Wednesday, 15 March 2017 07:45
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

With the Trump presidency, relations between Russia and the US have become a great unknown for Europe and the world, but a huge opportunity too. Europe and the world await the results of the Trump-Putin meeting that is supposed to take place in the months to come. There are plenty of challenges on the table, and perhaps Trump’s hyper-realist attitude will contribute to making some sort of settlement between the United States and Russia possible, resulting in a substantial improvement in relations between the two countries and of international relations in Europe and in the world as a whole. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Gregorio Baggiani points out and discusses the actual possibilities of finding a difficult compromise between the parties and the obstacles that could come in the way of a possible agreement. The article focuses on the various regional scenarios that characterize bilateral relations between the US and Russia.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:27

Epos converses with Prof. Ricardo R. Larémont

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

US President-elect Donald Trump is going to take office on January 20, 2017. He is going to become the 45th President of the United States of America, succeeding Barack Obama. Entering the White House, Mr Trump could change America's relationship with the rest of the world. EPOS has interviewed Professor Ricardo Larémont on the election of Donald Trump and on the future of the United States. Professor of Political Science and Sociology at SUNY Binghamton, where he has served on the faculty since 1997, Larémont expresses his point of view on the new starting Trump-Era

Friday, 23 December 2016 09:17

Epos converses with Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

South Asia continues to be in turmoil with India and Pakistan engaged in a fierce cold fight over a number of issues, primarily Kashmir. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Dr. Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra, an expert on conflict management and peace building with a focus on South Asia, and associated with EPOS as Senior Fellow, talks about the state of India-Pakistan relations, violence in Kashmir and related issues, which are not only relevant for South Asia but also for the world

Monday, 07 November 2016 09:58
by Kamaran Mohammad (from Erbil, KRG)

EPOS Insights

Kamaran Mohammad, expert in geopolitics, security issues and international relations, is an Assistant Lecturer of Political Science at College of Law and Politics, Salahaadin University, in Erbil. In the following exclusive article for EPOS WorldView, he discusses the future of Mosul, analysing the position of all the armed groups involved in the operation to retake the city after more than two years of Islamic State occupation. Mr. Mohammad tries to answer two questions: how can these forces participate in rebuilding and governing Mosul? Can they be reintegrated into formal army and state institutions? Rebuilding Mosul and all other liberated areas requires a national and comprehensive strategy but, at the moment, there is no vision and common understanding of the priorities, Mr. Mohammad states

Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:02
by Valeria Sforzini (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

It is almost clear that Turkey will not ever be seen the same way it was seen before the failed coup that took place last July. It still hard to explain how was it possible for Erdogan to turn an insurrection against his government into his favour. The absolute influence that the government is exerting over the people is touching every aspect of their life, and contrasting it would inevitably be linked to go against religion. The problem is that, even though a part of the population seemed open to embrace progress and to stand for liberty against this government, all of a sudden, everyone seemed prone to give its support to Erdogan and no one was anymore ready to admit a different way of thought

Friday, 30 September 2016 10:11
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

The war in Syria is not to be explained only by the political infighting in the country between the Alawites and the Sunni majority, but also by an important energy deal between Russia and Iran. Both the countries intend to steer the energy market in the Middle East and the Gulf region, substantially influencing the price of gas and crude oil on the world markets against other potential competitors in the sector. On the other hand, Turkey's strategy is to become an energy hub with Russia’s help too, also on the aftermath of its difficult relations with the US and the EU after the failed  military coup that has drifted the West and Turkey further apart. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Gregorio Baggiani analyses the situation pointing out all the geopolitical implications and the economical strategies

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