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Lo “spazio comune” trasforma la politica – The “common space” transforms politics

La “politica” che conosciamo non lavora nello “spazio comune”: eppure è quello, dentro la rivoluzione tecnologica in atto, che la trasforma.

Abbiamo già scritto, e ribadiamo, che la sostenibilità intesa in senso complesso parte dalla coesione delle società, dalla ri-appropriazione dello “spazio comune”. Le democrazie liberali, oggi, hanno il compito strategico di uscire dalla dicotomia tra pubblico e privato e devono lavorare, colpite al cuore dalla grande questione sociale, a rafforzare il “comune” dimenticato in anni di competizione esasperata tra i sacerdoti dello Stato e i sacerdoti del mercato.

Per quanto ovvio, la ri-appropriazione dello “spazio comune” chiede realismo, chiede di mediare tra istanze planetarie e necessità territoriali in quella “glocalità” che ci sembra essere la nuova frontiera della globalizzazione e della politica. In sostanza, mettere al centro lo “spazio comune”, dunque le relazioni per la coesione sociale, significa rafforzare l’idea di “società aperta” che, come i fatti degli ultimi trent’anni dimostrano, o è diventata società in balia di una globalizzazione selvaggia o si è chiusa in chiave autarchica.

Se lo “spazio comune” trasforma la politica, due sono gli elementi che occorre sottolineare, e che approfondiremo. Il primo elemento riguarda la necessità che ogni società adotti strumenti di immunizzazione che permettano di mantenere uno sviluppo autoctono e non necessariamente omologato a ciò che vorrebbero gli incontrollati (e incontrollabili) flussi planetari. Ne vengono, evidentemente, nuove politiche in tutti i campi: la società aperta ha bisogno del respiro del mondo ma deve rimanere soggetto storico e strategico. Il secondo elemento, partendo dalle necessità di immunizzazione, che sono normali in un mondo regolato, riguarda il giudizio storico sulla situazione in continua evoluzione: fare politica significa dialogare (verbo profondo e complesso) tra sistemi e non continuare, come si è fatto per anni e come accade ancora oggi in maniera esasperata, a fabbricare nemici in un mondo inter-in-dipendente.

English version

“Politics” we know does not work in the “common space”: yet it is that, within the technological revolution in progress, transforms politics.

We have already written, and we reiterate, that sustainability understood in a complex sense starts from the cohesion of societies, from the re-appropriation of the “common space”. Liberal democracies, today, have the strategic task of breaking out of the dichotomy between public and private and must work, struck at the heart by the great social question, to strengthen the “common” forgotten in years of exasperated competition between the priests of the State and the priests of the market.

As obvious as it may be, the re-appropriation of the “common space” requires realism, it asks to mediate between planetary flows and territorial needs in a “glocality” that seems the new frontier of globalization and politics. In essence, putting the “common space” at the center, therefore relations for social cohesion, means reinforcing the idea of an “open society” which, as the events of the last thirty years show, has either become a society at the mercy of a wild globalization or closed in an autarchic key.

If the “common space” transforms politics, there are two elements that need to be emphasized, and that we will deepen. The first element concerns the need for every society to adopt immunization tools that allow it to maintain an indigenous development that is not necessarily homologated to what the uncontrolled (and uncontrollable) planetary flows would like. Obviously, new policies are emerging in all fields: the open society needs the breath of the world but must remain a historical and strategic subject. The second element, starting from the immunization needs, which are normal in a regulated world, concerns the historical judgment on the constantly evolving situation: doing politics means dialoguing (profound and complex verb) between systems and not continuing, as has been done for years and as still happens today in an exasperated way, to fabricate enemies in an inter-in-dependent world.

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Around the world: Algeria-Niger-Nigeria-Europe, ASEAN-Indo Pacific, Asia, Central African Republic, China-Middle East, Colombia-Venezuela, Morocco, Myanmar,  Russia-Ukraine, USA-China 

Topics: Cities, Climate Change & Sustainability, Cybersecurity, Defense-Intelligence-Military-Security-Space, Digital & Tech


Algeria – Niger – Nigeria – Europe

ASEAN – Indo Pacific

  • July 28, 2022. I Gusti Bagus Dharma Agastia, East Asia Forum. Three years after its formulation, progress on fulfilling the objectives set out by the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) remains slow. The AOIP lacks the teeth to deal with the increasing great power rivalry that has come to characterise the Indo-Pacific, so it simply continues to be an aspirational document. Improving the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific


Central African Republic

China – Middle East

  • July 29, 2022. Passant Mamdouh Ridwan, East Asia Forum. The introduction of the Health Silk Road (HSR) and Digital Silk Road (DSR) in 2015 as part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) shows the expansion of China’s diplomacy from infrastructure and construction into the health and technology sectors. Multiple areas of cooperation increase China’s leverage and promote the longevity of the BRI framework beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. China’s Health Silk Road in the Middle East

Colombia – Venezuela



  • July 29, 2022. , The Strategist. The execution of four political activists by Myanmar’s military junta reveals the regime’s desperation. Myanmar has endured decades of military rule and brutal oppression, but these were the first death sentences carried out in 34 years. They were announced on 25 July in a brief report on the bottom of page 2 of the Ministry of Information–controlled newspaper, The Global New Light of Myanmar. Myanmar executions expose regime’s desperation

Russia – Ukraine

  • July 29, 2022. Alexandra Ivanova, DW. In the five months since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, statements by Russian representatives have repeatedly shifted the goalposts with regard to Moscow’s war aims. DW has this summary of the main changes. Ukraine: How Russia′s war aims are changing
  • July 29, 2022. DW. Russian missile attacks have hit outlying areas of Kyiv for the first time in weeks. And UK military intelligence says Russia’s Wagner Group may be in charge of some front-line sectors. DW rounds up the latest. Russia-Ukraine updates: Russian missiles hit outskirts of Kyiv
  • July 28, 2022. Karolina Hird, Grace Mappes, Layne Phillipson, Katherine Lawlor, George Barros, and Frederick W. Kagan, ISW. The Russian grouping in Donetsk Oblast is likely seeking to capitalize on recent marginal gains southeast of Bakhmut by continuing to attempt to advance in that area. Russian forces may be de-emphasizing attempts to take Siversk in order to concentrate on Bakhmut, but it is too soon to tell.Russian forces continued efforts to advance northward on Bakhmut from recently gained positions around Novoluhanske and the Vuhlehirska Power Plant while pursuing southwestward advances along the T1302 highway from recently captured positions in Berestove. By contrast, Russian forces have been struggling to make concrete gains around Siversk and have not made any confirmed advances toward the city since the capture of the Luhansk Oblast Administrative border in early July. Russian command is likely, therefore, seeking to maintain momentum around Bakhmut, potentially at the expense of continued pressure on Siversk. Russian forces remain unlikely to take Bakhmut itself, despite recent incremental advances in its direction. Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, July 28
  • July 28, 2022. Francis ShinDamir Marusic, and Tyson Wetzel, Atlantic Council. After making slow but steady gains in eastern Ukraine recently, Russia has inched closer to its recalibrated goal of seizing the entire Donbas region. Even though its military has sustained heavy losses—and while the Kremlin’s current objectives are much smaller than its initial goal of capturing Kyiv and overthrowing the government—the chances of escalation in this war persist. The Ukrainians’ successful use of Western-supplied, high-precision weapons such as the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) might compel the Kremlin to boost its aggression.  Climbing the escalation ladder in Ukraine: A menu of options for the West

USA – China



Climate Change & Sustainability

  • July 28, 2022. Sujata Manandhar, Sulochana Nepali, World Bank blogs. Nepal is becoming a hotspot of climate-related hazards with the rapidly changing climate.  Last year, the flood in the Melamchi River was caused by the intense rainfall triggering the cascading hazards resulted in the loss of lives, the devastation of riverside settlements, infrastructures, and local livelihoods. It caused substantial economic damage to the Helambu-Melamchi- Panchpokhari Thangpal riverside communities and the Melamchi Water Supply System.  Transforming Nepal’s hydro and agrometeorological services to build resilience


Defense – Intelligence – Military – Security – Space

Digital & Tech

  • July 28, 2022. Mariano-Florentino CuéllarBenjamin LarsenYong Suk Lee, and Michael Webb, Brookings. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies have become increasingly widespread over the last decade. As the use of AI has become more common and the performance of AI systems has improved, policymakers, scholars, and advocates have raised concerns. Policy and ethical issues such as algorithmic bias, data privacy, and transparency have gained increasing attention, raising calls for policy and regulatory changes to address the potential consequences of AI (Acemoglu 2021). As AI continues to improve and diffuse, it will likely have significant long-term implications for jobs, inequality, organizations, and competition. Premature deployment of AI products can also aggravate existing biases and discrimination or violate data privacy and protection practices. Because of AI technologies’ wide-ranging impact, stakeholders are increasingly interested in whether firms are likely to embrace measures of self-regulation based on ethical or policy considerations and how decisions of policymakers or courts affect the use of AI systems. Where policymakers or courts step in and regulatory changes affect the use of AI systems, how are managers likely to respond to new or proposed regulations? How does information about AI regulation affect managers’ choices?