The Israeli government recently failed to renew the Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, giving thousands of torn Palestinean-Israeli families new found hope after years of forced separation. The law, which requires yearly approval, hinders Palestinean spouses from living together in Israel if one of the partners is from the West Bank and the other … Continue reading Hope for Separated Palestinean Families
Nagorno-Karabakh: A Perennial Dispute
When an armed conflict broke out in Nagorno-Karabakh between Artsakh Armenian forces and Azerbaijani forces on 27 September, few expected that this conflict, which concerns a small area of the Caucasus, would become the first war scenario to be decided by drones rather than directly by humans within 44 days. It is not known how … Continue reading Nagorno-Karabakh: A Perennial Dispute
Italy is Polluting (its Relations With) Tunisia in a Garbage Scandal
Waste and garbage disposal have long been an extremely problematic issue in Italy. For example, the generalised failure in adequately managing the disposal procedure within the country by both state authorities and private enterprises have created the basis for appropriation of the garbage business by criminal organisations. Sadly well-known is the extreme case of the … Continue reading Italy is Polluting (its Relations With) Tunisia in a Garbage Scandal
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: an Endless Diplomatic Conflict
Mankind's relationship with the River Nile is lost in the mists of time: its almost 7000 km length has allowed human civilisation to grow, prosper and enrich itself, bringing fertility even to the most hostile and desert territories it encounters along its path. Thanks to this mighty river, one of the oldest and most fascinating … Continue reading Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: an Endless Diplomatic Conflict
The Return to a US-Iran Nuclear Deal
The Biden administration has expressed a desire to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following Trump's withdrawal in 2018. The agreement, which was signed by Iran, the US, and several world powers, was intended to restrict Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The program lasted three years and elongated Iran's … Continue reading The Return to a US-Iran Nuclear Deal
Turkey’s Expansion in Central Asia: a New Path?
It seems a long way from the time when the leader of the Republican's People Party, Mustafa Kemal, summed up his country's foreign policy in 1931 with the famous motto 'Peace at home, peace in the world'. The Republic of Turkey has changed radically since then, as has its position in the world. Despite its … Continue reading Turkey’s Expansion in Central Asia: a New Path?
U.S. Ends 20 Year Long War in Afghanistan: Whats Next?
The US will withdraw troops from Afghanistan by September 11 2021, ending a 20 year long war that was unsuccessful in defeating Taliban forces. The Taliban remains a central power within the country and violent insurgencies continue to escalate dramatically. If the US aims to reduce violence and achieve political stability in Afghanistan, it should … Continue reading U.S. Ends 20 Year Long War in Afghanistan: Whats Next?