Kenya's general election due in August is fast approaching and the economy seems to have taken centre stage in all fo
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed comments upon the MENA region's most significant issues and trends. Today we place the spotlight upon Iraq, where an extended political crisis has abruptly resulted in the occupation of the Iraqi parliament by the supporters of the influential leader Muqtada al-Sadr, and a potential confrontation between different Shia factions.
The long-anticipated tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (RevCon), which began only two days ago, on 1 August, comes at a time of precarity within the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
For Asia, the first half of 2022 has been marred by the implications of the war in Ukraine – as everywhere else in the world – but it has also been a time for elections in the region’s key countries.
Great power competition in Asia comes with the need for China and the US to secure alliances and partnership in the region. In the first half of the 2022, four of the major players – Japan, South Korea, Australia and Philippines – changed the government or held elections. In each of these countries how to relate with China was one of the biggest issues in foreign policy.
Il Focus Sicurezza Energetica guarda alle principali dinamiche della Energy Politics prodottesi nel primo quadrimestre del 2022. Lo sguardo è rivolto alle ricadute della guerra in Ucraina sugli scenari energetici maggiormente coinvolti dalla crisi, con un'attenzione particolare ai segnali di riposizionamento di paesi produttori e consumatori dello spazio eurasiatico e atlantico.
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 upon Libya, looking at the end of a three-month oil blockade in the country as well as the recent clashes among militias in Tripoli and Misrata.
The transition from energy systems dominated by fossil fuels to ones based on renewable electricity and carbon-free molecules will significantly impact existing value chains and transform production to consumption lifecycles, dramatically altering interactions among stakeholders.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, launched on 24 February 2022, has been a watershed moment in many ways. Not only it has brought large-scale conventional war back to European soil after decades of peace, but it has also disrupted a large number of trends on a continental and global scale. Among the domains worst affected by the conflict, energy – and the energy transition – features prominently, with two diverging effects.
The world is facing sustainability challenges and constraints due to resource depletion, wasteful and harmful production and consumption, and the emerging impacts of climate change.