Uno degli ostacoli più difficili da superare per gli Stati Uniti e i loro alleati qualora decidessero di intervenire militarmente in Siria è la mancanza di approvazione di tale missione da parte del Consiglio di Sicurezza dove la Russia rimane determinata a vetare qualunque proposta in tal senso. Una situazione simile era occorsa anche nel 1999 prima della guerra in Kosovo e proprio al modello seguito allora ci si potrebbe rifare per un attacco in Siria.
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In an admirable show of determination, the Egyptian youth through the rebel movement, "Tamarod," mobilized tens of millions of Egyptians to restore their freedom and preserve their national character.
By Mustafa Özdemir, Turkish journalist
Last weekend as Turkish demonstrators took to the streets chanting in protest, others stayed inside watching a documentary about penguins broadcasted on CNN Turk. Another large news channel, NTV, aired a documentary on Adolf Hitler--all while protesters walked the streets demanding more freedom! They were in solidarity, like the penguins on TV...
In a country long known for its tradition of tolerance, the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV) is an outlier. Vocally Islamophobic and unapologetically Euro-skeptic, the party has risen to global prominence by embodying the rise of Europe’s growing far-right fringe. At the forefront of the PVV is Geert Wilders – a Dutch parliamentarian infamous for his uncensored criticism of Islam.
Two years after the Revolution that toppled former President Ben Ali, where does the Tunisian transition stand? Which direction is the transformation process of Tunisian institutions taking? Do Tunisian people see real changes?
Viktor Orbán, the powerful Prime Minister of Hungary, has been making every effort at home to build an image as an European troublemaker.
By any measure, the last 16 months have been extraordinary in Libya, and by the time this commentary is issued, they will have held their first real elections since the early 1960's when all the candidates had to run as independents. Unlike the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Libya's required a protracted and bloody civil war between Gheddafi loyalists and the rest of the country, the interventions of the UN and NATO, and the military involvement of several nations.
La vittoria di Vladimir Putin, al primo turno come voluto dal Cremlino, è stata conseguita sotto il segno della “stabilità” promessa ai russi, ma anche al resto del mondo. Resta, però, da capire se il leader russo – tornato alla presidenza per altri 6 anni, dopo otto da presidente e quattro da premier – potrà e vorrà garantire la continuità della sua politica.
«Where is Egypt heading?», a question that until today circulates in the Egyptian street and even widely among intellectuals and experts. After one year of its commencement, one would be flawed to think that the Egyptian revolution is now easy to understand or that it is becoming clearer with time where Egypt is heading to.
Yemen’s latest escalation is deteriorating the situation on the ground and putting a strain on the “renewed international momentum” recently announced by the UN special envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths. Over the last weeks, the Houthis launched an offensive to seize the strategic town of Marib, while, on the external front, several Saudi oil and military facilities were targeted. Besides Riyadh’s prompt response, the current escalation risks undermine Biden’s diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in the country.