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by Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo
Partnerships and cooperative security are a priority according to the current Strategic Concept of the Atlantic Alliance. As a matter of fact they are the only avenues to project stability in a “no one’s world”, where uncertainty and complexity are the keywords. They are the basis for establishing a network to connect different peoples, sharing experiences, consulting each other and creating a practical cooperation. In other words they are the prerequisite to work for an  …read more

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by Rajendra Abhyankar
Nearly 13 million displaced within Syria and almost 4 million knocking on Europe’s doors for entry. A huge humanitarian crisis with UN’s relief assistance going by fits and starts depending on the security of the convoys. A high possibility of IS radicals embedded within the refugee crowds and a surfeit of terrorist incidents within Europe, particularly France. Two peace attempts under UN auspices by Kofi Annan and Lakhdar Brahimi.
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by Carlo Trezza
The INF Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union signed in 1987 on the elimination of their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles, is one of the pillars of the present nuclear arms control architecture. It is a unique document in that, unlike other nuclear engagements, it totally prohibits a whole category of weapons: the ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of between 500 and 5.500 kilometres. It only binds two countries, the United States and the Russian Federation; …read more
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by Christina Lin
With so much focus on the battle in Aleppo, there has been little attention on the Saudi-Egypt rift in the media.  And along with this western blind spot is China’s rising influence as a crucial player in Egypt and the Middle East. The Riyadh-Cairo spat began in April 2016, when Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi agreed to cede territorial integrity over two of its islands in the Red Sea, Tiran and Sanafir, in exchange for a series of lucrative contracts and promise of Riyadh’s diplomatic support.
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by Maurizio Melani
The State of Iraq was the product of the British will to control, after the demise of the Ottoman Empire at the end of first world war, the rich oil resources of Mesopotamia located in the former Ottoman provinces of Basra in the South and of Mosul in the North. According to the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916, the former was to be put under the control of the United Kingdom together with the province of Baghdad, while the latter was supposed to be under French influence, as Syria. But the “fait accompli” of the British military  …read more

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by Karl-Heinz Kamp
One of the core reasons that have made NATO the most successful security alliance in recent history is its ability to adapt to a changed political environment. This also includes adapting the strategic foundations of the Atlantic Alliance and its core strategic documents to the respective political environmentThis also includes adapting the strategic foundations of the Atlantic Alliance and its core strategic documents to the respective political environment.
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