Jacopo Maria Pepe

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Jacopo Maria Pepe

Jacopo Maria Pepe is a German-Italian Research Fellow at the Berlin Centre for Caspian Region Studies at the Freie Universität and a PhD candidate in the CREES Programme. He has worked at the Department for Eastern Europe and CIS States for DB-Schenker Rail, and is an advisor to the Italian Foreign Ministry on issues related to Turkey, the Middle East and Eurasia. He is currently Visiting Researcher at the Edwin Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

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La Cina e il nuovo ordine euro-asiatico

Sin dal 2013, quando il Presidente cinese Xi Jinping ne delineò gli obiettivi, l'iniziativa ormai nota come “Nuova Via della Seta” o “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) è rapidamente divenuta fulcro della politica estera della Cina in Eurasia e a livello globale e...

La Siria come crisi macro-regionale: una “guerra per le pipeline”?

La guerra civile siriana, che si protrae ormai dal 2011, sta ridisegnando la mappa geopolitica del Medio Oriente, nell’ambito di una generale ri-organizzazione degli assetti politico-economici dell’intero continente euroasiatico...

La coalizione russo-iraniana e il Medio Oriente “post-americano”

La guerra civile siriana e l'espansione dello Stato Islamico rappresentano il culmine di un processo di collasso dell'ordine statale medio-orientale. Dal vuoto di potere geopolitico che segue il riorientamento della potenza garante americana verso l'Asia sta sorgendo un Medio Oriente “post-americano” e “post-occidentale”...

Germany as Europe's hegemon by default

Eight years after the outbreak of the crisis that has shaken the euro and proven to be the biggest challenge for the future of the European Union, Berlin has become what might be called the unwilling hegemon by default in Europe...

China's drive to create a long-distance trading network in Eurasia

In September 2013, the newly-elected President of China, Xi Jinping, visited Kazakhstan and other Central Asian states. In his speech at the Nazarbayev University he presented the “Silk Road Economic Belt” project, which was followed by the signature of a number of relevant bilateral agreements in the energy, telecommunications and transport sectors...

A grand strategy toward Russia and Ukraine: the German lead needs the EU's support

Geopolitically and geoeconomically, the EU’s relations with Russia have been tense for many years. The gas wars between Kiev and Moscow have hit some Eastern European member states, jeopardizing Europe's energy security. The Russian-Georgian war of 2008 led to a new debate over resurging Russian imperialism...