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.
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.
When al-Qaida perpetrated the 9/11 attacks, the immediate response from within the group, not to speak of the broader militant Islamist movement, was not unanimously positive. Senior leaders including Said al-Adl and Abu Hafs al-Mauritani opposed the strikes out of strategic concerns. Nonetheless, it was the attacks against the US homeland that catapulted al-Qaida from being one among several militant Islamist groups in the region to become the indisputable banner carrier of Jihadis worldwide.
The fall of Kabul has taken Afghanistan and counterterrorism experts and non-experts alike by surprise. Commentators were quick to draw parallels with the Sahel and cast ominous premonitions on the fate of a region doomed to be next in the “Western clusterfucks agenda”.
On the 3rd of July 2013, the Egyptian military, supported by a large part of the Egyptian population as well as the judiciary, political opposition, and prominent religious representatives, ended the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood after only one year in power. Supporters of the Muslims Brothers refused this decision and insisted they would remain in the streets to protest these measures. However, after 40 days, the Egyptian security forces intervened and ended these sit-ins in Cairo and Giza.
The twenty-year war in Afghanistan (2001 to 2021) has come to an end. This latest conflict was shaped by two fronts: a more explicit one, pitting a long-lasting Taliban insurgency against foreign armies and a national government, which the fundamentalist movement deemed illegitimate; and another, less manifest one, embodied in the struggle to counter jihadist terrorism which has taken root in the country and which is pursued by different groups and acronyms.