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Wednesday, 19 June 2013 09:50
by Andrea Dammacco

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Argentina and Brazil have always had alternating relations. The private sector is the bone of the last contention: as soon as the Brazilian extraction company “Vale” has decided to suspend one of its project in Argentina, Buenos Aires has turned up its nose. Brazil does not agree anymore with the new Argentinian model of protectionist development. And the other international partners do not even like it


 
Friday, 24 May 2013 15:23
by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra (EPOS)

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Peace is a scarce commodity in South Asia. India and Pakistan fought more against each other than developing friendly relations: they remain at loggerheads over territorial disputes and other contentious issues. Nawaz Sharif holds a promise for a better future for Pakistan, and also for India-Pakistan relations and for South Asia



 
Saturday, 11 May 2013 11:05
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

The question of the legal regime of the Caspian Sea, though apparently characterized by a merely legalistic and economic aspect, really hides a political and geopolitical issue of great relevance. Situated at the geopolitical confluence of actors of international importance (China, India, Russia, USA, EU, Iran and Turkey) the Caspian Sea has gradually assumed a strategic role and has attracted the attention of a great number of state and non-state actors present on the international scene


 
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 15:16
by Nicolamaria Coppola

EPOS Insights

Boxo Haram is an extremist Islamic movement sects in the north of the African country, whose aim is to establish Sharia law in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The group carried out its first terroristic attack in Borno in January 2011, and the violence has daily escalated in terms of both frequency and intensity. What is Boko Haram? Why does it act in this way? What is the importance of negotiation to find a solution in a divided-Nigeria?


 
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:06
by Andrea Dammacco

EPOS Insights

As the report of the United Nations Development Programme shows, 14 African countries have had lots of achievements over the past 13 years. Everyone has registered significant progress in education, life expectancy and per capita income growth. Angola has recorded a leap in 148th position for the past five years, maintaining a trend over time always positive data over exposed


 
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 23:24
by Nicolamaria Coppola

EPOS Insights

In the Arab world armies are a particular kind of actors: they have been an integral institution within the authoritarian regimes for the last 40 years but have acted as midwiges and active participants in the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, thereby easing the end of both regimes.  It is possible to classify three models of post-regimes breakdown army postures (Tunisia, Egypt and Libya) but we can consider a fourth model, too, represented by the Yemeni military



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