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Europa: le difficoltà della transizione energetica

AFRICA Libia, le forze armate congiunte di Misurata, Khoms e Zlitan sono confluite nella Piazza dei Martiri di Tripoli per sostenere la legittimità di Abdul Hamid Dbeibah come capo del governo libico. Intanto, lo scisma politico del Paese si approfondisce. Scrive Al Jazeera: Pro-Dbeibah forces rally in Libya as political crisis deepens Si irrigidisce la […]

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Daily news – February 8, 2022

News from: Al Jazeera, Astana Times, Atlantic Council, Brookings, Bruegel, Chatham House, CSIS, Defense News, Defense One, East Asia Forum, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Global Times, Human Rights Watch, Japan Institute of International Affairs, Nextgov, Reuters, RFE RL, RUSI, StartMagazine, The Jamestown Foundation, Vatican  AFGHANISTAN – USA Where are the detailed Pentagon reports like […]

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Daily news – February 4, 2022 p.m.

AFGHANISTAN What the US and its allies left behind in Afghanistan. Amin Saikal, The Strategist: The Afghanistan war is over for the United States and its allies. But the suffering of the Afghan people has multiplied under the extremist, repressive rule of the Taliban in the name of Islam. No country today is in as […]

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Daily news – February 1, 2022 p.m.

Afghanistan  A House Divided: The SCO’s Afghanistan Conundrum (Ayjaz Wani, Observer Research Foundation): Separatism, extremism, and terrorism originating in Afghanistan compelled the neighbouring countries to form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2001. However, instead of presenting a united front, the SCO is rife with disagreements. Increased divergences and mistrust among the members have helped […]

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Ten conflicts to watch in 2022 (Chatham House)

Richard Atwood, International Crisis Group’s executive vice president discusses today’s and tomorrow’s most dangerous wars and crises. With Russia massing troops on Ukraine’s border, the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan and Ethiopia’s civil war intensifying, what does the past year tell us about the state of international peace and security? How do rising tensions among […]

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French and German approaches to Russia: What do they mean for EU policy? (Chatham House)

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, France and Germany have been among the biggest supporters of engagement with Russia within the European Union (EU). However, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the ongoing war in Donbas, as well as the necessity to confront hybrid threats from Russia on their home front have made their mark on […]

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How can future leaders prepare for an environmentally-destabilized world? (Chatham House)

The consequences of the environmental crisis are growing and have implications for economies around the world. Into the future, these impacts will grow, demanding more resources with potentially huge knock-on effects for societies. These effects could present major threats to realizing more sustainable, resilient and equitable societies and to avoiding the most catastrophic environmental outcomes. […]

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Mining India’s troubled history of coal and politics (Gareth Price, Chatham House)

The Indian delegation won many plaudits in Glasgow – demanding sufficient climate finance for developing countries, updating its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) for the first time in six years, and setting its first ever net-zero target for 2070, a date with ample room to be brought forward. Mining India’s troubled history of coal and politics […]

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Attacks on healthcare in the Syrian conflict (Abdulkarim Ekzayez, Chatham House)

Despite the existence of international conventions and laws governing the use of force in war, attacks against healthcare workers and facilities remain a feature of contemporary armed conflict. Analysis by WHO indicates that the number of attacks on healthcare worldwide in 2020 was higher than that in each of the previous two years. Attacks on […]

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Mozambique and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (Christopher Vandome, Alex Vines OBE, Chatham House)

In recent years, Mozambique has become the focus of increasing international investment in the exploration and exploitation of its abundant mineral resources, but ongoing instability creates challenges for the security of operating companies and their workers. Mozambique and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights | Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank

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How to ensure the COP26 forest declaration is a success (Alison Hoare, Chatham House)

The Glasgow conference saw a plethora of announcements on forests with the most high-profile being the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use, signed by 133 world leaders who committed to work to halt forest loss and land degradation. How to ensure the COP26 forest declaration is a success | Chatham House – International Affairs Think […]

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A polarized America still showing little sign of unity (Leslie Vinjamuri, Chatham House)

As Joe Biden approaches the end of his first year in office, his policy record is impressive on paper and in line with his campaign promises. History may one day define him as a leader who transformed Americans’ expectations of government, created structures for reducing persistent, high levels of inequality, and redefined the US role […]