The way Afghanistan fell in Taliban’s hands represented a huge blow for the United States and its allies. Not only did it reflect the many flaws of a two-decade-long military campaign which resulted in huge human and economic costs for locals and foreign forces alike, but it also unequivocally stressed the superior will to fight of a foe, the Taliban movement, that, despite the huge blows it had to sustain, never relinquished its goal.
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The COVID-19 pandemic showcases the need for a fundamental systemic change in migration management. In this framework, working together is the only viable scheme to accomplish an effective and sustainable response to the international migration phenomenon.
Abstract. For some years, various countries have been engaged in a race for the militarization of 'outer space' and the creation of new space forces. This race is having consequences on technology, war strategy, and international relations.
Research questions. What are the programs and resources allocated to the new Space Forces? What new technologies will future wars be fought with? What new risks are being created? Is it possible to slow down the new space race and transform this effort into economic and social opportunities?
Early on Wednesday morning, October 13th, Kosovo’s police raided several targets across the country, including Mitrovica. During and after the raids against suspected smugglers, they arrested eight people and issued arrest warrants for another ten. Six of the arrested people are of Albanian nationality, one is Serb Serbia, and another is Bosnjak. Eight out of the ten people who received arrest warrants are Albanian while two are Serbs.
Sono trascorsi vent’anni dagli attacchi al World Trade Center del 2001. Si è trattato di un momento simbolico per la galassia jihadista, con ampie ripercussioni a livello mondiale. Inoltre, a distanza di vent’anni dall’inizio della “guerra più lunga” di Washington, le truppe statunitensi hanno completato il proprio ritiro e i talebani hanno assunto il potere in Afghanistan. Come è cambiata la nebulosa jihadista dal 2001, e quali sono le sue possibili linee evolutive future?
In Algeria il quadro politico interno è stato caratterizzato dallo svolgimento delle elezioni legislative di giugno, che tuttavia hanno fatto registrare un record negativo di affluenza. A livello economico, permangono gli effetti della crisi innescata dal Covid-19, che ha penalizzato particolarmente i sistemi economici poco diversificati come quello algerino, incentrato quasi esclusivamente sull’esportazione di idrocarburi.
Vent’anni dopo la catastrofe dell’11 settembre, il quadro della lotta alla minaccia jihadista appare multiforme e composito, mostrando sia luci sia ombre.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analyses and informed comments on the most significant developments in the MENA region and beyond, bringing together unique opinions on the topic and reliable foresight on future scenarios. Today, we turn the spotlight on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, one of the most significant terrorist acts in modern history and probably the single event that has had the most impact on the history of the 21st century, especially for the MENA region.
Twenty years have passed since the 9/11 attacks — an event that had wide-ranging implications from different perspectives: on policy-makers’ decisions in domestic and foreign policy; on collective imaginary and on society; and, not last, on the very jihadi movement and its evolution.
The twenty-year war in Afghanistan (2001 to 2021) has come to an end. This latest conflict was shaped by two fronts: a more explicit one, pitting a long-lasting Taliban insurgency against foreign armies and a national government, which the fundamentalist movement deemed illegitimate; and another, less manifest one, embodied in the struggle to counter jihadist terrorism which has taken root in the country and which is pursued by different groups and acronyms.