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Foreign Actors in the Libya’s Crisis, ISPI Report
24 July 2017

Since 2011 the Libyan crisis has moved from being a domestic dispute to assuming increasing importance at the international level. Today it represents a crucial issue affecting global security.

Western Balkans in Trieste. What Lies Ahead
19 July 2017

Political and economic prospects in the Western Balkans seemed promising in early 2000s, with countries leaning to the European Union for a prosperous future. The Trieste summit on 12 July is the 4th meeting of the countries involved in the Berlin Process. Will this be a last call for the EU to stabilize the neighbouring region, accelerate its democratic processes and lay the groundwork for future EU membership?

After Mosul. Re-inventing Iraq
ISPI Report
22 June 2017

After 8 months of heavy fighting, it seems that Mosul is next to be liberated. However, this would not mark the complete defeat of IS in Iraq, nor would it signal the end of the crises affecting the country.
What will be the fate of the city and the other liberated territories? Could a victory over a common enemy re-ignite competition among Iraq’s various ethno-sectarian communities?

Fear Thy Neighbor. Radicalization and Jihadist Attacks in the West
14 June 2017

Over the last three years Europe and North America have been hit by an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks perpetrated by individuals motivated by jihadist ideology. Who are the individuals who have carried out these attacks? Were they born and raised in the West? Or were they an “imported threat”, refugees and migrants? How did they radicalize? Were they well educated and integrated, or social outcasts? Did they act alone? What were their connections to the Islamic State?

ISPI–BBC News collaboration: At the root of jihadist attacks
14 June 2017

We are glad to announce the launch of a brand new collaboration between ISPI and BBC News in the context of the BBC initiative "Expert Panel", a newly established network of leading think tanks and other academic and intellectual organisations.

Matching views on EU's future
18 May 2017

ISPI, DGAP, and EDF promoted the workshop, "European Integration in the Age of Populism, Disintegration and Migration: Italian and German Perspectives" (Berlin, May 17). This event offered the occasion to debate on several EU-wide issues and to present in Germany the ISPI Annual Report "The Age of Uncertainty: Global Scenarios and Italy".

China’s Belt and Road: a Game Changer?
ISPI Report
10 May 2017

Officially announced by president Xi Jinping in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has since become the centrepiece of China’s economic diplomacy. This report, edited by Alessia Amighini, provides an in-depth analysis of the BRI, its logic, rationale and implications for international economic and political relations.

G7 and Africa: Innovation - Background note
10 May 2017

What does innovation mean for Africa today?

There has been much talk about the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) and its impact on the global economy. The basic idea is that the new wave of technological innovation would not only shift the production possibility frontier through substantial gains in total factor productivity, but would also radically alter consumption, communication, and social organization patterns.

G7 and Africa: Food Security - Background note
10 May 2017

What does food security mean for Africa today?

Obama at ISPI
09 May 2017

We are glad to share with you that we had the honour of hosting Barack Obama at ISPI on the occasion of his visit to Milan yesterday. It was his first foreign trip after the end of his presidential term. President Obama met with ISPI senior management and was also greeted by researchers and staff.

"G7 & Africa", ISPI promotes the 2017 Think Tank 7
03 May 2017

Within the framework of the G7 “engagement groups”, on May 5 the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry will host the Think Tank 7, which will involve top representatives and experts from G7 and selected African think tanks.
The meeting, organized by ISPI, will focus on Africa and will address three main issues related to the Agenda 2030: food security, innovation and mobility.

Russia and "Information Warfare": A New Foreign Policy Strategy?
06 February 2017

Propaganda and communication campaigns as tools to pursue foreign policy goals are anything but a new phenomenon.

The Future of Global Governance in a Changing International Landscape
06 March 2017

Medium and long–term trends seem to converge at an unprecedented pace: from weak economic growth to demographic decline in mature economies; from growing inequalities to the rise of populism and nationalism, to the changing nature of conflicts. All this will make global governance and cooperation harder, fundamentally altering the global landscape. How, and to what extent, will rising powers challenge the international liberal order? Which is the possible impact within states in terms of tensions between governments and societies?

Asia’s New Regionalism(s): The Good, the Bad and the Future. A View from Japan
01 March 2017

In recent years, regional integration and cooperation in Asia have gained new momentum, driven by regional organizations (ASEAN) and by the creation of mega Free Trade Areas. All this in the context of a rising India in the international trade and China’s ascent as a global leader with its own regional agenda. While the EU is going through a severe identity crisis, Asia’s new outburst of regionalism attracts much attention.

The Age of Uncertainty. Global Scenarios and Italy
ISPI Report
09 March 2017

Last year’s events further exacerbated and focused global attention on the same uncertainties already weighing on the past decade: from Brexit, and the ensuing uncertainty about the future of the UK-EU relations, to the ever-growing success of populist and nationalist movements across Europe; from the unnerving paralysis of the international community on the war in Syria to the new wave of terrorist attacks in Europe; from renewed political and economic crises in pivot countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Egypt and Turkey to Donald

Latin America at a Crossroads - ISPI Report
ISPI Report
01 March 2017

Latin America is at a crossroads. The “golden age” inaugurated with the turn of the new millennium seems a faint memory. Economies that had grown at a steady pace are now slowing down, while some are in freefall. Politically, the “pink tide” of populist movements is now ebbing. And this ‘great transformation’ is precisely what this volume is all about.

Countering violent terrorism in Europe: a common strategy?
27 January 2017

Local radicalization processes and the flow of fighters between Europe and the Middle East have had a major impact on European security.

EU Commissioner Malmström and Italian Minister Calenda in ISPI
27 January 2017

EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, and Italian Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda joined a lunch talk organized by ISPI and the EU Commission Representation in Milan on November 18. During the event, top representatives of the Italian business community, politicians and members of the civil society discussed the future scenarios for international trade and the risk of new protectionist policies, with a view to the incoming Trump presidency.

Rome MED, 2nd Best Think Tank Conference in 2016
27 January 2017

Rome MED is the second "Best Think Tank Conference" in the world in 2016 according to the Think Tank Ranking. The event, organized by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and ISPI, gathered over 500 leaders in business, politics and culture from 55 countries. Participants included: John Kerry, Sergey Lavrov, Boris Johnson, Paolo Gentiloni, Giorgio Napolitano and Federica Mogherini.

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