In the magma chamber that is the Italian government, new ebullitions have been occurring in this first half of September. These add up to the already complicated picture of government activity in summer. This time, the noise comes from the declarations of the Minister for the Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani. During a political debate forum, … Continue reading Back to the Future? The Unexpected Return of the Nuclear Debate in Italy
Smaller than nails, with the power of life within them; seeds have always been the pivot of humankind survival and development. Being the first economic asset, even before livestock and land property, seeds could be considered the solid equivalent of water. It is perfectly understandable why humanity, foreseeing potential planetary catastrophes, has decided to ensure … Continue reading Global Agriculture: Who Controls Seeds?
Last April people in Northern Ireland witnessed the resurgence of tensions and clashes that had long since been set aside in the drawers of memory. No matter how irrelevant random protests and scuffles may appear for the global public opinion, the flare up of incidents in this little part of the world brings back to … Continue reading Wuthering Clouds on the Horizon: The Shadows of the Past Come Back to Threaten Northern Ireland
A late 19th century French dramatist, Pierre-Adrien de Courcelle, once said that “Diplomacy is the longest route between two points”. This line contains the ambiguous nature of diplomacy, the dichotomy between what could be possible, and what is actually possible, given the ties imposed by the geopolitical context. The awareness that this nature often leads … Continue reading Governments and “Diplomacy of Vaccines” in Times of Pandemic