Tag: MENA

  • Iran enhances scientific cooperation with Russia

    Iran and Russia are strengthening their bilateral cooperation in the field of scientific research focusing their attention on the Caspian Sea because the region plays a strategic role in the international arena and energy market. Furthermore, Tehran is becoming more involved in Russian domestic markets as demonstrated by the recent cooperation agreement between Iranian and North Caucasian academic institutions.

  • Economic crisis and financial default in Lebanon

    The Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the country's inability to pay the foreign debt as a consequence of the domestic political crisis and the national financial default.  Lebanon is becoming an unstable country where foreign powers and actors can exploit people's hunger and domestic chaos to promote their agenda.

  • Turkey blackmails the EU with the migration crisis

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues in his policy of exploiting migrants and refugees to checkmate the European Union denouncing the lack of political and material support for his very personal invasion of Syria. Due to the reopening of the Turkish borders with Greece, a huge number of refugees and migrants might come to Europe significantly affecting the current situation of the EU countries which are facing the problem of coronavirus.

  • Qasim al-Raymi, the leader of AQAP, killed by US raid

    The White House confirmed the killing of Qassim al-Raymi, the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and Ayman al-Zawahiri's right-hand man.  Donald Trump commented on this event stating that the elimination of al-Raymi is a message for AQAP and the international terrorism network and it is a step forward to the defeat of terrorism in the MENA region.

  • Geopolitics of the Libyan crisis

    The Libyan crisis directly interests Italy which in the last days tried to manage the escalation inviting in Rome Khalifa Haftar and Fayez al-Serraj without any success. In fact, the Italian attempt to conduct its personal diplomacy resulted in a disaster when al-Serraj refused to come to Rome as a sign of protest against the Italian government that since 2014 have supported Tripoli government and now with a late desperate move wants to protect its interests in North Africa creating a network of contact with the different Libyan local key actors as Haftar.

  • Missione in Iraq: l’Italia lascia la diga di Mosul

    Termina la missione italiana a Mosul nel Kurdistan iracheno con la cerimonia che si è svolta il giorno 1° marzo 2019 e il passaggio di consegne tra il contingente italiano e quello statunitense. Si chiude così una pagina di storia militare italiana che ha visto l'Esercito Italiano impegnato in operazioni di training e supporto al personale militare iracheno impegnato nella lotta contro lo Stato Islamico.

  • Il cambiamento climatico come “moltiplicatore” di minaccia in Medio Oriente

    Quando si pensa alle difficili sfide che la comunità internazionale si troverà ad affrontare nel prossimo futuro, la mente va immediatamente al fondamentalismo islamico, di cui l‘ISIS costituisce al momento la più chiara manifestazione, all’ondata migratoria già in atto nel continente europeo o alle potenziali conseguenze del crollo del prezzo del petrolio sull’economia globale. In realtà, un’altra grave minaccia si affaccia all’orizzonte, una minaccia in grado di avere effetti rilevanti su fattori di instabilità e di insicurezza già presenti in alcune aree del globo: il cambiamento climatico