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Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:11
by Lorenzo Giuseppe Siggillino (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

Under Yusuf's leadership, the terroristic attacks of Boko Haram were sporadic and mainly directed against local authorities. The group wanted to destabilize Nigeria and create an Islamic State. Aboubakar Shekau led the organization through a new course, characterized by the attempt to gain visibility and shock the global public opinion in order to diffuse terror and the "jihad". What has been the evolution of Boko Haram in the last years? Who is Aboubakar Shekau and what did he do? What is the current modus operandi of Boko Haram? What is the future of this militant Islamist group? EPOS's new analyst Lorenzo Sigillino answers these and other questions in the following article, which is the second part of an EPOS exclusive analysis on Boko Haram



 
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 09:44
by Lorenzo Giuseppe Siggillino (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

In 1960 Nigeria became a unique independent political entity, bringing together people with different cultures, religions and traditional backgrounds. In the North, poverty, marginalisation and weak feelings of national belonging have generated conditions for resentment, expressed by the population through the factor that had characterized their history: Islam. The following article is the first part of an exclusive analysis on Boko Haram realized by EPOS' new analyst Lorenzo Giuseppe Siggillino, Master's Degree in International Relations, Master of Arts in Economies and Institutions of the Islamic Countries, and researcher about security, ethnic and religious conflicts



 
Monday, 13 April 2015 12:57
by Giuseppe Provenzano

EPOS Insights

After the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah war, all the indicators were predicting a rise of violence along the southern border in Lebanon. This has not been the case, while Hezbollah has been drawn in the Syrian civil war. How are the regional tensions shaping the Party of God? In this exclusive article for EPOS, Giuseppe Provenzano, an MA student at the School of Government at LUISS University and expert in MENA affairs and "Shia Crescent" issues, focuses on the question giving our readers an interesting point of view



 
Monday, 23 March 2015 09:47
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Gazprom-European Commission relations have been in a state of ferment in recent months because of the investigation into Gazprom that began on 4 September 2012, with charges against it of abusing a dominant market position. This took place after the introduction of the so-called "Third Energy Package" by the European Commission. The package calls for an 'unbundling' between gas distributors and gas producers to allow access to energy transportation to other companies, the so-called 'third parties', and avoid problems regarding monopolies or abuse of dominant market positions and price-fixing collusions. In this exclusive article for EPOS Gregorio Baggiani investigates and focuses on the issue, depicting the scenario and analysing all the positions in the field



 
Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:40
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

Since the outbreak of the severe crisis in Ukraine at the end of 2013, Romania and Bulgaria have played a role of great importance as far as the control of the Western Black Sea in NATO is concerned. Romania is afraid of the destabilization of Moldova, due to the possible incorporation of Transnistria, Moldova's separatist republic with a majority of Russian or Slavic population into the Russian sphere of influence. In the following article, Gregorio Baggiani analyses all the political involvements and interests of the South-East European countries in the Ukrainian crisis, focusing on the relations among Russia, Europe and NATO, and highlighting the qualitative difference of the strategies compared to the past, until the outbreak of the Ukrainian crisis



 
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:55
by Roxane (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

In the following article Roxane depicts the situation in Lalish, the holy place for the Yazidi community, where hundreds of Yazidis fled to escape from the jihadists of the Islamic State. Roxane is a French photographer, and she is working for EPOS as photoreporter in Kurdistan. She is travelling in the area: Erbil, Duhok, Sheikhan, Lalish are some of the cities from where she is reporting. EPOS Kurdish Chronicle – photodiary from KRG is the exclusive photodiary of EPOS which depicts the current situation in the region after the takeover of some cities by the jihadists of Daish. EPOS intends to tell what is happening through the eyes of the people, the sad smiles of the kids, the personal stories of who is running away from the violence of Daish. 



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