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Europe, Middle East, Migration, Energy and Climate Change

October 2017

The security-migration-development nexus in the Sahel

by Luca Raineri and Alessandro Rosso

In spite of the prevailing alarmist rhetoric treating migration as a sudden emergency, migratory flows from Africa to Europe represent a long-standing phenomenon with deep historical roots and rapidly changing patterns.

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The Challenges for Nuclear Disarmament

by Carlo Trezza

On 7 July this year, well over a hundred countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) at a United Nations conference in New York. In spite of this evident success, it is unlikely that the treaty will lead to the elimination of nuclear weapons given that none of the countries possessing such weapons took part in the voting procedure.

Occupied West Bank: Voices from the Field

by Francesco Michele and Dario Rossi D'Ambrosio

In over five years of working with international NGOs in Palestine, we learnt that while our objective is to find innovative and creative solutions to ensure Palestine and Palestinians’ right to development, the daily realities of military occupation are preventing us from reaching this goal.

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The Time for European Defence Has Come

by Nathalie Tocci

An unprecedented alignment of the stars is making European defence integration a concrete possibility for the first time ever. Insecurity is rising, and Europeans can no longer pretend to live on Venus. Thankfully, neither do we live on Mars. But we do live on Earth, and there are plenty of security threats and challenges on our planet, notably in and around Europe.

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23/10/2017 – Rome

Presentation of the volumes "L’austerità fa crescere. Quando il rigore è la soluzione", Marsilio 2017, by Veronica De Romanis and "Framing the EU Global Strategy. A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World", Palgrave 2017, by Nathalie Tocci

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30/10/2017 – Rome

In Defence of Europe: conference with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Roberta Pinotti, Italian Minister of Defence

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The New-Med Research Network - of which IAI is a founding member - accepts applications from young professionals from the MENA region interested in submitting and presenting papers on Opportunities and Challenges in the Middle East (deadline 30/11/2017)


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Energy and Climate Security Priorities and Challenges in the Changing Global Energy Order

by Lorenzo Colantoni, S. Duygu Sever and Suhnaz Yilmaz

Low prices will then probably make oil less stable and less available, paradoxically discouraging its consumption. The EU and Turkey could therefore attempt to achieve two objectives in order to cope with this situation: reducing of consumption and diversifying supply.

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Myanmar's Rocky Road to Democracy

by Zoltan Barakani

There is little doubt that if the institutionalized state persecution of the Muslim minority continues, Suu Kyi and her administration will pay a heavy price both in terms of its international reputation and domestic stability. Her defenders claim that speaking out in defence of the Muslim minority would be suicidal for her political party.

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The Mediterranean Reset: Geopolitics in a New Age

by Anoush Ehteshami, Daniela Huber, Maria Cristina Paciello

The EU today is no longer the dominant or key actor in the Mediterranean and it now has to balance its policies and interests in the Mediterranean against the perceptible influence of a range of major and regional powers, most importantly the United States, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Turkey, and Israel.

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