Matteo Pugliese is an ISPI Associate Research Fellow at the Centre on Radicalization and International Terrorism. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona in the Law and Political Science doctoral program, studying the role of prison intelligence in the prevention of terrorism and organized crime in Europe. His research interests include counter terrorism policy, jihadism, radicalization dynamics, prisons, intelligence, far-right extremism, NATO, hybrid threats and law enforcement.
Bruce McClintock is the lead of the RAND Corporation Space Enterprise Initiative, a virtual center that provides a focal point for all RAND space-related research for the U.S. government and its allies.
Luigi Martino (PhD) teaches Cyber Security and ICT Policies at the School of Political Science “Cesare Alfieri” at the University of Florence and he is the coordinator of the Center for Cyber Security and International Relations Studies (CCSIRS) a specialized observatory of the CSSII. He obtained the PhD at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa with a research project focused on the protection of critical infrastructures from cyber attacks in Italy through a public-private partnership model.
The Russian Military Police (MP) ranks among the various structures developed in the context of the Russian defence reform, initiated in 2008.
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 turn the spotlight on the Middle East and North Africa region’s climate policy shift, with several local actors announcing long-term visions to cut their emissions in the upcoming decades.
Una ripresa post-pandemica sostenibile richiede un ripensamento dei piani di investimento dei governi. Per superare le sfide servirà una visione a lungo termine.
The climate situation as it is today requires a very ambitious effort. The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record in 2020 and, despite a temporary decline during the Covid-19 pandemic, emissions have recently started to rise again. All this is accurately and scientifically reported both in the Greenhouse Gases Bulletin published by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and in the UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2021.
Last week, China committed to building a military base in Central Asia’s neighbouring Tajikistan, raising the number of its foreign military bases to two. However, Djibouti is not yet at risk of being stripped of its unique position in China’s foreign military engagement. Reports have revealed that China will fund the construction of a Tajik outpost and not a military base located at the intersection between Tajikistan’s eastern Gorno-Badakhshan province, China’s north-western Xinjiang region, and Afghanistan’s eastern Badakhshan province.
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 Syria, recently at the core of a renewed interest by neighbouring Arab states, willing to re-establish diplomatic ties with the Assad regime.