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UK: a three-year-old Brexit – Projections & Perspectives 🇬🇧

By Francesco Felici It was June 23rd of 2016 when the UK with a 51.9% majority of voting decided to take their country outside the European Union. By appealing to the article 49A (art. 50 TEU) of the Lisbon Treaty, London had started a process of detachment from the Union that would have affected allContinue reading “UK: a three-year-old Brexit – Projections & Perspectives 🇬🇧”

Is Impeaching Donald Trump Enough? 🇺🇸

by Marta Moretti “No One is above the law”, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when announcing the impeachment towards President Trump. What is an Impeachment? The process via which a legislative body levels charges against a government official – hence, it does not imply per se a definitive removal of someone from office, as itContinue reading “Is Impeaching Donald Trump Enough? 🇺🇸”

EU & ENVIRONMENT: Climate Change is an Emergency, but Not All States Might Afford to Fight It 🇪🇺

by our contributor Thinkingfox In a period when many states world-wide are detaching themselves from climate agreements, the European Union seems to have found a right path to follow. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, believes that the Green Deal, presented to the European Parliament on December 11th, is “Europe’s manContinue reading “EU & ENVIRONMENT: Climate Change is an Emergency, but Not All States Might Afford to Fight It 🇪🇺”

IRAQ & IRAN: one step further for the former, one more threat for the latter 🇮🇶 🇮🇷

By Sonia Harim Iraq’s president resigned amid heavy protests against corruption and the whole government: this may seem, for most all over the world, like a much expected victory. It is not. Iraq’s problems have not finished yet. History seems to repeat itself: revolution, corrupt leader, Iran’s hands hiding in the darkness, and American intervention.Continue reading “IRAQ & IRAN: one step further for the former, one more threat for the latter 🇮🇶 🇮🇷

Pensacola Shooting: Hatred or Terrorism? 🇺🇸

by Aurora Ceccotti On the 6th of December, a deadly shooting took place in Pensacola, Florida. In the military base, the Saudi gunman Mohammed Al-Shamrani killed 3 people before being shot dead. The Pensacola military base hosts several Saudi soldiers; in general, the US counts 16% of Saudi training soldiers in military schools. Al-Shamrnani, aContinue reading “Pensacola Shooting: Hatred or Terrorism? 🇺🇸”

A Dangerous Intersectionality

by Marta Moretti Gun Laws in the US: do they help protect African Americans or do they actually make them more vulnerable to racism and police brutality? A vicious cycle, a black hole. Is the intersection of guns and race more obvious, or more dangerous? Charles E Cobb Jr – a journalist, professor, and formerContinue reading “A Dangerous Intersectionality”

The End of the Two-Party System in Spain 🇪🇸

by Beatriz Lasheras Mas Four national elections in less than four years. The end of bipartisanship in Spain has revealed the inability of old and new parties to form a covenant government. After Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975), two main parties, Partido Popular (PP) – right wing- and Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) –left wing, have beenContinue reading “The End of the Two-Party System in Spain 🇪🇸”

Macron Vs Merkel: To NATO or Not To NATO

by Aurora Ceccotti & Milena Di Nenno On November 7th, Macron released the interview which led to a strong disequilibrium within the European Union and significantly challenged the relations between France and Germany. He declared to the Economist that “NATO is becoming brain dead” heavily criticizing Turkey’s operation in Syria and suggesting the need forContinue reading “Macron Vs Merkel: To NATO or Not To NATO”

MIDDLE EAST: The Scream For Justice

by Sonia Harim The wave of protests that has been shaking the Middle East recently isn’t just a simple call for reforms, nor a contagious will for revolution. The Middle East has been home to wars, corruption and foreign interest especially in these last years: ISIS, internal issues and international intervention, sanctions and lack ofContinue reading “MIDDLE EAST: The Scream For Justice”

MIDDLE EAST: Iran’s stumble and its harsh relationship with Iraq 🇮🇷🇮🇶

by Sonia Harim Iran has had a hidden hand on Iraq for decades, as it is tied to the Shiite Iraqi areas in the south of its neighbor. Now that both countries are home to turmoil and revolts, those Iraqis who consider – with obvious proofs – that Iran has too much presence in IraqiContinue reading “MIDDLE EAST: Iran’s stumble and its harsh relationship with Iraq 🇮🇷🇮🇶”