The cases of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and vice-President William Ruto, indicted at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and, the former, also for genocide, marked a turning point for Africa’s continental engagement with the ICC.
In September, 2013 the Parliament voted to withdraw Kenya out of the ICC, being the second time it made this move. There is currently a bill pending in parliament seeking to repeal the ICC/Rome Statute’s implementation statute, the International Crimes Act.
In zone di guerra e realtà politicamente instabili, le donne finiscono per essere due volte vittime delle drammatiche circostanze in cui vengono a trovarsi: sono schiacciate, infatti, sia dai traumi bellici, spesso appesantiti da contrasti politici e/o religiosi, sia dal potere maschile, perché il loro corpo, come sostiene il prof. Marcello Flores, paga “l'aggravante di essere donna”.
The EU and Japan have big plans to intensify and institutionalize cooperation in international politics and security. A bilateral agreement, through which such increased and institutionalized cooperation is envisioned to take place is the EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). The SPA will cover cooperation in regional and global politics and security and is envisioned to give the e.g. current EU-Japan ad-hoc on the ground non-military security cooperation an institutional framework.
Che capovolgimento della situazione! Nel 2006, in vista delle elezioni presidenziali dell’anno successivo, il Partito socialista francese sperimentò delle primarie che potremmo definire semi-aperte, poiché erano stati chiamati a parteciparvi anche tutti coloro ai quali era stata offerta la possibilità di tesserarsi nei mesi precedenti per soli venti euro. Ségolène Royal sorprese tutti vincendo al primo turno contro due avversari di rilievo come Laurent Fabius e Dominique Strauss-Kahn, soprannominati gli «elefanti socialisti».
Dopo il recente 25esimo anniversario della dichiarazione d’indipendenza dall’Unione Sovietica, un’altra importante ricorrenza si avvicina per il Turkmenistan. Il 21 dicembre 2006, infatti, scompariva Saparmyrat Nyazov, padre padrone della Repubblica centro asiatica, la cui uscita di scena spianò la strada alla salita al potere dell’attuale presidente, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.
While the G20 originated with the aim to be more representative of developing countries’ interests than other existing global alliances, such as the G7, and the G20’s agenda has considerable importance in the development of Africa, South Africa remains the only permanent African member of the institution, the only African voice within the group. This under-representation of Africa is partly an internally-driven problem, i.e.
While the summit of the world's twenty major economies is approaching, the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) is about to turn one year old. Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets set the scene for economic, environmental, and social progress over the next 15 years.
The conventional wisdom is that Barack Obama is America’s first ‘Pacific president’. Obama grew up in Hawaii and Jakarta. The ‘pivot to Asia’ is Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement. And the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the cornerstone of Obama’s trade policy. By contrast, Europe is – or at least appears to be – less important to the U.S. President. Obama has few if any obvious European roots. His attention to European security has been sporadic rather than strategic. And his determination to conclude the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) before...
“Fighting al-Qaida before the Huthis”: the United Arab Emirates (Uae) have recently rebalanced their military commitment in Yemen, prioritizing counterterrorism operations against jihadi groups, in particular with regard to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (Aqap). Since March 2015, the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen against Zaydi Shia militias (the Huthis of Ansarullah, plus former president Ali Abdullah Saleh’s loyalists) has been marking a watershed for Gulf monarchies’ military projection outside their boundaries.