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2019 European elections: What’s new under the sun?

The 2019 elections for the EU Parliament might become the stage of the ultimate political battle: The one where relatively liberal and moderate forces, mostly composed of traditional center-right and center-left political parties, may openly confront nationalist and anti-establishment groups...

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...

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...

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...

L'onda di Bolsonaro sulle presidenziali brasiliane

Dopo il primo turno che ha visto quasi stravincere l’ex capitano dei paracadutisti Jair Bolsonaro – ha ottenuto il 46% dei suffragi, sfiorando il 50% più un voto necessario per chiudere la partita già ieri – molti analisti si chiedono che succederà in Brasile il prossimo 28 di ottobre e, soprattutto, a partire dal primo gennaio 2019, quando s’insedierà il nuovo presidente...

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...

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...

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...