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, 18 July 2016 07:14

Epos converses with PhD Federico Donelli

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

What happened in Turkey last Friday night? What went wrong? Who was behind the coup? What will be the political consequences? In the aftermah of the failed coup attempt, many questions raise and need to be answered, thus EPOS has interviewed PhD Federico Donelli, expert in Turkish affairs with particular focus to Davutoglu’s doctrine and Turkey’s opening to different regions such as Africa and Latin America. He is the author of many articles on ‘new’ Turkey’s pro-active and multi-tracks approach, focusing on the gradual involvement of civil society’ s organizations in the conduct of the foreign policy. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS he discusses the failed coup attempt in Turkey, exploring what he calls the Sultanate Presidentialism of Mr. Erdogan with which the executive power will be strengthened as a response to the military golpe

Monday, 02 May 2016 08:26

Epos converses with Antonella Appiano

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Antonella Appiano is a Middle Eastern issues journalist based in Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman. She is an independent researcher, an analyst and a writer, and her researchers and academic studies include the Arabic world and the Middle East area, Islam, multiculturalism and interfaith dialogue. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, she talks about the latest news from the region, discussing the Syrian conflict, the role of Gulf countries, the situation in Egypt and the position of Oman into the regional and international theatre. She depicts the context from the within, giving EPOS’ readers a detailed and thorough analysis of several issues

Monday, 08 February 2016 11:01

Epos converses with Mahboba Jamshidi

by Emanuela Del Re (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Mahboba Jamshidi is the Head of the Department of Women Affairs (DoWa) of Herat. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, she discusses the current situation of Afghan women, and she stresses the importance of education programmes and trainings in order to make the society confident with the gender issue. She focuses on the challenges that the Afghan women are facing and have to face in the coming future, and she points out the role of women at the table of negotiation. Mahboba Jamshidi also talks about her private life as a woman, a wife and a mother, and she expresses her wishes for her family, for women and for Afghanistan

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:06

Epos converses with Prof. Ricardo R. Larémont

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

At least 21 people were killed in a terrorist assault in Radisson Blue Hotel in Mali; dozens of people were trapped in the building for hours, before Malian and U.N. security forces launched a counterattack and rushed guests away. Two African jihadist groups claimed responsibility for the attack. In the aftermath of the assault, many questions raise up. EPOS has interviewed Ricardo R. Larémont, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, and leading expert on political Islam, Islamic law, conflict resolution, democratization, and civil/military relations. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Professor Larémont answers questions on the terrorist attack in Bamako, talking about jihadism in Northern Africa and the future of the region

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 17:46

Epos converses with Emmanuel Dupuy

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, French President François Hollande called for legislative reforms that would expand the country’s ability to fight terrorism both at home and abroad. He appealed for amendments to the Constitution that would create "an appropriate tool we can use without having to resort to the state of emergency". In the light of the fact that President Hollande sought to extend the current state of emergency, we wonder: what is the line between collective security and individual liberty? In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Emmanuel Dupuy tries to answer this hard question. Expert in security issues and geopolitics of the Mediterranean region, Dupuy is the President of Paris-based institute IPSE, Institut Prospective et Sécurité en Europe. In the interview, he focuses on the security aspects of the issues, and he analyses accurately the debate on the traditional democratic guarantees that could be affected and be jeopardized after the latest event

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