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Women and society in the US
West Palm Beach, Florida (Jennifer Podis/Zuma Press)

West Palm Beach, Florida

Middle-class women in post-recession America: greater responsibility, greater vulnerability

When the Great Recession hit, the term “mancession” was coined in the US to describe the disproportionate amount of unemployment affecting males. By some counts men lost more than twice as many...

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The stalled march to the top: career women in the US

There is no longer any doubt that individual women can reach the top of the career ladder in America - think Federal Reserve’s Chairman Janet Yellen and Pepsi Co’s CEO Indra Nooyi...

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L’aborto negli USA: diritti delle donne e discriminazioni sociali

Il numero di aborti nel 2013 è tornato ai livelli, molto bassi, del 1973 – l’anno della sentenza della Corte suprema nel caso Roe vs. Wade, che legalizzò l’interruzione di gravidanza. Eppure...

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Algeria at the polls
Algiers, Algeria (Mohamed Kadri/PhotoShot)

Algiers, Algeria

Bouteflika after Bouteflika: Algeria's internal challenges and regional role

Three years after the Arab revolutions drove out dictatorships but could not bring in democracy (with the exception of Tunisia), Algeria held presidential elections this April...

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Mideast peace
Migron outpost, West Bank (Debbie Hill/UPI/Eyevine)

Migron outpost, West Bank

Stalemate in the Middle East Peace Process: in search of a way out

The US-brokered peace talks are close to collapse: Palestinians and Israelis are considering what will happen “the day after”. The latter is the title of a report released a few weeks ago by the Palestinian...

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Radical movements across the Middle East
Aleppo, Syria (Medyan Dairieh/Zuma Press)

Aleppo, Syria

La spaccatura nel jihadismo internazionale: ISIS contro Al-Nusra in Siria

“I nostri cuori e quelli della Umma sono rammaricati per lo scontro fra mujaheddin in Siria. Esortiamo tutti i gruppi jihadisti in Siria a unirsi per far cadere il regime criminale di Al-Assad...

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Asia and the world
(Planetary Visions Ltd)

(Planetary Visions Ltd)

Artico: l’Asia di fronte alla nuova frontiera geopolitica

Il crescente interesse dei maggiori paesi asiatici nei confronti di una governance condivisa dell’Artico, pur privo di apparente aggressività, sembra destinato a provocare nuove tensioni data...

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Aspen European Dialogue
Federica Mogherini and Philip Stephens, Aspen European Dialogue, Aspen Institute

Rome, Italy

Europe’s shifting politics: the challenge of smarter integration

Italy's Foreign Minister, Federica Mogherini, spoke at the annual Aspen European Dialogue conference dedicated to European politics and external policies. Special attention was devoted to the repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis. We publish here a selection of European and US voices...

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