Fabio Petito is Senior Associate Research Fellow in ISPI and Head of the "Religions and International Relations" Programme promoted by ISPI and the Freedom of Religion or Belief & Foreign Policy Initiative (FoRB&FPI), University of Sussex - UK. He is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex. He has taught at SOAS in London, the ESCP-EAP in Paris and at ‘L’Orientale’ in Naples.
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Erik Jones is Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, and Director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Professor Jones is author of The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union (2002), Economic Adjustment and Political Transformation in Small States (2008), Weary Policeman: American Power in an Age of Austerity (2012, with Dana H. Allin), and The Year the European Crisis Ended (2014).
In Latin America (LatAm), line ministries are usually responsible for sectoral policy development and in charge of infrastructure planning (long-term plans), programming (medium to short-term programs) and individual project appraisal. Furthermore, in most of LatAm countries, there are inter-sectoral development plans and programs, compiled by planning secretaries or ministries of economy and finance, which include the previous sectoral efforts.
On 2 December 2019, Russia and China inaugurated the Power of Siberia pipeline, a new gas infrastructure that will boost diversification in China’s gas supply and ensure an enhanced role for Russian gas on the Chinese market. The new, 3000-km pipeline will probably reduce the weight of Turkmenistan and Australia in China’s foreign gas supplies, currently at 35% and 25.7% of total gas imports respectively ,and cover China’s rising demand for additional gas.
Hydrogen is enjoying an unprecedented momentum on policy makers’ and industries’ agendas. The international community is also demonstrating a solid commitment to tackle climate change, putting in place various solutions to achieve an energy strategy that aims for climate neutrality. In this context the European Union leads the way.
The Gulf, which is the world’s O&G center of gravity, is facing growing uncertainties. Some are prompted by traditional rivalries, recently strained by the US strategy of “maximum pressure” on Iran and by several asymmetric attacks occurred in the region. Some others are connected with the challenges that the energy transition poses to those States that based their economic fortune and their own domestic stability on oil revenues.
The European Commission in December 2019 declared that “an ambitious 5G introduction is essential for Europe to have a leading position and to take early advantage of the new market opportunities”. 5G will be a physical overhaul of essential networks that will have decades-long impact: it will entail the conversion to a mostly all-software network and future upgrades will be software updates much like the current upgrades to smartphones.
Over the last eight years, contentious actions such as street protests and sit-ins have been a constant presence in news reports from the MENA region. While a significant number of academic, journalistic, and think-tank articles have focused on the causes of social discontent and contentious actions in the region since 2011, few works have used a quantitative approach to investigate the determinants of protest participation.
As we all know, urbanisation is a crucial ingredient of our century and of globalisation. In this perspective, examining the features of European cities can be very useful. As a region of ancient city-dwelling, the Old Continent can provide a paradigm that, far from having to be reproduced as it is, can be the source of precious starting points for those areas of the world that deal with this challenge today, and in a much stronger way. Moreover, this issue is particularly significant today, just a few months after the European election round.
During his state visit to Russia in June 2019, Chinese leader Xi Jinping together with president Vladimir Putin oversaw several signings of investment cooperation agreements between Chinese and Russian companies. These documents promised over a billion dollars worth of Chinese foreign direct investments (FDI) in Russia in the years to come.