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Subnational climate action goes global – with California leading

Despite disinterest on the part of the Trump administration, US leadership in global climate governance continues to be advanced in a patchwork fashion. This is due largely to muscular moves by a pastiche of cities, states, corporations and civil society entities committed to ambitious climate action plans that leverage local insights and mandates...

Understanding the blue wave

The 2018 primary season has been interesting for the Democratic Party. Many relatively small results made huge waves on the web and social media as several new faces emerged as game changers both in generational and ideological terms...

I resilienti think tank di Washington di fronte alla sfida trumpista

Idee e persone: “people are policy”, sostiene il fondatore della Heritage Foundation Edwin Feulner. I think tank occupano uno spazio interstiziale molto specifico nel sistema delle influenze di Washington, nel quale connettono esperti (ovvero idee, conoscenza e competenze), economia e finanza, media e classe politica...

Immigration, whiteness, and party polarization. What’s new in Trump’s America?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional district is arguably the most surprising, and certainly the most hyped, episode in the current election cycle leading to the 2018 midterms this November...

Idlib: The Yalta of the Syrian conflict?

Idlib, an Aramaic word composed of “Adad” (God) and “Lib” (Center), means “The center of God”. It is also the name of the capital city of a province (that carries the same name) in northwest Syria near the Turkish border. To the west, it overlooks the Syrian coastal city of Latakia, which hosts the Russian naval base...

Israel’s regional policies: looking at both Washington and Moscow

US President Donald Trump’s announcement of the revival of the two-state solution during the middle of Israel’s quiet and joyful celebration of its longest religious holiday Sukkoon – even if abruptly recanted – hit Israel’s leadership like a thunderbolt...

Le scelte difficili dell’Europa post-atlantica

 Il modo in cui Washington ha negoziato la revisione del Nafta, il trattato commerciale con Messico e Canada, conferma due tratti centrali della strategia di Donald Trump...

The UN debate over international sanctions: a crisis of multilateralism

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proved unintentionally insightful when he hailed, in his late September speech to the United Nations General Assembly, the collapse of a landmark global accord...

I nuovi socialisti d’America

“Questo è il momento più importante nella storia dei Socialisti Democratici d’America ”, ha sostenuto recentemente un loro membro, il noto storico Maurice Isserman. E le cifre sembrano dargli ragione...

Weakness at the center of the realm?

In 2018, the United States is confronted with a deeply unsettling question: How is it possible for a whole country to fall into the hands of a potential tyrant? With his daily attacks against the press, labeled “enemy of the people”, Trump seems to have crossed a red line and aligned himself with dark figures like Vladimir Putin, Recep Erdogan and Rodrigo Duterte...