Colonel Mamady Doumbouya came into power on 5 September in a scenario that is not unheard of: the head of an elite battalion deposed President Alpha Condé to save Guinea through a “corrective coup”. This is the latest of a decade-long series of coups hitting West Africa where junior officers toppled an elected regime in the name of saving a country from a crisis. While the crisis was undeniable, how can the international community help prevent the next one?
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China and Africa’s ground-breaking declaration on climate change will profoundly impact China’s future international development strategy. In this blog, IDS Fellow Wei Shen highlights how and what more needs to be done to successfully implement this vision.
È ancora alta tensione al confine tra Russia e Ucraina. Ma la minaccia di sanzioni a Mosca non rassicura Kiev che teme ‘l’effetto Afghanistan’.
The US-China bilateral relationship is the most consequential one in the world, with major political, economic, and security ramifications. The deteriorating state of their relationship is a concern, not just in Washington and Beijing, but around the world, as their ‘strategic competition’ is resulting in uncomfortable decisions for leaders everywhere. This is especially acute in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA), where US security relationships and Chinese economic relationships are increasingly at odds.
Biden pensa al boicottaggio diplomatico delle Olimpiadi di Pechino 2022. E mentre monta il clamore per l’affaire Peng Shuai, i giochi per la Cina rischiano di trasformarsi in un boomerang.
Non si può trattare di G20 senza parlare di Stati Uniti. Oltre ad essere la principale economia globale, con un pil nel 2020 di oltre 20mila miliardi di dollari e quasi 330 milioni di abitanti, gli Stati Uniti sono stati anche fra i principali promotori del Gruppo dei Venti. Fin dai primi anni Novanta, infatti, Washington aveva capitanato gli sforzi per allargare i fora di governance internazionale, superando il G7 ed includendo anche le economie emergenti di Asia ed America Latina, con attenzione anche a Cina e Russia.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has adopted various instruments in order to maintain its regional primacy in the post-Soviet space (PSS). In particular, during the 1990s, a favourable political climate contributed to Russia negotiating all the ceasefire agreements that followed the violent ethno-conflicts that erupted in several states of the post-Soviet Union era.
The Russian Military Police (MP) ranks among the various structures developed in the context of the Russian defence reform, initiated in 2008.
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Over the past year and a half, the political scene in Kazakhstan has quieted down considerably. The mass protests that gripped the country during the 2019 presidential election and afterward are but a memory.