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Friday, 24 April 2009 23:20
by Franz Gustincich (EPOS)
EPOS Insights

How can a terrorist operation like that of the 11th of September, be financed? Which are the channels used by Bin Laden’s ‘multinational’ of terror to subsidize the peripheral offices (the cells), which guarantee the supply of (arms, explosives, counterfeited documents) and maintain the high level of specialization of its members (terrorist training)? The answers furnished in this article might hold some surprises.

 
Wednesday, 22 April 2009 12:47

Epos converses with Evelin G. Lindner

by Emanuela Del Re (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

"Phenomena such as terrorism, in their interplay with emotions, are embedded into two current trends, first the transition toward increasing global interdependence (which is part of what typically is labelled as globalisation), and second, the human rights call for equal dignity for all.Humiliation is of eminent significance for both trends."

Evelin G. Lindner

 

 
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 00:00
by EPOS
EPOS Insights
The differences between Eastern European countries facing the global crisis are as important as the similarities and they mostly regard the ‘initial conditions’, that is, the situation in each country before the crisis unfolded. Some of these so-called ‘initial conditions’ concern the different relative openness in terms of trade and FDIs of the economic systems, domestic and external imbalances, external debt sustainability, the degree of financial deepening, the role of the banking sector and domestic credit compared with GDP expenditure structure and, last but not least, the progress in the transition process.
 
Friday, 10 April 2009 10:25
by Alessandro Savaris
EPOS Notepad
The 60th NATO anniversary in Strasbourg, April 2009. Impressive security measures render the central areas of the city surreal, but at the same time riots and protests take place outside the protected zone, as if two events are taking place at the same time in parallel worlds.
 
Tuesday, 07 April 2009 08:21
by Marco Leofrigio
EPOS Notepad
What does ‘disputed border’ mean? What happens to the people who live near ‘a disputed border’ ? The sad and paradoxical story of the village of Badme, along the Eritreo-Ethiopian border.
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