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L’Egitto ancora senza Parlamento

Da due anni privo di Parlamento, l’Egitto rischia di restare senza un potere legislativo ancora per un po’. Le elezioni previste per marzo che dovevano eleggere il Parlamento sono infatti destinate a slittare. Questo è quanto ha confermato il 3 marzo la Corte amministrativa del Cairo, che non lascia presagire strade alternative...

Gli Stati Uniti contro Al-Qaeda in Yemen: il golpe degli Huthi e i dilemmi geopolitici

La crisi politico-istituzionale dello Yemen sta obbligando gli Stati Uniti a ridefinire interlocutori e tattica di counterterrorism nel Paese per contrastare Al-Qaeda nella Penisola Arabica (AQAP)...

Resetting US leadership after the Ukraine-Russia crisis

Five years from now, if not sooner, policymakers in Washington will look back on events in Ukraine and possibly think, “We should have seen it coming.” From such perspective, the 2009 so-called “reset” in US-Russia relations was a failed, perhaps naïve attempt to cooperate with Moscow...

Washington and the Iranian nuclear issue: a domestic battle in the US

As talks between Iran and the E3+3 (Britain, France, Germany, plus China, Russia and the US) continue in light of the looming June deadline for a final agreement, the Obama administration and the US Congress are increasingly clashing over the best way to deal with Tehran’s nuclear ambitions...

La politica del cyberspazio negli USA

Tra la Casa Bianca e le imprese americane è in corso un braccio di ferro senza precedenti. Ad arroventare i rapporti tra le parti sono le nuove misure per la sicurezza cibernetica, messe a punto dall’amministrazione statunitense e non particolarmente gradite ad amministratori delegati e investitori...

The use of force: old political fault lines but a new context for US policy

On February 24th, Islamic State fighters abducted more than a hundred Assyrian Christians from a town in northeastern Syria, the latest in a spate of increasingly bold attacks by the extremist group, whose reach has moved beyond that country and Iraq to also include parts of Libya...

Why the US has not drifted away from Europe’s problems

With less than two years left in President Barack Obama’s final term in office, the debate about his foreign policy legacy is now well underway in Washington. Early on in the Obama presidency, there was much talk about the so-called American “pivot” to Asia and whether it would come at the cost of the transatlantic partnership...

La guerra allo Stato Islamico si trasforma in una “guerra civile” all’interno dell’Islam sunnita

Il rapimento e la barbara uccisione di un pilota dell'aeronautica militare giordana in Siria e la decapitazione di 21 egiziani copti in Libia sono due episodi legati fra loro...

Why the US and the UK are right in not paying ransoms to terrorists

There are few lies that have been exposed more often and more convincingly than government assertions that they never talk to terrorists. Almost every government says that negotiations with terrorists are out of the question, but few governments actually live by this principle...

Europe’s options on Libya: no easy way out

In the first two months of 2015, Libya has rapidly climbed in the list of the top foreign policy priorities of many European capitals...