Military Coups as an Alternative to Political Transition in Africa

Within a space of 9 months, two military coups have taken place in Mali; one in August 2020 and the other in May 2021 as a result of anti-government protests in the West African State. It seems that military takeovers in Africa have become the norm when civilian leaders fail to respect presidential term limits … Continue reading Military Coups as an Alternative to Political Transition in Africa

The Italian Welfare State is in Danger of Disappearing: Chronicles of a Disaster

A few days ago, May 15th, 2021, the Italian journal Il Foglio published an article by Andrea Ichino and Daniele Terlizzese named “Recovery and university. A proposal for scholarships” (here: https://www.ilfoglio.it/scuola/2021/05/15/news/recovery-e-universita-una-proposta-sulle-borse-di-studio-2363952/). Firstly, the National Recovery and Resilience Plan - approved by the current Italian Government and Parliament, presented to the European Commission - aims at … Continue reading The Italian Welfare State is in Danger of Disappearing: Chronicles of a Disaster

The US, Iran, and the Targeted Assassination of General Soleimani – A Legal International Perspective

The targeted killing of military commander Qasem Soleimani was an event that marked the beginning of 2020-seemingly catching the attention of the entire world. Many were left questioning the events that led to such an overtly aggressive action, and even more were left doubtful of whether it was legal under international law. We must attempt … Continue reading The US, Iran, and the Targeted Assassination of General Soleimani – A Legal International Perspective