Russia’s preoccupation with the war in Ukraine and its subsequently forced passiveness in the South Caucasus has created a security vacuum in the region, where it had previously established a military-political hegemony. The balance of power has shifted in favour of the Azerbaijani-Turkish nexus, creating a new geopolitical reality, which comes with both opportunities and challenges. A new redistribution of power in the region has granted Georgia more room to manoeuvre in its foreign policy.
After Azerbaijan’s 2020 military victory over Armenia, in which it reclaimed most of the territory it lost in a prior conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh more than two decades earlier, key decision-makers thought the country should return to the concept of 'strategic patience'.[i] This policy of waiting for the right moment to maximise its interests has guided Baku’s approach to conflict with Armenia for the past 25 years and helped Azerbaijan to beco
One of the big unknowns linked to the war in Ukraine is the role that Russia will occupy in the post-Soviet region in the future. In Marlene Laruelle’s words, the war that ‘intended to restore Russian strength has instead left the country weaker’, bringing about the ‘end of the Post-Soviet order’.
After four turbulent years in the transatlantic partnership under President Trump, the Biden administration aspired to rebuild trust among its allies. Under the slogan “America is back” President Biden and senior officials not only emphasized their commitment to the transatlantic partnership but also proposed a future-oriented agenda to increase institutional innovation and resilience.
Almost exactly sixty years ago John F. Kennedy, a first-term Democratic president from the moderate wing of his party, campaigned across the country to prevent his party from losing control of Congress in the midterm elections. Kennedy had come under fire from the liberal wing of his party, and from African Americans marching for their civil rights, for being too timid in advocating for progressive change, but he was also under pressure from others in his party and beyond to revive a slowing economy.
All'alba del 24 febbraio 2022 il presidente russo Vladimir Putin ha dato l'ordine di invadere la vicina Ucraina. I mesi che sono passati hanno sconvolto il quadro geopolitico, oltre a stimolare grandi interrogativi sulle prospettive russe, dall’economia alle relazioni internazionali. Quale sarà il ruolo di Putin e la sua eredità sul Paese?
Il conflitto russo-ucraino ha avuto ripercussioni inattese anche sul Medio Oriente e sul Nord Africa. Da tempo infatti ingenti risorse militari, economiche e diplomatiche sono investite in quelle aree, così da evitare un isolamenti internazionale che minerebbe la stabilità del paese. Sul quadro, poi, pesa anche l’importanza delle forniture alimentari che hanno già messo alla prova negli ultimi mesi la tenuta di alcuni governi.