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Focus euroatlantico, n. 5 (luglio-settembre 2017)


The third issue of the Euroatlantic Focus 2017 begins, as usual, with an informed analysis of the state of play in the transatlantic relationship (supplemented by a number of graphs in appendix). The introductory section focuses extensively on the decision by President Trump not to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal negotiated in 2015 by the US and the Europeans, along with Russia and China. If Trump carries out his promise to pull out the US, a serious transatlantic breach would ensue. A short essay by Alessandro Ungaro on the Franco-German agreement on defence follows the Introduction. This agreement breaks down into three levels: political-institutional, technological-industrial, and operational. The Franco-German initiative poses a number of challenges thpough, ranging from divergences between the two countries, to relations with other EU member states and the implications for NATO. The second essay delves into the EU and US policies to promote the role of women in conflict mediation. Irene Fellin explains how the growing focus on women in conflict does not descend exclusively from the imperative to guarantee better protection of women, who suffer disproportionately from wars. In the last essay, Daniele Fattibene deals with the EU and US efforts at promoting food security. Fattibene recalls how food security policies are increasingly integrated into a broader, holistic approach combining development aid, humanitarian assistance, agriculture policies, trade deals, as well as sanitary and phytosanitary regulations.

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