Water scarcity in China is threatening both social stability and economic expansion. Droughts, uneven distribution of water across the country and high levels of pollution in the major rivers and lakes reduce hydropower availability, endangering energy supplies, and undermine agricultural productivity, posing serious challenges to China’s food security. Concerned by the potential implication of the issue Beijing has adopted a strategy that will likely have implications for the whole region.
Occupy Wall Street, the indignados and the other protest movements that have swept the world after the financial crisis have all aired grievances about inequality and unemployment. The world financial crisis cannot be considered to have impacted neutrally on all income groups and across all types of wealth producing activities. Equally, the measures implemented to tackle the inherent causes of the crisis are affecting differently labor and capital factors.
With the independence of South Sudan on the 9th of July 2011, the Horn of Africa as a whole , besides the two Sudans, is facing an array of challenges. The 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that lead to the independence of Juba from Khartoum leaves some of the most contentious issues behind the civil war still open, both in the relationship between the two Sudans and within (Northern) Sudan. The main issues concern the division of resources (oil and Nile waters), the state of the internal conflicts in Sudan, borders (including the Abyei region) and citizenship.
Japan is facing hard times. Domestic politics is stuck in a stalemate and is as ever replacing Prime Minister every 12-18 months. Economic growth remains sluggish, the country is burdened with public debt amounting to 200% of the country’s GDP while at the same being confronted with a possibly nuclear-armed North Korea and a militarily growing assertive China. ISPI Studies has invited five authors European, Japanese and American authors to make sense of the current state and trends of Japanese politics, economics and foreign policies.
L'attenzione di governi nazionali, policy-makers e attori internazionali nei confronti dell'Africa si sta sempre di piu' spostando verso le problematiche della prevenzione dei conflitti e delle difficolta' affrontate in fase di ricostruzione.
L'evento è promosso dall'EEPA in collaborazione con ISPI (Programma Africa) e Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights.
All'incontro hanno parteciperanno, tra gli altri:
La Conferenza, organizzata nell'ambito del Programma Diritti umani dell'ISPI, ha offerto un'occasione di riflessione e dibattito sul diritto di asilo e sugli sviluppi a cui è soggetto il sistema internazionale di protezione dei rifugiati.
L'incontro con Hans-Christof Graf Sponeck (già Coordinatore umanitario delle Nazioni Unite in Irak) è stato organizzato dall'Ispi in collaborazione con la Società Italiana per la Organizzazione Internazionale - Sezione Piemonte, nell'ambito del ciclo di incontri "La riforma delle Nazioni Unite".
In 2010, 17 African nations celebrated the 50th anniversary of their independence. Africa’s records in economic progress and political stability, demography (an ambivalent issue) and education etc. have steadily improved, although the threat of future violence and disruption remains for vast regions. National crises increasingly interact with global affairs, in the Horn and elsewhere. As suggested in the recent book by V.S.