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The Armenian protests were just that

The Armenian protests were just that: Armenian

When a social movement is successful in achieving its goals it's easy to look beyond the protesters and their calls for change. However, the...
The Herat Security Dialogue and the situation in Afghanistan

The Herat Security Dialogue and the situation in Afghanistan

There are several protracted conflicts around the world that have no definitive solution. These include the Arab-Israeli and Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts, as well as the...
MiniBots: Illegal, dangerous, unnecessary

MiniBots: Illegal, dangerous, unnecessary

The possible issue of an Italian parallel currency, first advocated by Professor Borghi in 2012 for a gradual exit from the Eurozone, has been...
Italy's race after the MoU on the Silk Road

Italy’s race after the MoU on the Silk Road

China is getting closer and closer. In the Italian government, some welcome it whereas others fear it. After returning from the Belt and Road...
Students celebrate International Women's Day in Milan. March 2017. (Credit: tinx/Bigstock)

G20: Moving towards gender equality and women’s empowerment?

Human Development and the G20: Series Introduction This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg saw productive dialogue between world leaders, and aside from the United States’...
Tibetan landscape on the road from Saga, Central Tibet. (Credit: pablopicasso/Bigstock)

Integrating Eurasia: Evolving Russian-Indian infrastructure links

The reemergence of grand, ancient world cultures is becoming the hallmark of the twenty-first century. During the 2010s, China and India have outgrown the...
population ageing

Is China following Japan’s demographic footsteps?

China is ageing rapidly, sparking widespread concerns that the country may grow old before it becomes rich (fig. 1). Population ageing has often been...
Syria’s reconstruction: No willing payers in sight

Syria’s reconstruction: No willing payers in sight

Lately there has been a lot of rhetoric about the start of the reconstruction process in Syria. Such a statement was made by Iranian...
Jamaa el Fna market square, Marrakesh, Morocco (Credit: kasto/Bigstock)

Development in the MENA region: Success or failure?

In the last five years, following the Arab Spring events of 2010, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have...
us embassy to jerusalem?

What will be the impact of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem?

A festive opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem was held on Monday, 14 May 2018. The transfer of the embassy from Tel...

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