Last week was a bad week for the Islamic State. In just three days, the organisation lost two leading figures: one in the Sinai, where key commander Abu Hamza Al-Qadi surrendered to Egyptian security forces, and one in the Sahel.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed comments on the MENA region's most significant issues and trends. Today, we focus on the recent Sharm el-Sheikh meeting between Bennett and al-Sisi. Together with opening a new chapter in Israel-Egypt ties, the summit also represents a step forward in the process of normalisation that has been underway for a year between Israel and its Arab neighbours, with potential developments for the region and beyond.
The new AUKUS security partnership in the Indo-Pacific launched by the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to counter China’s presence in the region shall enhance the development of joint capabilities and technology sharing, deepening integration of security and defence-related science, technology, industrial bases, and supply chains. It will require a trilateral, 18-month-long diplomatic effort to seek an optimal pathway.
La città californiana, ora alimentata per il 45% da fonti fossili, accelera la transizione energetica per diventare un modello globale. Necessari però anche investimenti, pubblici e privati.
Stati Uniti, Regno Unito e Australia lanciano “Aukus”, un partenariato di sicurezza per l’Indo-Pacifico, ma il vero obiettivo è contenere la minaccia cinese.
L’accordo di Parigi pone l’obiettivo di mantenere l’aumento della temperatura media globale ben al di sotto di 2°C rispetto ai livelli preindustriali, e proseguire l’azione volta a limitare l’aumento a 1,5°C. La scienza (IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) informa che gli effetti che si avrebbero se la temperatura venisse mantenuta entro 1.5°C rispetto a 2°C sarebbero molto diversi e invita a perseguire il target più basso per prevenire cambiamenti di lunga durata o irreversibili, inclusa la perdita di ecosistemi vitali.
The unprecedented number of cyber-attacks that have rocked some of the world’s biggest companies and government agencies over the last few years makes cyber diplomacy one of the most urgent issues of the century.
However, catching up to disruptive technologies while curbing military escalation in cyberspace presents both opportunities and obstacles.
Twenty years ago today, the US was struck by the World Trade Center attacks. Those attacks had a profound effect on many different levels and marked the beginning of the War on Terror — ushering in a US-led military intervention in Afghanistan in 2001 and in Iraq in 2003. Two decades later, the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has come to an end, as US President Joe Biden has announced the end of America's "longest war" while the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan once again.
Il G20 Salute ha formulato impegni ambiziosi per contrastare il Covid-19 premendo sull’acceleratore dei vaccini. Serviranno però maggiori sforzi per riformare il sistema multilaterale.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analyses and informed comments on the most significant developments in the MENA region and beyond, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we turn the spotlight on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, one of the most significant terrorist acts in modern history and probably the single event that has had the most impact on the history of the 21st century, especially for the MENA region.