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What we really know about climate change

In 1988, the US Congress hearings on the anthropogenic origin of climate change, and on the necessary actions against it, had astonishing success...

Peacemaker or peace-breaker: Russia’s emerging role in Syria

A wave of nightmarish terrorism starting with the downing of a chartered Russian plane in Sinai followed by the devastating bombings in Beirut and most recently the shocking attacks in Paris have the commonality of the war in Syria...

The sticking points between Russia, Ukraine and the West

A horrific series of attacks by ISIS in Paris, Beirut and over the Sinai in recent weeks have turned the world’s attention toward Syria – once again...

How a new leadership could emerge in Russia

The Russian opposition is a disoriented, closely-knit community of activists and leaders, many of whom have discredited themselves in recent years...

Cambiamenti climatici: previsioni, informazione e politica

I governi di più di 190 nazioni riuniti alla conferenza di Parigi sul clima dal 30 novembre all’11 dicembre guardano al decennio successivo al 2020, quando si esauriranno gli impegni attuali in materia di emissioni di gas serra...

Can Europe solve the Russian enigma?

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest...

Movements for local autonomy: from fringe to center stage

The rise of localism, or the excessive devotion to and promotion of the interests of a particular region, is certainly a global phenomenon...

Europe, East and West: Is there a Central European anomaly?

In May 2014, the European Union celebrated 10 years since its Eastern enlargement: between 2004 and 2007 twelve more countries from Eastern and Central Europe joined the 15 member states, symbolically signaling an end in their transition from communism and planned economy to liberal democracy and the free market...

Realtà, miti ed errori nella vicenda dell’euro

Poche volte in passato l'Europa si è accapigliata con passione attorno a una questione economica come quest'anno: di solito ci si divide su grandi questioni di principio, o ci si unisce dopo tragici fatti come quelli recenti di Parigi. La lunga trattativa per il rinnovo del prestito alla Grecia è stata, perciò, un'eccezione significativa...

La dottrina Hillary?

Se eletta, Hillary Clinton non sarebbe solo la prima donna alla Casa Bianca (e, per pochi mesi, il secondo presidente per anzianità, dopo Ronald Reagan), ma anche il primo segretario di Stato che conquista la presidenza dai tempi di James Buchanan (1857 – 1861, non un luminoso precedente, peraltro)...