The many reasons why EU External Action is promoting human rights in Lebanon

The principles of liberty, respect for human rights, democratic values and fundamental freedoms are inherent to the European Union, as stated in Article 2 of the EUT “Article 2 -The Union is founded on the values of respect for human...

/ 24 May 2017

Yemen is the first challenge for Donald Trump’s Middle East

In January 28, U.S Navy SEALS carried out an operation against an al-Qaeda compound in southwestern Yemen with the coordination of U.A.E elite forces. But what could have been the new administration’s first triumph against terrorism, eventually triggered much controversy...

/ 22 May 2017

Rouhani’s new policy brings reformists to victory in Iran

In an era when Iran’s relations with the West had entered a path towards reconciliation, the country’s May 2017 presidential elections came as an inevitable tipping point. Or, at least, it is so from a purely Western perspective. The incumbent...

Vulnerability and gender: is there a nexus?

La risposta umanitaria alla crisi dei rifugiati siriani asseconda le diverse valutazioni del principio di vulnerabilità, una variabile determinante nella distribuzione di risorse e aiuti. Gli attori coinvolti sostengono che l'esposizione alla vulnerabilità di donne e bambini sia maggiore, ma...

/ 8 March 2017

Gender perspective in NATO-led operations and missions: The involvement of female personnel and local women

Qual è l'impegno della NATO per attuare la risoluzione 1325 dell'ONU durante le sue operazioni e missioni? Le sue attività si concentrano in particolare sulle esperienze ISAF in Afghanistan e KFOR in Kosovo. Un'analisi di Gloria De Marchi sul coinvolgimento...

/ 2 March 2017

Why China is investing differently in the Middle East

China has invested along the New Silk Road, but its early development projects will also cover the Middle East. For this region, the Beijing government created a new model of development, taking advantage of the new US isolation.

/ 2 February 2017

MENA Economy in the 2017 according to the Economist

Today, Mohamed Abdelmeguid, MENA economy specialist for the Economist, organized a webinar to discuss the evolution of MENA economy in 2017, proposing some views about the incoming year. The Middle East region is suffering a long-term stagnation. To better understand this dynamic, we...

/ 19 January 2017

Iran’s foreign policy is getting closer to Russian goals

The common interests of Iran and Russia in the Syrian battlefield have created a window of opportunity for an alliance between the two countries. A more sober observation however reveals a collision in their long-term goals, which implies that their...

/ 18 January 2017

Why Erdoğan looks to the East: Turkey’s potential membership to the SCO

Does Turkey really want to leave the EU and join the SCO, approaching the Moscow-Beijing axis? Alejandro Salamanca Rodríguez assess whether this Erdoğan 's move is a bluff to play in the negotiations with Brussels, or if it is really...

/ 15 January 2017

How the US-Turkey relations will change during the Trump presidency

For better or worse, the last results of the US presidential election could be decisive for Washington's international relations. Looking forward for the imminent redefinition of friends and enemies, Turkey will be no exception.

/ 13 January 2017