Catherine WIHTOL de WENDEN is Director of research at CNRS (CERI). For 30 years she has been a researcher on international migration, from a Political Science and Public Law approach. She studied in Sciences-Po Paris and University Paris I (Panthéon- Sorbonne) She got her Ph D in Political Science in 1986. She has published 20 books, alone or as co-writer and around 150 articles.
political economist with experience in government and academia. Between 2014 and 2018 he was the main economic advisor on international economic affairs to Prime Ministers of Italy, Matteo Renzi and Paolo Gentiloni. In his capacity he attended over 120 international bilateral meetings with head of governments or CEOs of multinational companies; he managed national and international policy and legislative dossiers on behalf of the Prime Minster; coordinated relevant ministries and public agencies on different policies.
Dr. Rajeswari (Raji) Pillai Rajagopalan is a Distinguished Fellow and heads the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation. She is also a Non-Resident Indo-Pacific Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre from April-December 2020.
Fabio Petito is Senior Associate Research Fellow in ISPI and Head of the "Religions and International Relations" Programme promoted by ISPI and the Freedom of Religion or Belief & Foreign Policy Initiative (FoRB&FPI), University of Sussex - UK. He is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. He has taught at SOAS in London, the ESCP-EAP in Paris and at ‘L’Orientale’ in Naples.
Erik Jones is Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, and Director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Professor Jones is author of The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union (2002), Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (2008), Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity (2012, with Dana H. Allin), and The Year the European Crisis Ended (2014).
Chiara Cervasio is a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS), the University of Birmingham and a Nuclear Policy Analyst at the British American Security Information Council (BASIC).
Chiara has a background in Political Science, International Relations, and International Security. Before completing her BSc in 2014 at the University of Pisa, she has worked as an intern at the European University Institute, Fiesole (FI). She then obtained her MSc in 2017 from the University of Bologna, specialising in Politics of Contemporary Asia.
EU Member States politically endorsed the NDICI-Global Europe at the European Council in December 2020, which was then adopted by the European Parliament on the 9th of June 2021. The EU is now equipped with an instrument to deal with development, neighbourhood, and international cooperation for the next seven years.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed insights on the most significant developments in the MENA region, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we focus on the Saudi-Emirates relationship, as Riyadh's and Abu Dhabi's recent disagreements within the OPEC Plus cartel may indicate a possible fault line in one of the region’s most long-lasting alliances.
For the past two years, while Lebanon was dealing with a deep economic crisis, a deadly pandemic, and a ruinous explosion at Beirut port, its rulers have failed to solve their ongoing power struggle and, if anything, have made things worse.
In October 2019, thousands of protestors swept the country demanding an end to sectarian politics, incessant backdoor dealing, and corruption. None of the demands have been met thus far.
Global Health is a critical piece in a policy forum addressing the problem of global prosperity. The current unprecedented health crisis warns us about the multiple dimensions of global inequalities. As it has been said by the Global Commission for Post Pandemic-Policy, "This global pandemic has become the Great Revealer – that postwar institutions need revitalization, that democratic norms cannot be taken for granted and above all that we are all in this together".