The Horn of Africa is considered as one of the least stable regions of the continent. The Analysis takes into consideration the local, regional and international causes of conflict in this area at the present time. In particular, the role of the US (after the 11th of September 2001), China, Russia and India is thoroughly analysed. The paper suggests that regional factors play the more relevant part in the dynamics of instability in the Horn of Africa and therefore they should be addressed in order to reduce conflicts in the area.
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The high instabilty in the Horn of Africa is primarily due to ethnic, political and religious issues. Such issues are clearly linked to economic factors as well. In the history of the Region serious economic crisis have triggered revolutions and changes in governments. The countries of the Horn of Africa are some of the poorest countries in the world, with large percentages of their population living under the poverty line.
This analysis seeks to outline the role of pro-government youth organisations in Russia in supporting the Kremlin’s policy agenda in relation to the modernization process. Particularly, it shows the shift in the movements’ main role from bulwark against coloured revolutions to championing the incumbents’ plan of “conservative modernisation”: this expression was coined by Dmitrii Trenin to indicate the leaders’ priority of reforming the country without losing traditional values and political stability.
Why have the EU and Russia decided to engage in a new form of cooperation, the Partnership for Modernization? What is its mission and how does it differentiate from the Partnership and Cooperation agreement (renovation underway)? What does modernization mean for Russia and what are her expectations of this strengthened cooperation with Brussels? At the moment the PfM raises many questions, while its outcomes are still uncertain.
This policy brief analyzes how the end of the Cold War has characterized regional dynamics within the states of the Horn. The hegemonic role of Ethiopia has been strengthened by its intervention in Somalia, as well as by the Eritrean situation. The ‘economic miracle’ experienced by Ethiopia is also helping to consolidate its role in the region. The division of Sudan into two states is expected to change the regional dynamics as well.
After more than fifteen years of unsuccessful diplomatic efforts to settle the conflicts in the South Caucasus, the international community should look for different approaches to improve the situation in the region. First of all, it would be necessary to enhance new confidence-building processes to restore communication and mutual understanding between the countries and peoples of the South Caucasus.
Somalia's recent history is emblematic of the issues and fault lines which flow through the Horn of Africa.
The past 20 years have witnessed the adoption of different policies and geopolitical strate-gies but their outcome has been poor and the violence and social and economic misery affecting Somalis is an evident international failure.
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La crisi economica ha colpito severamente l’Unione europea e l’Eurozona in particolare. Proprio nel momento in cui si concludeva un quasi decennale processo di modifica dei Trattati con l’entrata in vigore del Trattato di Lisbona – dopo la fallimentare esperienza della Costituzione europea – l’Ue ha dovuto fare i conti con una crisi che imponeva l’utilizzo di strumenti e procedure che nemmeno il nuovo Trattato prevedeva.
The European Council meeting of 24/25 March 2011 delivered parts of a “comprehensive package” for the reform of European economic governance.In the last twelve months, the reform of economic governance moved forward at an impressive speed. But last Friday’s summit by far did not solve the most pressing issues ahead. The EU, and especially the Eurozone, will have to continue tackling tricky questions some of which concern the political nature of the Eurozone. Two examples illustrate this.