51% of Israelis do not want Netanyahu to remain as Prime Minister, while only 21% of Israelis want a government with Haredi parties (Channel 12 poll): looking at the dynamics at play, it seems difficult that this statement will be reinforced by the still uncertain results of March 23rd. The hope is, however, that this election can put an end to the political stalemate of the last two years.
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What started as a diplomatic success and a unique occasion of interfaith dialogue for Iraq as well as its Kurdish autonomous region ended up triggering some unforeseen implications that have caused quite a headache for both Kurdish officials in Erbil and chancelleries in Ankara and Teheran.
The decade that began last year will be particularly crucial in determining the new trends of the global economy. International trade will be no exception. First, the pandemic has clearly hit both supply and demand hard, so it is necessary to get both back up to steam. Secondly, technological innovation is also revolutionising how goods and services are traded.
As the Arab Spring unfolded in the Middle East region back in 2011, Iran expressed its encouragement for the uprisings, naming them “Islamic Awakenings”. However, as the protests reached Damascus, Tehran offered its unwavering support to its longtime ally, the Assad regime.
The Rome 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 on Lebanon, where citizens are taking to the streets once again, protesting against the economic crisis and the political impasse.
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2020 was a terrible year for Asia but for some less than for others. A number of countries managed to grow positively despite the pandemic, with Mainland China as the most obvious example but not the only one. Taiwan grew above potential and Vietnam grew positively. The rest of Asia really had a hard time, especially India as well as Indonesia and the Philippines, due to the much wider spread of the pandemic and the limited fiscal and monetary space.
L’approfondimento si inserisce nel dibattito internazionale che si è sviluppato attorno alla presunta perdita d’influenza russa nel proprio immediato vicinato, dibattito riaccesosi di recente a seguito delle crisi politiche scoppiate nella seconda metà del 2020 in Bielorussia, Kirghizistan e Armenia. Vengono esaminate dunque le politiche di Mosca nel proprio vicinato muovendo dai suoi due obiettivi di lungo periodo: mantenere un ruolo egemonico nello spazio post-sovietico e promuovere la costituzione di un nuovo equilibrio multipolare dello scenario politico internazionale.
The Rome MED This Week newsletter provides experts’ analyses and informed comments on the most significant issues and trends in the MENA region. Today, we turn the spotlight on the future of the JCPOA, after the Biden administration confirmed its availability to restart nuclear talks with Iran and the IAEA reached a compromise with Tehran to extend limited monitoring activities for up to three months.
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Since 2011, Libya has been increasingly described as politically, militarily and territorially fragmented, lacking a strong central authority and solid national political and military institutions. In particular, the disconnect between political and military actors, that is the inability of representatives of transitional state institutions to exercise their authority on the armed groups on the ground, has proved detrimental to restore state authority.
The new Rome MED This Week newsletter provides experts’ analyses and informed comments on the most significant developments in the MENA region, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. This week, Yemen takes centre stage after Biden’s recent announcements that could change the critical situation on the ground.
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