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I quesiti irrisolti per la SPD tedesca

“Il risultato delle elezioni nel suo complesso è un rifiuto della Große Koalition”. È la sera del 24 settembre 2017 e a pronunciare queste parole è Martin Schulz, il cui partito, la SPD, ha raccolto solo il 20,5% dei voti, il peggior risultato elettorale dal 1949...

Toward a new coalition government: Germany’s European plans

The prospect of a new coalition government in Germany is long overdue for obvious domestic reasons (a country needs a government that can do policy work), but also in the European context. Germany’s European partners, France in particular, have been waiting anxiously for a reliable German government to form. They want to know which direction the country will take...

The Italian vote in Europe’s scenarios

 According to an interlocutor in Berlin who is accustomed to analyzing Italian affairs, there are three potential scenarios for the March election and for its impact on Europe...

Iran: causes and consequences of the recent unrest

Over the past few weeks, Iran has been shaken by what has been often described as the most widespread series of demonstrations in the country since 2009, which resulted in at least 22 casualties and thousands of arrests in a matter of days...

President Trump’s climate and energy policy: one year in

Almost one year after US President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the general contours of his administration’s approach to climate and energy policy is coming into focus...

International cyber governance between sovereignty and new arrangements

Cybersecurity is increasingly of central concern for governments, businesses and individuals. It is enough to know that 74% of businesses expect to be hacked each year...

Cyber intelligence e potere culturale per comprendere il mondo

La “cyber intelligence” coglie in un certo senso lo spirito del tempo: nel XXI secolo l’intelligence è certamente una “chiave di volta” per interpretare la realtà, e il fattore cyber né è parte essenziale, come per la vita quotidiana...

Spying through the microwave: intelligence gathering in an online world

Donald Trump’s advisor and spokesperson, Kellyanne Conway, raised eyebrows in March 2017 when she essentially accused former US President Barack Obama of spying on Donald Trump through a microwave...

Jerusalem, back to Yasser Arafat's political vision: why peace is possible

President Donald Trump's decision to transfer the US Embassy to Jerusalem, despite the controversy it has raised around the world, raises the question of whether Washington can still play the role of sponsor of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process...

Is Trump’s China trade dialogue unraveling?

Over a year ago when Donald Trump was campaigning for US President, he gained considerable support among blue collar workers with his charges of unfair trade against China, his threats to brand them a currency manipulator, and his promise to raise import tariffs to 45%...