Very few expected the Taliban to have reformed since they were deposed from their seat of power in 2001. Amid their two decades-long violent campaign to recapture power, the Taliban leaders themselves reached out to the international media describing how they are willing to forsake their earlier obscurantist image that made them unacceptable to the international community.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed comments on the MENA region’s most significant issues and trends. Today, we turn the spotlight on Iraq, where citizens are called to the polls in an early attempt to re-shape a political landscape that has struggled to meet people’s expectations since 2019.
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La corte suprema della Polonia non riconosce la superiorità del diritto europeo sulle leggi nazionali. È il primo passo verso una “Polexit”?
If the "Pivot to Asia" — the strategic rebalancing of American interests from Europe and the Middle East to East Asia — was former President Barack Obama’s goal, it seems to be now more than ever US President Joe Biden’s mantra, given the bolder approach of the current administration to counter Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s increasingly assertive policy. This is happening not without jolts from Washington, which has pulled more than a few blows to its allies.
The Rome MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed comments on the MENA region’s most significant issues and trends. Today we turn the spotlight on Libya, where the protracted debate on the new electoral law and the no confidence vote against Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah threaten the country’s fragile transition process and raise concerns over Libyan stability ahead of the election.
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Una ripresa post-pandemica sostenibile richiede un ripensamento dei piani di investimento dei governi. Per superare le sfide servirà una visione a lungo termine.
Although the greenhouse effect caused by human activities was recognised by science long ago, climate change only entered the international political agenda in the late 1970s. It took even longer for the international community to adopt an international treaty that set some common rules aimed at reducing emissions and adapting to climate adverse effects. Indeed, the UN climate regime was only formed in the early 1990s and since then it has constantly evolved through negotiation processes that have led to the adoption of new treaties and protocols.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs plainly stated that the last G7 summit was a waste of resources. He believes the G7 should be discontinued as it is no longer representative nor effective as a policy forum. He noted that G7 countries dropped to 31% of global GDP in 2021 compared to 51% in 1980, whereas Asian developing countries moved from 9% up to 33%.
Israele si affaccia su questo ultimo trimestre del 2021 cercando di lasciarsi alle spalle una crisi multidimensionale: sanitaria, economica, sociale e governativa. La formazione di un nuovo governo a giugno scorso, fa sperare in un superamento dell’impasse politica degli ultimi due anni che permetta di affrontare tematiche importanti per la sicurezza e la stabilità dello stato.