Denies Arms Dealing With Russia (thedefensepost.com)

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Repubblica Democratica del Congo

I ribelli islamici uccidono almeno 15 persone nell’est del Congo (fonte: The Defense Post)

A wave of attacks on villages in eastern DR Congo attributed to Islamic State-affiliated ADF rebels killed at least 15 people Sunday, local officials said. Islamist Rebels Kill at Least 15 in Eastern DR Congo (thedefensepost.com)

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Belgio Guerra in Ucraina

Il Belgio intensifica gli aiuti all’Ucraina con missili, munizioni e armi da fuoco (fonte: The Defense Post)

Belgium announced a new package of military aid for Ukraine on Friday, promising cash, missiles, machine-guns, and armored vehicles to help fight off the Russian onslaught. Belgium Steps up Ukraine Aid With Missiles, Ammo, Guns (thedefensepost.com)

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Vietnam

L’economia vietnamita mostra segni di ripresa (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Suiwah Leung In 2022, the geopolitical tensions caused by the war in Ukraine, slowing growth in the Chinese economy and sharp rises in energy and food prices led to a significantly higher inflationary outlook globally. These factors all added to the risks confronting Vietnam as its economy recovered from its lengthy COVID-19 lockdowns. Vietnam’s economy shows signs […]

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UK

UK. Appello per un rapido lancio del Great British Nuclear (fonte: World Nuclear News)

The UK government should urgently launch a fully-funded Great British Nuclear (GBN) programme to tackle the country’s energy crisis, according to an open letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak from a trade union, nuclear industry representatives and a group of politicians. Call for prompt launch of Great British Nuclear : Nuclear Policies – World Nuclear […]

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Papa Francesco Repubblica Democratica del Congo Sud Sudan

I sopravvissuti ai conflitti incontreranno Papa Francesco durante il suo viaggio in RD Congo (fonte: Al Jazeera)

Pope’s long-awaited visit to DRC and South Sudan where two of the world’s most neglected crises are ongoing. Conflict survivors to meet Pope Francis on his DR Congo trip | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

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Nigeria

Nigeria. Bola Tinubu, il leader in crisi, può vincere la presidenza? (fonte: Al Jazeera)

Eromo Egbejule and Ope Adetayo He has built a formidable political machinery and is credited with being the architect of Lagos’s successes but several hurdles lie on his path to the Nigerian presidency. Can Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s ailing kingmaker, win the presidency? | Elections | Al Jazeera

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Iran Ucraina

L’Iran convoca l’inviato dell’Ucraina per i commenti sull’attacco con i droni (fonte: Al Jazeera)

The move comes after Zelenskyy adviser appeared to directly link Ukraine with an attack on a military facility in central Iran. Iran summons Ukraine’s envoy over drone attack comments | Russia-Ukraine war News | Al Jazeera

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Israele Palestina

Le forze israeliane uccidono un palestinese a Hebron, mentre la tensione sale a dismisura (fonte: Al Jazeera)

Naseem Abu Fouda, 26, is the 35th Palestinian to be killed by Israel so far in January 2023. The death toll includes eight children. Israeli forces kill Palestinian man in Hebron as tensions spiral | Israel-Palestine conflict News | Al Jazeera

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Tunisia

In Tunisia si sta preparando un’altra rivolta (fonte: Al Jazeera)

Haythem Guesmi President Saeid’s decision to turn to the IMF to save Tunisia’s economy will sound the death knell for his authoritarian regime. Another uprising is in the making in Tunisia | Opinions | Al Jazeera

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Myanmar

Due anni dopo il colpo di Stato, la battaglia di logoramento continua in Myanmar (fonte: VoA)

Zsombor Peter Two years after Myanmar’s military toppled a democratically elected government, analysts say the country remains trapped in a deadly battle of attrition between the ruling junta and resistance forces that will only get bloodier ahead of planned elections this year. Two Years After Coup, Battle of Attrition Grinds on in Myanmar (voanews.com)

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India

Dividendo o svantaggio economico, quest’anno l’India diventa il Paese più popoloso del mondo (fonte: VoA)

Anjana Pasricha India will become the world’s most populous country sometime this year, overtaking China, according to the United Nations. Economic Dividend or Disadvantage as India Becomes World’s Most Populous Country This Year (voanews.com)

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COP28 Global Topics

Combattere il cambiamento climatico senza rallentare la crescita, dice il capo della COP28 degli EAU (fonte: Al Monitor)

The fight against global warming should not be at the expense of economic growth, the UAE oil chief who will lead this year’s UN climate talks said on Monday. Fight climate change without slowing growth, says UAE’s COP28 chief – Al-Monitor: Independent, trusted coverage of the Middle East

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Tunisia

Elezioni in Tunisia con un’affluenza dell’11%, scossa ulteriore alla credibilità di Kais Saeid (fonte: Al Monitor)

Alessandra Bajec Tunisia held the second round of legislative elections on Sunday, registering only 11% turnout, with opposition framing it as a rejection of President Kais Saied and his power grab last year. Tunisia’s elections at 11% turnout, further shakes Kais Saeid’s credibility – Al-Monitor: Independent, trusted coverage of the Middle East

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Libia

UN Fact-finding Mission: le famiglie delle vittime in Libia hanno atteso troppo a lungo per avere giustizia (fonte: The Libya Observer)

The UN Fact-finding Mission (FFM) has released a statement following its recent visit to Tripoli urging the Libyan authorities to take action to provide justice and redress to the vast number of victims suffering from longstanding violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. UN FFM: Families of victims in Libya have waited far too […]

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Pakistan

Un attentato suicida in una moschea in Pakistan uccide 32 persone (fonte: Reuters)

Jibran Ahmad A suicide bombing at a crowded mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar killed at least 32 people on Monday, the latest attack targeting police in this northwestern city where Islamist militants remain active. Suicide bombing at mosque in Pakistan kills 32, targeted police | Reuters

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Germania Guerra in Ucraina Russia

Attivisti pro-Cremlino in Germania hanno donato denaro per l’equipaggiamento dell’esercito russo (fonte: Reuters)

A group of pro-Russian activists in Germany donated funds to a Russian army division fighting in Ukraine, and the money was used to purchase walkie-talkie radios, headphones and telephones, according to an officer in the division and messages from the group’s organisers seen by Reuters. Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany gave money for Russian army […]

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Ricerca

Conflitto e violenza

Per troppo tempo abbiamo negato il conflitto come alimento necessario per la crescita democratica. Abbiamo pensato che parole come conflitto, crisi, errore fossero solo negative. E abbiamo drammaticamente sbagliato. Perché oggi, si vede chiaramente, i conflitti rischiano di diventare guerriglie e le crisi rischiano di trasformarsi in de-generazione. L’errore viene interpretato come peccato da punire […]

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USA

Strategia USA per le tecnologie critiche ed emergenti (fonte: VIF)

Saroj Bishoyi As a part of the wider modernisation agenda, the US Department of State announced on 3rd January 2023 the establishment of a new Office of the Special Envoy for Critical and Emerging Technology. The purpose of establishing this office is to bring additional technological expertise to the State Department for diplomatic engagement with […]

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Guerra in Ucraina

Il presidente ucraino: “Dobbiamo fare del tempo la nostra arma” (fonte: VoA)

Russian strikes in the Southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed three people Sunday and injured six. Ukrainian President: ‘We Have to Make Time Our Weapon’ (voanews.com)

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Turchia

Gli Stati Uniti lanciano un altro allarme su possibili attacchi terroristici in Turchia (fonte: Reuters)

The U.S. embassy in Turkey warned Americans on Monday of possible attacks against churches, synagogues, and diplomatic missions in Istanbul, marking its second such notice in four days, following Koran-burning incidents in Europe. U.S. issues another warning of possible terrorist attacks in Turkey | Reuters

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Global Topics

La governance della salute globale in un mondo incerto: proposte per il G20 (fonte: ORF)

SANJAY M PATTANSHETTY, ANIRUDDHA INAMDAR, HELMUT BRAND In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, reforming the global health governance system has become a key area of concern for the G20 and other multilateral platforms. This comes at a time when the world has increasingly become volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. As a grouping of developed […]

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Guerra in Ucraina

La confusione occidentale per i carri armati Leopard 2 sono per ora superate (fonte: Edam)

On January 20, the US-led Ukraine Defense Contact Group met at Ramstein Air Base in Germany under the chairmanship of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The meeting, attended by more than fifty nations and NATO’s Secretary General Stoltenberg, was the eighth in a series of meetings initiated in April 2022, to discuss efforts to provide military support […]

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Russia USA

La Russia afferma che il trattato sulle armi nucleari con gli Stati Uniti potrebbe terminare dopo il 2026 (fonte: Reuters)

Russia’s deputy foreign minister said in an interview published on Monday that it was “quite possible” the New START nuclear arms control treaty with the United States would end after 2026. Russia says nuclear arms treaty with U.S. may end after 2026 | Reuters

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Siria

Siria Today – Visita degli Stati Uniti all’AANES, l’opposizione ringrazia il Qatar; l’ONU avverte delle condizioni umanitarie (fonte: The Syrian Observer)

This weekend, a senior U.S. diplomat has visited the AANES Civil Council for the first time since Washington withdrew its troops in 2019. At the same time, a top Syrian opposition official has thanked Qatar for its position in support of the Syrian revolution while the UN has warned that 70% of the Syrian population could […]

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Siria Turchia

Circoli politici siriani: Ankara è seriamente interessata al riavvicinamento, non è una decisione tattica (fonte: The Syrian Observer)

An expert told Athr Press Damascus will not provide free gifts to Ankara, but that dialogue continues. Syrian Political Circles: Ankara Serious About Rapprochement, Not a Tactical Decision – The Syrian Observer

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Siria

Le milizie iraniane si spostano nella Siria orientale? (fonte: The Syrian Observer)

Relations between the Syrian regime and Iran have recently been tense against the backdrop of Tehran’s delay in oil supply, according to Syria TV. Iran Militias Moving to Eastern Syria? – The Syrian Observer

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Siria

La Siria respinge il rapporto dell’OPCW sull’attacco chimico di Douma del 2018 (fonte: The Syrian Observer)

Damascus claims the OPCW report lacks scientific and objective evidence, according to al-Baath. Syria Rejects OPCW ‘Misleading’ Report on 2018 Douma Chemical Attack – The Syrian Observer

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Siria Turchia

L’opposizione siriana e la Turchia (fonte: The Syrian Observer)

Syrian opposition groups refrained from directly criticizing Turkey’s foreign policy, according to Haid Haid in the al-Arab Newspaper. Has the Syrian Opposition Reached the End of the Road? – The Syrian Observer

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Siria

Pedersen discuterà l’iniziativa “Step-for-Step” a Damasco, a metà febbraio (fonte: The Syrian Observer)

Pedersen said a political solution in Syria is becoming more complex, according to al-Watan. Pedersen to Discuss “Step-for-Step” Initiative in Damascus, Mid-February (syrianobserver.com)

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Guerra in Ucraina UK

Gli equipaggi dei carri armati ucraini arrivano in Gran Bretagna per l’addestramento (fonte: RFE RL)

Ukrainian tank crews have arrived in Britain to begin training for their continued fight against Russia, the British Defense Ministry said on January 29, just days after Britain and other NATO countries pledged more than 130 tanks to Ukraine. Ukrainian Tanks Crews Arrive In Britain For Training (rferl.org)

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Guerra in Ucraina

Guerra in Ucraina. Gli ultimi sviluppi (fonte: VoA)

For full coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Flashpoint Ukraine. Latest Developments in Ukraine: Jan. 30 (voanews.com)

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Corea del Sud Guerra in Ucraina NATO

Il capo della NATO esorta la Corea del Sud a rafforzare il sostegno militare all’Ucraina (fonte: VoA)

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged South Korea on Monday to increase military support to Ukraine, citing other countries that have changed their policy of not providing weapons to countries in conflict after Russia’s invasion. NATO’s Chief Urges South Korea to Step up Military Support for Ukraine (voanews.com)

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Finlandia Guerra in Ucraina NATO Russia Svezia

Come l’adesione alla NATO di Finlandia e Svezia potrebbe plasmare la futura minaccia russa (fonte: CNAS)

Nicholas Lokker, Jim Townsend, Heli Hautala and Andrea Kendall-Taylor Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was a major strategic blunder. Not only will Russia emerge from the war economically and militarily weakened, but its brutal invasion has undercut Moscow’s geopolitical position, including by triggering nearby countries to take new steps to provide for their security and defense. Most notably, Russia’s aggression […]

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Artico

L’Artico nella settimana del 23 gennaio 2023 (fonte: The Arctic Institute)

Ethan Wong As reported by Nunatsiaq News on January 20, nurses at clinics throughout the Hudson Bay coast in Nunavik, Quebec, staged a walkout over staffing shortages and working conditions. The protest began at 5 pm on January 19 and ended the following morning after the nurses were ordered to return to work by the Quebec Administrative Labour […]

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Australia Europa Global Topics Indo-Pacifico USA

Wong e Marles dovrebbero lavorare per creare un ponte tra le alleanze indo-pacifiche ed euro-atlantiche (fonte: The Strategist)

Alex Bristow This week, Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Defence Minister Richard Marles will travel to Europe for separate ‘2+2’ meetings with their French and British counterparts. Wong will also head to Brussels to meet the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell. And Marles will travel on from Europe to Washington to meet US Defense Secretary […]

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Cina

Nonostante la retorica, l’economia cinese è in difficoltà (fonte: The Strategist)

Minxin Pei The Chinese government seems to have fallen back in love with economic growth. As the chaotic exit from its zero-Covid-19 policy has unfolded—leading to tens of thousands of deaths (at least)—the country’s leaders have been eager to profess their undying devotion to robust economic recovery. But lip service alone will get China nowhere. Despite the […]

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Cina

La debolezza della domanda interna minaccia il potenziale di crescita della Cina (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Yang Yao Forecasts for China’s economic growth in 2023 diverge widely. While international organisations and China watchers abroad predict growth of 4 per cent as reasonable, most Chinese economists believe that growth of 5–6 per cent is more likely. Weak domestic demand now threatens China’s growth potential | East Asia Forum

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Guerra in Ucraina

Russia-Ucraina. Evoluzione della guerra, 29 gennaio 2023 (fonte: ISW)

Frederick W. Kagan, Kimberly Kagan, Riley Bailey, Grace Mappes, Angela Howard, Mason Clark, Kateryna Stepanenko, and George Barros Delays in the provision to Ukraine of Western long-range fires systems, advanced air defense systems, and tanks have limited Ukraine’s ability to take advantage of opportunities for larger counter-offensive operations presented by flaws and failures in Russian […]

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Iran

Iran. Evoluzione della crisi, 29 gennaio 2023 (fonte: ISW)

Nicholas Carl, Kitaneh Fitzpatrick, Zachary Coles, and Frederick W. Kagan Israel conducted a kamikaze drone attack on a military munitions factory near Esfahan City, Esfahan Province on January 28, according to Western media reports. Iran Crisis Update, January 29, 2023 | Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)

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Guerra in Ucraina Polonia

La Polonia è alla guida della risposta europea all’invasione russa dell’Ucraina (fonte: Atlantic Council)

Diane Francis Germany and the United States have recently made headlines by deciding to send tanks to Ukraine. However, the unsung hero behind this landmark decision was actually Poland. Polish leaders were instrumental in efforts to persuade Berlin in particular of the need to provide Ukraine with modern tanks. This was the latest example of […]

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Ricerca

Memoria e segni dei tempi

La giornata della memoria deve trasformarsi in laboratorio della stessa. Ogni giorno, infatti, vi sono segni inequivocabili dei segni totalitari che percorrono il nostro tempo. Per questo la memoria non può essere cristallizzata. Avendo sempre a mente la “soluzione finale”, madre di tutte le tragedie, osserviamo la rinuncia, ai vari livelli di realtà, del dialogo […]

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Nepal

Condizioni economiche del Nepal e instabilità politica dopo il COVID-19 (fonte: AIIA)

Bikram Timilsina Although politicians claimed political stability was the driving force behind the new Constitution in 2015, Nepal has witnessed six changes of government in the last seven years. Economic recovery, from both the devasting 2015 earthquakes and the COVID-19 pandemic, will be a long process. Post-COVID-19 Economic Conditions in Nepal and Political Instability – Australian Institute of International Affairs […]

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Australia Vietnam

Vietnam: i vantaggi di una politica estera flessibile (fonte: AIIA)

Richard Broinowski AO Australian foreign policy could takes some cues from Vietnam. A flexible diplomacy with the ability shift alignments in the interests of national security is what Australia needs. Vietnam: The Advantages of a Flexible Foreign Policy – Australian Institute of International Affairs – Australian Institute of International Affairs

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Occidente Serbia

La sfida della politica estera dell’Occidente in Serbia (fonte: ECFR)

Majda Ruge The European Union and the United States pursue four broad foreign policy objectives in their relations with Serbia: contain Russia, contain China, normalise Serbia-Kosovo relations, and protect the sovereignty of Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, for many years now they have achieved little success on any of these matters. Several reasons explain this, some […]

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Global Topics

La prossima globalizzazione (fonte: ECFR)

Mark Leonard There is growing support for the idea that the world is experiencing not ‘deglobalisation’ but rather ‘re-globalisation’, owing to accelerating changes in energy and technology. Nonetheless, the differences between the next wave of globalisation and the last one will far outweigh the similarities. The next globalisation – European Council on Foreign Relations (ecfr.eu)

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Regione dei Grandi Laghi

Una pericolosa escalation nella Regione dei Grandi Laghi (fonte: Crisis Group)

Already high tensions between Kigali and Kinshasa have risen sharply after Rwanda’s defence forces shot at a Congolese warplane they accuse of violating Rwandan airspace. In this Q&A, Crisis Group examines why the situation has deteriorated and outlines pathways toward de-escalation. A Dangerous Escalation in the Great Lakes | Crisis Group

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Global Topics

Davos 2023: lo stato del commercio e degli investimenti globali (fonte: WEF)

Joachim Monkelbaan Trade and investment emerged as an overarching theme at this year’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Geopolitical shocks, globalization, climate action and technology were some of the factors that emerged as likely to have a major impact on trade and investment in the coming months and years. Indigenous People’s role in global trade and […]

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Global Topics

Davos 2023: i punti chiave per le città e le economie locali (fonte: WEF)

Davos 2023 featured city-led initiatives to improve urban development and local economies. Nature and circularity are the future of climate action in cities, led by urban innovators. Technology is driving urban transformation, but it must be secured through shared governance. Cities and local economies – takeaways from Davos 2023 | World Economic Forum (weforum.org)

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Global Topics

Leadership nel settore tecnologico: 4 percorsi per portare più donne ai vertici aziendali (fonte: WEF)

Gender balance within functional tech leadership remains an unfulfilled promise, heightening the challenges of chief technology officer (CTO) and chief information officer (CIO) succession planning for chief executive officers (CEOs) and chief human resource officers (CHROs). Depending on which data set you use, typical female representation within functional tech leadership sits in the 15-25% range. […]

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USA

USA. I santuari marini nazionali proposti offrono un percorso verso la conservazione degli oceani guidata dagli indigeni (fonte: American Progress)

Anuka Upadhye, Zainab Mirza, Angelo Villagomez The United States can move closer to its dual goals of increasing access to nature for all Americans and protecting 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030 by approving and completing the designation of five new Indigenous-led marine sanctuaries. Proposed National Marine Sanctuaries Provide a Pathway Toward Indigenous-Led […]

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Israele

La coalizione anti-liberale di Israele (fonte: SWP)

Peter Lintl The new government is seeking fundamental changes in the political system and in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Israel’s Anti-liberal Coalition – Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (swp-berlin.org)

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ASEAN Giappone

La politica del Giappone verso l’ASEAN nel 2023: opportunità e sfide (fonte: Stimson Center)

Kei Koga On the 50th anniversary of Japan-ASEAN relations, Japan is preparing to deepen ties, but ASEAN is less visible in Japan’s new security policy documents. Japan’s Policy Toward ASEAN in 2023: Opportunities and Challenges • Stimson Center

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Asia Meridionale Cina USA

La competizione strategica tra Stati Uniti e Cina e la conseguente corsa agli armamenti in Asia meridionale (fonte: Stimson Center)

Noorulain Naseem Examining how escalating tensions between the United States and China impact rivalries in South Asia U.S.-China Strategic Competition and the Resulting Arms Race in South Asia • Stimson Center

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Myanmar

È necessaria una maggiore cooperazione militare nel movimento di resistenza birmano (fonte: Stimson Center)

Ye Myo Hein As violence continues to escalate in Myanmar, resistance forces should facilitate greater military cooperation to leverage their strength against the military junta. Greater Military Cooperation is Needed in the Burmese Resistance Movement • Stimson Center

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USA

USA. Bilancio della Presidenza Biden e prospettive (fonte: Stimson Center)

On the two-year anniversary of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, Stimson Center specialists review his administration’s policies across a range of issue areas and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of the second half of his presidential term. Hits & Strikes From Biden’s First Two Years • Stimson Center

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Europa USA

Tecnologia e sicurezza transatlantica: conversazione con il Commissario UE Thierry Breton (fonte: CSIS)

Transatlantic Tech and Security: A Conversation with EU Commissioner Thierry Breton | CSIS Events

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Cina

La Cina si affida sempre di più al cibo importato. È un problema (fonte: CFR)

Zongyuan Zoe Liu China has so far been able to feed its 1.4 billion people, but climate change and a dependence on imports could pose challenges. China Increasingly Relies on Imported Food. That’s a Problem. | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

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USA

USA. L’intelligenza artificiale generativa, come ChatGPT, entra nella lista di controllo tecnologico della DISA (fonte: Defense News)

Colin Demarest ChatGPT, a bot launched by OpenAI in November that produces human-like conversations and content, including surreal art and computer code, has caught the eye of U.S. defense officials. Generative AI like viral ChatGPT lands on DISA technology watch list (defensenews.com)

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Europa Ungheria

Le aziende del settore della difesa si riversano in Ungheria in seguito all’isolamento dell’UE (fonte: Defense News)

Elisabeth Gosselin-Malo The Hungarian government and its state-owned holding N7 have signed three joint ventures in December alone, part of a large-scale spending spree for new weapons and production plants. Defense firms flock to Hungary amid EU isolation (defensenews.com)

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Cambogia

La fine dell’inizio per il Partito Popolare Cambogiano (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Astrid Noren-Nilsson Cambodia stood between past and future in 2022 — balancing completion, new beginnings and legacy creation. As Cambodia’s first electoral term with a one-party National Assembly under the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) drew to a close (2018–2023), the party prepared for an upcoming generational transition. The end of the beginning for the Cambodian […]

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Corea del Sud

Russia e Stati Uniti si aggiungono alle sfide economiche della Corea del Sud (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Troy Stangarone In May 2022, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was elected on a platform calling for a break from his predecessor’s income-led growth strategy to one focused on deregulation and corporate tax cuts. While the new administration has taken steps to implement Yoon’s free market approach, external events have loomed large over South Korea’s trade-dependent economy. Russia and […]

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Siria

La dissoluzione della linea di demarcazione tra attori statali e non statali in Siria (fonte: Brookings)

Steven Heydemann In Syria’s civil war, now entering its 12th year, the state/nonstate divide has become increasingly blurred. Nowhere is this more evident than in the practices adopted by ruling elites in regime- and opposition-held areas to ensure access to resources. Over time, both state actors and nonstate armed groups have produced parallel, interconnected, and […]

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USA

Il rischio di violenza elettorale negli Stati Uniti nel 2024 (fonte: Brookings)

Daniel L. Byman Despite fears that the 2022 U.S. midterm elections would see a reprise of January 6-like political violence, the elections occurred with no mobs storming state capitals or other attacks. Improved law enforcement deserves much of the credit: January 6 was a shock, and both federal and state officials were far more vigilant […]

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Somalia

Le sfide della Somalia nel 2023 (fonte: Brookings)

Vanda Felbab-Brown Two key interlinked dynamics will define developments in Somalia in 2023. The first is the scale of starvation in the country. The second is how the Somalian government and the jihadi military and political organization al-Shabaab will respond to anti-al-Shabaab clan uprisings. Since mid-2022, these uprisings have been backed by the new government […]

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Yemen

Gli Houthi dopo il cessate il fuoco in Yemen (fonte: Brookings)

Bruce Riedel In the almost decade-old civil war in Yemen, the adherence to a cease-fire that began in April 2022 by the Shiite Zaydi Houthi rebels suggests they are now prepared to live with a political outcome to the war that leaves them in control of most, but not all, Yemenis. The Houthis seem prepared to settle for less than complete control […]

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Africa

Azioni prioritarie per la ripresa economica dell’Africa (fonte: Brookings)

Victoria Kwakwa, Aloysius Uche Ordu As we begin 2023, Africa’s development is threatened by multiple crises. This time is distinctly different from past episodes, first in the increased frequency of crises, as well as the persistence and deepening of climate and conflict crises. While in 2008/2009 Africa was able to use debt to weather the […]

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Africa

Rafforzare i sistemi alimentari dell’Africa (fonte: Brookings)

Ahunna Eziakonwa Africa’s food systems are at a crossroad. Several challenges and exogenous shocks— including extreme weather events and climate change, recurrent outbreaks of pests and diseases, limited availability and adoption of yield-increasing technologies—have exposed fragilities of Africa’s food systems, undermining the ability to meet the food demand of a burgeoning population. Food Security: Strengthening […]

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Africa

Africa. Garantire la sicurezza sanitaria per tutti (fonte: Brookings)

John N. Nkengasong In 2001, the Heads of State of Africa met in a special summit in Abuja devoted specifically to addressing the exceptional challenges of HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS pandemic had been raging worldwide with an acute impact on most countries in Africa. The spread of the disease was impacting every dimension of society–in African […]

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NATO Svezia Turchia

Cosa vuole davvero la Turchia dalla Svezia (fonte: Atlantic Council)

Rich Outzen Turkey continues to impose conditions on Swedish and Finnish accession to NATO, clearly irritating Western officials and commentators and causing a renewed kerfuffle around Turkey’s role within NATO. Turkish presidential advisor Ibrahim Kalın said earlier this month that this round of Alliance enlargement is unlikely to conclude before the Turkish elections on May 14. On […]

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Ricerca

Memoria e complessità

Passata “la” giornata si ha la tentazione di tornare a occuparsi d’altro, come se la memoria della soluzione finale accaduta in pieno ‘900 non riguardasse il presente. Errore clamoroso che, soprattutto, può costare caro alle nostre democrazie. L’unico modo di portare avanti la memoria è investire sulla Politica. Di questo ci occupiamo, in un tempo […]

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Europa Turchia

La profonda trasformazione della Turchia è importante per l’Europa (fonte: Carnegie Europe)

MARC PIERINI Turkey has been undergoing important political, economic, and foreign policy shifts that impact its European partners. But with Turkish parliamentary and presidential elections approaching, what matters most is the kind of society voters want for themselves. Turkey’s Profound Transformation Matters to Europe – Carnegie Europe – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Global Topics

L’assistenza allo sviluppo in diversi contesti di regime politico (fonte: Carnegie Europe)

MARC DE TOLLENAERE In the last decade, nondemocratic regimes have received more development assistance than democratic countries. This reveals how donors struggle with autocratization despite a rhetorical commitment to democracy. Development Assistance in Different Political Regime Contexts – Carnegie Europe – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Sudan

Come sostenere il prossimo governo del Sudan (fonte: Crisis Group)

A deal between Sudan’s military and its factious political elites has opened the door to installing a civilian government. Signatories should work to win broader support during the current phase of negotiations, while outside actors should stand ready to offer financing if the agreement sticks. A Critical Window to Bolster Sudan’s Next Government | Crisis […]

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Africa Occidentale

Contenere la militanza nel “Park W” in Africa Occidentale (fonte: Crisis Group)

Insurgents have established bases in an important nature reserve spanning parts of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. They pose a growing danger to local ecosystems and people living around the park. The three countries need to collaborate more closely to keep the threat at bay. Containing Militancy in West Africa’s Park W | Crisis Group

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Asia Meridionale

Tre cose da sapere sui punti nevralgici dei conflitti in Asia meridionale (fonte: United States Institute of Peace)

Tamanna Salikuddin As the United States deepens its partnership with India and focuses on the Indo-Pacific strategy, New Delhi’s troubled relationships with both Pakistan and China continue to threaten strategic stability in southern Asia. Last year, a USIP senior study group released a report examining potential trigger events that could lead to escalation in the region, offering […]

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Guerra in Ucraina Russia Ucraina

Ucraina: una vera pace richiederà un cambiamento da parte della Russia (fonte: United States Institute of Peace)

Mary Glantz, Ph.D. Russia, like other empires, will need a military defeat to give up its expansionist goals. Ukraine: A Real Peace Will Require Change from Russia | United States Institute of Peace (usip.org)

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Iran

Iran, anniversario della Rivoluzione e fragilità sistemica (fonte: United States Institute of Peace)

Robin Wright The regime is more vulnerable than ever, even as domestic reforms, nuclear diplomacy and better relations with the West appear remote. Whither Iran on the Revolution’s Anniversary? | United States Institute of Peace (usip.org)

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Europa India

La cooperazione tecnologica può spingere le relazioni tra Europa e India (fonte: Clingendael)

Maaike Okano-Heijmans and Vera Kranenburg This year India will surpass China in population, becoming one of the world’s largest consumer and industrial markets. In this era of multipolarity, India is an increasingly important geopolitical player. The country plays a crucial role in the Indo-Pacific, a region where China wields growing influence. Strategic Tech Cooperation Can […]

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Sud-Est Asiatico

Cambiamenti climatici e sicurezza nel Sud-Est Asiatico (fonte: DCAF)

Kevin Socquet-Clerc, Holly O’Mahony, Shiloh Fetzek, Maria-Gabriela Manea, A N M Muniruzzaman, and Fitriani Bintang Timur Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change in the past twenty years are in Southeast Asia. As such, climate change poses a profound threat to populations across the region, spanning traditional security dimensions as well as […]

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Global Topics

Cambiamenti climatici e migrazioni: rapporti dal Bangladesh, dalla Moldavia e dal Senegal (fonte: Wilson Center)

Wilson Center NOW is by Lauren Herzer Risi, Program Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program and Peter Schwartzstein, a Wilson Center Global Fellow and environmental journalist who reports on water, food security, and the conflict-climate nexus around the world. Climate Change and Migration: Reporting from Bangladesh, Moldova, and Senegal | Wilson Center

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Global Topics

L’atlantismo meridionale rivisitato: quale spazio per il consenso Nord-Sud? (fonte: GMF)

Ian Lesser The idea of a wider approach to transatlantic relations, emphasizing the place of the southern Atlantic and the importance of North-South ties is not new. It is rooted in the long history of Atlantic affairs. In recent years the “Atlantic Basin” approach has enjoyed a renaissance, but the context for the intellectual debate […]

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Germania Guerra in Ucraina

La decisione di Scholz sui carri armati mette in crisi la lunga relazione della Germania con la Russia (fonte: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

JUDY DEMPSEY He finally did it. After months of dithering, Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced on Wednesday that Germany would send fourteen Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. He will also allow European countries that bought the tanks to send them to Kyiv. Scholz’s Tank Decision Upends Germany’s Long Affair With Russia – Carnegie Europe – Carnegie Endowment for International […]

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Corea del Sud

La Corea del Sud e l’ombrello nucleare (fonte: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

STEPHEN HERZOG,  LAUREN SUKIN Earlier this month, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol set off alarms. In an off-the-cuff remark, he warned that Seoul might need to develop nuclear weapons—or demand redeployment of U.S. nuclear arms to the Korean Peninsula—to counter North Korean nuclear threats. In doing so, Yoon spotlighted a popular view once reserved for hawkish commentators, […]

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Danimarca Israele

Danimarca in trattativa con Israele per sostituire gli obici donati all’Ucraina (fonte: The Defense Post)

After pledging all 19 of its French-made Caesar howitzers to Ukraine, Denmark is in talks with Israeli arms maker Elbit Systems for new mobile artillery to plug a “critical gap.”. Denmark in Talks With Israel to Replace Howitzers Donated to Ukraine (thedefensepost.com)

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USA

Gli Stati Uniti sestuplicano la produzione di artiglieria con un occhio all’Ucraina (fonte: The Defense Post)

JOE SABALLA The US Department of Defense (DoD) will increase production of artillery shells by 500 percent to replenish stockpiles sent to Ukraine, according to a report by the New York Times. US to Boost Artillery Production Sixfold With Eye on Ukraine (thedefensepost.com)

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Canada Guerra in Ucraina

Il Canada invierà all’Ucraina quattro carri armati Leopard pronti per il combattimento (fonte: The Defense Post)

Canada said Thursday it will join the United States, Germany, and other countries in supplying heavy tanks to Ukraine to fight off Russian forces, with a shipment of four fully operational Leopards. Canada to Send Four Combat-Ready Leopard Tanks to Ukraine (thedefensepost.com)

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Belgio

Airbus fornirà alle forze armate belghe comunicazioni ad altissima frequenza (fonte: The Defense Post)

ROJOEF MANUEL The Belgian Ministry of Defence has awarded Airbus a contract to provide a satellite communications (SATCOM) solution to the Belgian Armed Forces. Airbus to Provide Belgian Armed Forces With Ultra-High Frequency Communications (thedefensepost.com)

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan: la sottomissione delle donne nella governance talebana (fonte: ORF)

MARIAM WARDAK Following the withdrawal of the erstwhile Soviet troops and the collapse of the communist regime, the Taliban, an ultraconservative political and religious group emerged in Afghanistan in the mid-1990s. The government’s inability to establish control outside of Kabul left the country open to harassment and violence from local militias and warlords. In 1994, […]

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Guerra in Ucraina Russia

La Russia vista dal Cremlino (fonte: RUSI)

Jack Watling Although Russian elites are highly pessimistic about the war, polling of the Russian population likely gives the Kremlin confidence that it can sustain losses in Ukraine. Russia Through the Kremlin’s Eyes | Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org)

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Ucraina

La ricostruzione dell’Ucraina: garantire la trasparenza (fonte: RUSI)

Tom Keatinge and Kinga Redlowska Transparency will be key to managing Ukraine’s reconstruction, both in ensuring the efficient use of resources and in maintaining the trust of the international community. CFCS Director Tom Keatinge joins Oleksii Dorohan, CEO of the Better Regulation Delivery Office – a leading Ukrainian think tank – to discuss why Ukraine must establish a strong […]

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Iran

Le proteste in Iran porteranno a un cambio di regime? (fonte: RUSI)

Last year, Iran was rocked by some of the biggest protests the country has seen since the foundation of the Islamic Republic – as people were calling not just for women’s rights, but ultimately for regime change. Yet how realistic is that in a nation where the crackdown against the protests has been brutal and […]

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Africa Israele

Rivalorizzare il partenariato strategico Israele-Africa (fonte: JCPA)

Yechiel M. Leiter Since the advent of Zionism and the birth of modern Israel, there has been a strong ideological connection between Israel and the African continent. The fruitful existence of a strategic partnership between Ethiopia and Israel goes back at least as far as King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Reenergizing the Israel-Africa […]

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Cina Medio Oriente

La visita di Xi Jinping in Medio Oriente: la prospettiva cinese (fonte: INSS)

Ori Sela Are new winds blowing in China’s relations with Middle East states, or are they essentially more of the same? The visit by China’s President to Saudi Arabia was heralded as a “new era,” but what does this mean, and what can be understood from Beijing’s various statements about how it sees the region? […]

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Guerra in Ucraina Russia

La Russia perde alleati a causa della guerra in Ucraina (fonte: The Interpreter)

Nikola Mikovic Russia continues to lose influence around the world, above all in the post-Soviet space. The Russian-dominated Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) seems to be the last instrument available to the Kremlin to preserve at least some of the allies in Moscow’s geopolitical orbit. But does the CSTO have a future? How Russia loses […]

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Europa Ungheria

L’UE punisce i giovani ungheresi (fonte: The Strategist)

Elod Takats and Piroska Nagy Mohacsi The European Commission has decided to suspend funding to 21 Hungarian universities from its Horizon Europe initiative, which supports cross-border collaboration on research and development, and its Erasmus+ study-abroad program. The aim is to defend the rule of law: the universities in question are run by ‘public trust foundations’, which are not subject to […]

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Russia

Perché così tante aziende occidentali continuano a fare affari in Russia? (fonte: The Strategist)

David Uren Fewer than one in 10 Western multinationals with subsidiaries in Russia has quit any of them in the year since the Ukraine invasion began. This finding by two highly regarded academics, Simon Evenett from University of St Gallen and Niccolo Pisani from IMD Business School, contradicts earlier reports of a mass exodus by Western businesses […]

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Cyber

UK National Cyber Security Centre: gruppi iraniani e russi prendono di mira governo, attivisti e giornalisti con lo spearphishing (fonte: Infosecurity Magazine)

James Coker The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned organizations about ongoing spearphishing attacks by Russian and Iranian threat actors. In the advisory, the government highlighted tactics and techniques being used by Russia-based threat actor SEABORGIUM and Iran-based group TA453. NCSC: Iranian and Russian Groups Targeting Government, Activists and Journalists With Spearphishing – Infosecurity […]

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USA

Un anno quasi da record per le violazioni di dati negli Stati Uniti nel 2022 (fonte: Infosecurity Magazine)

Phil Muncaster The volume of publicly reported data breaches and leaks remained at a near-record level in 2022, although consumers and businesses are being let down by the paucity of information provided by breached companies, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Near-Record Year for US Data Breaches in 2022 – Infosecurity Magazine (infosecurity-magazine.com)

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Cina Etiopia

L’Etiopia acquista decine di obici gommati cinesi (fonte: The Defense Post)

INDER SINGH BISHT Ethiopia has acquired dozens of Chinese-built 155 mm SH15 wheeled, self-propelled howitzers, images of a joint military exercise revealed. Ethiopia Acquires Dozens of Chinese Wheeled Howitzers (thedefensepost.com)

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Difesa USA

Per gli Stati Uniti, boom di vendite di armi all’estero (fonte: Breaking Defense)

Lee Ferran A senior US official is crediting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, China’s aggression in Asia and the waning effects of the COVID pandemic for a drastic leap in foreign military sales last fiscal year. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency reported this week that total US arms transfers for fiscal 2022 totaled about $52 billion, up […]

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Difesa Italia

L’Italia sceglie aziende locali della difesa per lavorare su aerei da guerra di nuova generazione (fonte: Defense News)

 Tom Kington Italy has signed a deal with its leading defense firms for the development of the Global Combat Air Programme (GCAP) aimed at producing a new sixth-generation fighter with the U.K. and Japan by 2035. Italy taps local defense companies to work on next-gen warplane (defensenews.com)

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Cina USA

USA. Il capo dell’IA del Pentagono dice che l’ “etichettatura” dei dati è la chiave per vincere la gara con la Cina (fonte: Defense News)

Colin Demarest To best China in the increasingly competitive artificial intelligence game, the U.S. must dramatically boost its efforts to collect, label and sort mountains of data that will ultimately be used in machine-training regimens, the Pentagon’s AI czar said. Pentagon’s AI chief says data labeling is key to win race with China (defensenews.com)

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Germania Guerra in Ucraina

I sussurri sulle munizioni a grappolo per l’Ucraina sono rivolti a Berlino (fonte: Defense News)

Sebastian Sprenger Following a protracted debate over battle tank donations for Ukraine that tested the unity of Kyiv’s allies, cluster munitions appear in position to fire up the next controversy. Whispers about cluster munitions for Ukraine are aimed at Berlin (defensenews.com)

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Global Topics

Il tetto del prezzo del petrolio russo accelera il disaccoppiamento economico globale (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Suryaputra Wijaksana The oil ‘price cap’ of US$60 per barrel for Russian oil is a controversial move by the European Union and G7. The price cap prohibits Western insurers and shipping companies, which account for more than 90 per cent of the marine insurance industry, from servicing vessels that carry Russian oil above US$60 per […]

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Guerra in Ucraina Russia

Produttore russo di robot sta lavorando a un bot per colpire i carri armati Abrams e Leopard (fonte: Defense One)

PATRICK TUCKER A Russian manufacturer says it is adapting one of its ground robots to target Abrams and Leopard tanks—the types heading to Ukraine from the United States, Germany, Poland and other countries. Russian Robot Maker Working On Bot to Target Abrams, Leopard Tanks – Defense One

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Guerra in Ucraina Transnistria

La guerra russo-ucraina e il destino dei negoziati “5+2” sulla Transnistria (prima parte) (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Vladimir Socor Russia’s war against Ukraine has dealt the coup de grâce to the “5+2” negotiations on the settlement of conflict in Transnistria, the forum where Russia and Ukraine sit next to each other. Moscow and Kyiv have been seated formally at the top of the table, but Russia was always the dominant player by far, manipulating […]

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Guerra in Ucraina Russia

Le considerazioni politiche alla base del caos dei comandi militari russi (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Pavel Luzin On January 11, the Russian Ministry of Defense once again changed the command structure of the Russian forces fighting against Ukraine. Army General Valery Gerasimov (born in 1955), former chief of the Russian General Staff, finally became the commander of Russia’s joint forces in Ukraine, replacing Army General Sergei Surovikin (1966), commander of […]

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Russia

In che modo le sanzioni comprimeranno ulteriormente l’economia russa nel 2023 (fonte: Atlantic Council)

Charles Lichfield, Maia Nikoladze, and Castellum.AI The war is causing Russia to spend much more than it is making in revenue. Moscow cannot afford to block sales to countries complying with oil price caps, but will try to undermine the cap by building up a fleet of crude vessels. Global Sanctions Dashboard: How sanctions will […]

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Guerra in Ucraina

Evoluzione della guerra in Ucraina, 26 gennaio 2023 (fonte: ISW)

Kateryna Stepanenko, Karolina Hird, Riley Bailey, Grace Mappes, Layne Philipson, Nicole Wolkov, and Frederick W. Kagan Russian forces launched another massive series of missile and drone strikes across Ukraine on January 26. Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January 26, 2023 | Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)

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Iran

Evoluzione della crisi in Iran, 26 gennaio 2023 (fonte: ISW)

Annika Ganzeveld, Nicholas Carl, Kitaneh Fitzpatrick, Johanna Moore and Frederick W. Kagan Ongoing disruptions to Iran’s energy supplies may be generating severe air pollution. Iran Crisis Update, January 26, 2023 | Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)

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Interviste

Strategic partnership between India and Egypt. Interview with Ambassador Anil Trigunayat

Amb. Anil Trigunayat is a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Mongolia, USA, Russia, Sweden and Nigeria, Libya and Jordan. In the Ministry of External Affairs he has worked in the Economic, West Asia and North Africa and Consular Divisions. He also served as […]

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Ricerca

Memoria

La ferita è sempre aperta. E’ la ferita, provocata dall’umano, che oltraggia e annulla l’umano. E’ la ferita della parola che uccide il Silenzio. Ogni “soluzione finale” è la resa agli istinti bestiali, incapacità Politica di affrontare l’Altro e la Realtà. Quando l’uomo è debole, l’Altro deve morire e la Realtà deve conformarsi alla sua […]

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Russia Ucraina

Kiev reprime l’influenza della Chiesa ortodossa russa in Ucraina (prima parte) (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Hlib Parfonov While some analysis has covered Ukrainian church life, a Western layman might think that religious persecutions are actively taking place in Ukraine. Moreover, such rhetoric can be heard from Western sources and other media with anti-Ukrainian undertones (YouTube, December 22, 2022). In retrospect, the current actions of the Ukrainian authorities, in which people […]

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Ucraina

Le prospettive per l’economia ucraina nel 2023 restano cautamente ottimistiche (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Oleg Varfolomeyev Russia’s re-invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 took a heavy toll on the Ukrainian economy. Moscow focused on destroying the Russian-speaking industrial heartland in the southeast, displacing millions of workers, damaging crops, smashing the power grid and blocking exports from Ukraine’s seaports. As a result, Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) plunged 30 percent […]

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Bielorussia Russia

La Bielorussia è completamente sotto il controllo della Russia? (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Grigory Ioffe Belarusians are divided, and the politically conscious Belarusians live in their own information bubbles and echo chambers. This is the principal conclusion that Yury Drakakhrust of the Belarusian service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty drew from the most recent (November 2022) online survey of urban Belarusians conducted by Chatham House (Svaboda, December 20). While this […]

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Cecenia Inguscezia

L’ordine sufi dell’Inguscezia, in crisi, cerca rifugio in Cecenia (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Aslan Doukaev The Caucasus is a culture of polar opposites, jarring contrasts and occasionally unexpected juxtapositions. Russian author Viktor Pelevin was on to something when he wrote his noir novel Generation ‘P,’ a cult hit that portrayed an opiate-addicted Chechen racketeer who “usually lay on a mattress in a half-empty trailer … listening to Sufi music” (Pelevin, Generation […]

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Armenia Azerbaigian

Cosa aspettarsi dal processo di pace azero-armeno nel 2023 (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Fuad Shahbazov The end of 2022 marked another round of confrontation between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the Karabakh region with the involvement of Russian peacekeeping forces. The standoff began in early December, when the Russian peacekeeping contingent in the separatist Karabakh region denied access to Azerbaijani officials from the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Ecology […]

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Kuban Russia Ucraina

Il Kuban: un vero e proprio “cuneo” tra Russia e Ucraina (fonte: The Jamestown Foundation)

Paul Globe Moscow is increasingly concerned about Kyiv’s increased attention not only to the non-Russian republics and regions within the current borders of the Russian Federation but also, and particularly, to parts of the country that have, or at least had, significant ethnic Ukrainian populations (see EDM, July 28, 2022). The last of these regions—and there […]

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Europa Giappone

EU-Giappone. Prospettive della cooperazione sulla sicurezza (fonte: FRS)

Dr. Chikako Kawakatsu Ueki est professeur de relations internationales à la Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS) de l’Université Waseda. Ses domaines d’expertise comprennent les relations internationales et la sécurité en Asie de l’Est, avec un accent particulier sur les relations entre les États-Unis, le Japon et la Chine. Elle a beaucoup écrit sur les […]

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Arabia Saudita Cina Medio Oriente

Stato attuale delle relazioni tra Cina e Medio Oriente: cosa significa la visita di Xi Jinping in Arabia Saudita (fonte: JIIA)

Masaaki Yatsuzuka Chinese President Xi Jinping paid an official visit to Saudi Arabia from 7 to 10 December 2022 and participated in a series of important summit meetings: a China-Saudi Arabia Summit, a China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit and an inaugural China-Arab States Summit. This is Xi Jinping’s third official visit to the Middle East […]

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COP15 India

Convenzione sulla diversità biologica: priorità e opportunità per l’India (fonte: CAPS)

As India formally took over the presidency of the G20, climate change, food security, sustainable living, climate finance, and energy security would be high on India’s G20 agenda. This sharpened focus will undoubtedly provide the burgeoning climate dialogue, innovations, and business models in India and around the world a multifaceted boost. Additionally, it will solidify […]

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Africa USA

Il futuro degli investimenti statunitensi nei minerali critici dell’Africa: garantire la catena di approvvigionamento (fonte: CAPS)

Neha Mishra Every week, a new concession agreement is signed or a foreign company invests in rare-earth mining projects in the continent of Africa. Africa has the world’s largest mineral reserves. Countries like Burundi, Madagascar, Malawi, Kenya, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia have an abundance of neodymium, praseodymium, and dysprosium.  Some deposits are already being […]

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Giappone

Comprendere il dilemma nucleare del Giappone (fonte: CAPS)

Manpreet Sethi On December 2, 2022, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced a 15-member International Group of Eminent Persons from nuclear and non-nuclear states to initiate discussions on steps towards universal nuclear disarmament. The first meeting of the group was held on December 10-11, 2022, in Hiroshima, his hometown. The choice of the venue turned out […]

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Africa Cina USA

Un’analisi della strategia di sostegno di Stati Uniti e Cina all’Africa (fonte: IFANS)

SONG Jisun The deepening strategic competition between the United States of America (hereafter, the U.S.) and China is also taking place in Africa, with the two countries carrying out active development cooperation diplomacy. Not only did high-level visitation by the two countries increase in recent years, but both the U.S. and China have announced strategic […]

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Guerra in Ucraina Israele USA

Gli Stati Uniti chiedono a Israele di inviare sistemi di difesa aerea Hawk all’Ucraina (fonte: The Defense Post)

 INDER SINGH BISHT The Biden administration has asked Israel to transfer its discontinued Hawk anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine. US Asks Israel to Send Hawk Air Defense Systems to Ukraine: Report (thedefensepost.com)

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Australia Cina

L’Australia acquisterà mine marine ‘intelligenti’ come deterrente per la Cina (fonte: The Defense Post)

INDER SINGH BISHT Australia will soon buy sea mines to help deter potential Chinese aggression. Australia to Buy ‘Smart’ Sea Mines as China Deterrence: Report (thedefensepost.com)

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Guerra in Ucraina Spagna

La Spagna si dice “pronta” a inviare carri armati tedeschi a Kiev (fonte: The Defense Post)

Spain said Wednesday it was ready to send some of its German-made Leopard tanks to bolster Ukraine’s fight against Russia after Berlin granted approval for their European transfers. Spain Says ‘Ready’ to Send German Tanks to Kyiv (thedefensepost.com)

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Indonesia

L’Indonesia sta valutando l’acquisto di armi “intelligenti” per l’aviazione dalla Francia (fonte: The Defense Post)

JOE SABALLA The Indonesian Ministry of Defense has signified its intention to procure smart aviation weapons from Safran. Indonesia Considering Buying Smart Aviation Weapons From France (thedefensepost.com)

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Qatar

Varata la piattaforma di sbarco di 143 metri “Al Fulk” del Qatar (fonte: The Defense Post)

JOE SABALLA Italian shipbuilding firm Fincantieri has launched the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces’ 143-meter (469-feet) landing platform dock (LPD). Qatar’s 143-Meter ‘Al Fulk’ Landing Platform Dock Finally Launched (thedefensepost.com)

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USA

L’aeronautica militare statunitense sceglie la Howard University per la ricerca sull’autonomia tattica (fonte: The Defense Post)

ROJOEF MANUEL The US Air Force has teamed with Washington DC-based Howard University to conduct tactical autonomy research supporting US military systems. US Air Force Taps Howard University for Tactical Autonomy Research (thedefensepost.com)

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Guerra in Ucraina Norvegia

La Norvegia invierà carri armati Leopard 2 all’Ucraina: Ministro della Difesa (fonte: The Defense Post)

Norway will send Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine as part of Western aid, its defense minister announced Wednesday, joining other European countries. Norway Will Send Leopard 2 Tanks to Ukraine: Defense Minister (thedefensepost.com)

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Guerra in Ucraina

Responsabilità ambientale, giustizia e ricostruzione nella guerra in Ucraina (fonte: SIPRI)

Jiayi Zhou and Ian Anthony ext month will mark one year since Russia began its full-scale war on Ukraine. This large-scale land invasion has had repercussions across the geopolitical, humanitarian, financial, and even food and energy domains. It has also had devastating ecological impacts. Environmental accountability, justice and reconstruction in the Russian war on Ukraine | SIPRI

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India USA

Yudh Abhyas 22: un altro passo avanti nell’approfondimento dei legami strategici India-USA (fonte: VIF)

Sweta Kumari Yudh Abhyas, a joint military exercise, held between the Indian Army and the US Army is one of the critical aspects of the defence cooperation between the two countries. This exercise takes place at the Battalion level with its joint planning at the Brigade level. It provides an opportunity for both armies to […]

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India

Potenzialità del settore dei servizi in India: la situazione attuale (fonte: VIF)

Anil Kumar Kanungo The contribution of services sector to the Indian economy is well-recognized. With a significant share of over 50% in gross domestic product (GDP) (Economic Survey, 2021-22, Ministry of Finance), and accounting for 36% of total exports (UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), 2017), and 40% in 2021-22 (The Economic Times, March21, […]

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Afghanistan

Una forza di moderazione o di radicalizzazione? Il ruolo degli ulema afghani (fonte: RUSI)

Tim Foxley and Antonio Giustozzi With Afghanistan largely turning its back on the outside world, the country’s religious scholars might be in a key position to influence the direction taken by the Taliban government. But what sort of an influence will they be? A Force of Moderation or Radicalisation? The Role of Afghanistan’s Ulema | […]

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USA

Preparazione degli Stati Uniti alle minacce nucleari e radiologiche (fonte: CFR)

J. Andrés Gannon, Stanton nuclear security fellow at CFR, discusses the likelihood of Russian deployment and use of nuclear missiles against Ukraine or its allies, and the implications for the United States should that occur. Jerrold T. Bushberg, chairman of the board and senior vice-president of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, discusses […]

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Guerra in Ucraina

Offerta europea per l’invio di munizioni a grappolo all’Ucraina (fonte: The Defense Post)

A European country has proposed sending cluster munitions to Ukraine, believing the controversial weapons — whose use by Russia has been condemned — could help on the battlefield, an official said Wednesday. European Bid to Send Cluster Munitions to Ukraine (thedefensepost.com)

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Guerra in Ucraina

I potenziamenti della difesa aerea, non gli F-16, sono una strategia vincente per l’Ucraina (fonte: Defense News)

Col. Maximilian Bremer and Kelly Grieco With news that the United States and its NATO allies will send modern battle tanks to Ukraine, there are now renewed calls to provide Kyiv with modern fighter jets, like the F-16. The weapons the United States and other countries give Ukraine should align with a winning strategy, and driving Ukraine toward a Western way of air superiority will […]

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USA

USA. Il Pentagono, politica sulle armi autonome, progressi dell’IA (fonte: Defense News)

Courtney Albon The Pentagon’s policy shop released updated guidelines for developing and operating autonomous weapons that incorporates the Defense Department’s vision for ethical artificial intelligence and requires additional reviews for new systems. Pentagon updates autonomous weapons policy to account for AI advances (defensenews.com)

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USA

L’hub tecnologico del Pentagono ha registrato un anno positivo, con 17 progetti realizzati (fonte: Defense News)

Courtney Albon The Defense Innovation Unit more than doubled the number of programs it transitioned from commercial prototypes to military capabilities in fiscal 2022, pushing 17 technologies in a banner year for the organization, according to its annual report. Pentagon tech hub reports strong year with 17 projects fielded (defensenews.com)

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Indonesia

L’Indonesia e l’importanza strategica del nichel (fonte: East Asia Forum)

James Guild Indonesian Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia suggested that Indonesia is looking into forming an OPEC-style cartel for nickel and other inputs used in battery production. Nickel is becoming a hot commodity as it is a key input in the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries needed for electric vehicles (EVs) — and Indonesia has the world’s largest […]

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Corea del Nord

Missili e macroeconomia segnano i problemi della Corea del Nord nel 2022 (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Scott A. Snyder In 2022, North Korea exported tensions through stepped-up missile tests and threats toward South Korea. It also kept a national quarantine that prevented official imports of economic goods in place, but ultimately failed to keep COVID-19 from infecting the country. Missiles and macroeconomy mark North Korea’s 2022 troubles | East Asia Forum

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Asia Centrale

I Paesi dell’Asia Centrale e il difficile 2022 (fonte: East Asia Forum)

Kirill Nourzhanov Political turmoil and uncertainty beset Central Asia in 2022. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan faced domestic, regional and international challenges exacerbated by the war in Ukraine. This brought into sharp relief both the systemic threats to peace and stability on the ground and regional authoritarian governments’ capacity to placate if not eliminate […]

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USA

USA, il Pentagono e la ricostituzione delle scorte militari (fonte: Defense One)

MARCUS WEISGERBER The Pentagon is preparing to place a number of large orders in coming months to replenish U.S. stockpiles drained of billions’ of dollars worth of weapons and military equipment given to Ukraine over the past year, the U.S. Army’s top weapons buyer said Wednesday. Expect Big Replenishment Orders Soon, Army Tells Industry – […]

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Francia Germania

60 anni dopo, Francia e Germania possono realizzare le ambizioni del Trattato dell’Eliseo? (fonte: Brookings)

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Tara Varma, and Adrianna Pita France and Germany recently marked the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Élysée, a symbol of friendship and framework for cooperation from the early days of the European Union. Constanze Stelzenmüller and Tara Varma examine their countries’ role in providing a model and a motor for deepening European partnerships and meeting the […]

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Iran

Reza Pahlavi può aiutare a unire l’opposizione iraniana? Un hashtag lo suggerisce (fonte: Atlantic Council)

Arash Azizi For those who wish to see an end to the Islamic Republic of Iran, one problem has long loomed large: what to replace it with? Lack of organization and unity among the Iranian opposition is a familiar and perennial problem. Can Reza Pahlavi help unite the Iranian opposition? A hashtag is suggesting so. […]

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Guerra in Ucraina

I carri armati sono fondamentali, ma l’Ucraina avrà bisogno di molto di più per sconfiggere la Russia di Putin (fonte: Atlantic Council)

Jeffrey Cimmino, Shelby Magid For nearly a year, Ukrainian forces have shown their ability to heroically defend their land and their people against Russia’s invading army. However, despite some genuine triumphs on the battlefield, Ukrainian soldiers and civilians continue to die. Meanwhile, Russian forces are seeking to consolidate their gains and a major new Russian […]

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Caraibi USA Venezuela

Gli Stati Uniti aprono le forniture energetiche dei Caraibi con un’eccezione alle sanzioni per il Venezuela. Cosa significa per la regione? (fonte: Atlantic Council)

The United States announced Tuesday that it would allow Trinidad and Tobago to develop a gas field located in Venezuelan territorial waters. The agreement would boost Caribbean energy supply while creating an exception for some US sanctions on Caracas—though the United States says no cash payments will be allowed to Add Newgo to President Nicolás Maduro’s government […]

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Guerra in Ucraina

L’Occidente invia i carri armati. Cosa significheranno per la guerra in Ucraina? (fonte: Atlantic Council)

The armor is en route. After months of haggling and delay, both the United States and Germany are sending the battle tanks requested by Ukraine for its extended fight against Russia. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced Wednesday that Berlin will send Leopard 2 tanks—and allow other European nations to do so. Meanwhile, the United States will send […]

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Guerra in Ucraina

Evoluzione della guerra in Ucraina, 25 gennaio 2023 (fonte: ISW)

Karolina Hird, Riley Bailey, Kateryna Stepanenko, Layne Philipson, Grace Mappes, and Frederick W. Kagan Russian forces may be engaging in limited spoiling attacks across most of the frontline in Ukraine in order to disperse and distract Ukrainian forces and set conditions to launch a decisive offensive operation in Luhansk Oblast. Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, January […]

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Iran

Iran. Evoluzione della crisi, 25 gennaio 2023 (fonte: ISW)

Nicholas Carl, Annika Ganzeveld, Kitaneh Fitzpatrick, Amin Soltani, and Frederick W. Kagan Grievances related to deteriorating economic conditions and essential service provision have generated most protest activity in Iran in recent days. Iran Crisis Update, January 25, 2023 | Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org)

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Egitto India

India ed Egitto: trovare una convergenza strategica (fonte: VIF)

Amb Anil Trigunayat As the global churn is yet to spring some sense of stability New Delhi has been in an overdrive to identify and nurture key partnerships across geographies since its strategic autonomy and consistent principled policies in international discourse have provided it with a strategic niche to enhance the outreach in a constructive […]

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India

India. Il divieto di testare gli A-SAT può aspettare (fonte: ORF)

KARTIK BOMMAKANTI In late March 2019, the Modi government took a momentous and courageous decision to conduct a kinetic Anti-Satellite Test (A-SAT) dubbed “Mission Shakti”. The A-SAT was obviously a response to the growing asymmetry in counter-space capabilities between India and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). An A-SAT test ban can wait: India needs […]

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G20 India

L’India e il G-20: portare la diplomazia oltre Delhi (fonte: ORF)

HARSH V. PANT, PARAS RATNA The G20 was conceived in 1999 in the wake of the Asian financial crisis as a platform for finance ministers and central bank governors to deliberate on issues pertaining to global finance and economy. In 2008, it was elevated to include the heads of State against the backdrop of global recession. Today, […]

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G20 India

India. Definire una solida agenda del G20 (fonte: ORF)

RAVI MITTAL, PRIYANSH NATHANI By developing agendas, action-oriented plans, and decisions through collaborative efforts, India could lead the G20 agenda in a unique way. Setting a robust G20 agenda | ORF (orfonline.org)

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India

India, ambiente strategico e bilancio della difesa (fonte: ORF)

HARSH V. PANT, KARTIK BOMMAKANTI India’s tumultuous and volatile strategic environment showed no signs of abating in intensity. New Delhi continues to face a two-front challenge from both of its primary foes, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Pakistan, notwithstanding the latter’s recent conciliatory overtures, which are only a smokescreen to tide over its […]

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Guerra in Ucraina Russia

Il crollo militare russo potrebbe portare alla guerra nucleare? (fonte: RUSI)

Tim Willasey-Wilsey CMG Former Russian President Dmitri Medvedev has suggested that a Russian defeat in Ukraine could lead to nuclear war. Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has dismissed the idea as nonsense. So what would happen if the Russian army mutinied or collapsed? Could a Russian Military Collapse Lead to Nuclear War? | Royal United […]

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Antartide

La nuova geopolitica dell’Antartide (fonte: RUSI)

Neil Melvin and Carlos Solar After decades of peace, the Antarctic is emerging as a zone for future geopolitical competition. Episode 42: The New Geopolitics of the Antarctic | Royal United Services Institute (rusi.org)

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Global Topics Internet

Chi è il proprietario di Internet? (fonte: Chatham House)

Who controls the internet and internet data, and who should control it in the future? Who owns the internet? | Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank

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Europa UK

Le relazioni tra Regno Unito ed Europa vanno finalmente nella giusta direzione (fonte: Chatham House)

As relations between the UK and its European neighbours become less contentious, plenty of opportunities exist to build on this positive momentum in 2023. UK-Europe relations finally head in the right direction | Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank

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Siria

Dichiarazione congiunta sulla Siria (fonte: US Department of State)

Representatives of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States met at the envoys level in Geneva with UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen on January 24 to discuss the crisis in Syria. Joint Statement on Syria – United States Department of State

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Italia

A 100 giorni dal suo insediamento, quali risultati ha ottenuto il governo Meloni? (fonte: IRIS)

Fabien Gibault La nouvelle présidente du Conseil italien était très attendue, aussi bien par les citoyens transalpins que par la presse. Trois mois après sa nomination, retour sur les premières réformes et les stratégies du nouveau gouvernement italien. 100 jours après son intronisation, quel bilan pour le gouvernement Meloni ? | IRIS (iris-france.org)

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Iran Israele USA

Gli Stati Uniti e Israele hanno iniziato l’esercitazione “Juniper Oak 23.2” nel Mediterraneo orientale, in seguito all’aumento delle tensioni con l’Iran (fonte: The Defense Post)

RONALD WATKINS The US and Israel have begun “Exercise Juniper Oak 23.2” in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea amid increased tension with Iran, featuring more than 140 aircraft including strategic bombers, fighter jets, and refueling aircraft. ‘Thinly-Veiled Message to Iran:’ US, Israel Begin Major Live-Fire Drill (thedefensepost.com)

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Repubblica Democratica del Congo Rwanda

Il Ruanda sostiene che un aereo da guerra della RD Congo abbia violato lo spazio aereo (fonte: The Defense Post)

The Rwandan government said a fighter jet from the Democratic Republic of Congo violated its airspace on Tuesday as tensions soar between the neighbors over the DRC’s volatile east. Rwanda Says DR Congo Warplane Violated Airspace (thedefensepost.com)

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Finlandia NATO Svezia Turchia

La Turchia rinvia i colloqui NATO con Svezia e Finlandia (fonte: The Defense Post)

Turkey on Tuesday postponed NATO accession talks with Sweden and Finland, further denting the Nordic neighbors’ hopes of joining the Western defense alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Turkey Postpones NATO Talks With Sweden, Finland (thedefensepost.com)

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Germania Guerra in Ucraina

La Germania dà il via libera ai tanto attesi carri armati Leopard per l’Ucraina (fonte: The Defense Post)

Berlin on Wednesday approved the delivery of powerful German-made Leopard tanks to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion, after weeks of pressure from Kyiv and many allies. Germany Greenlights Long-Awaited Leopard Tanks for Ukraine (thedefensepost.com)

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Corea del Sud Pacifico USA

Le forze aeree statunitensi del Pacifico sperimentano la protezione contro la guerra chimica in Corea del Sud (fonte: The Defense Post)

ROJOEF MANUEL The US Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) has tested counter-chemical warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) for the first time at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. US Pacific Air Forces Trial Counter-Chemical Warfare Protection in South Korea (thedefensepost.com)

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Germania

Hensoldt doterà l’Eurodrone tedesco di Signals Intelligence Capability (The Defense Post)

JOE SABALLA Germany has tapped the services of local technology firm Hensoldt to equip its Eurodrone unmanned aerial system (UAS) with signals intelligence (SIGNIT) capability. Hensoldt to Equip German Eurodrone With Signals Intelligence Capability (thedefensepost.com)

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Israele USA