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by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)

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The following exclusive article is a collection of feelings, perspectives, ideas, opinions on what it means being a young European in 2017. Eleonora Lamio has interviewed for EPOS young women and young men, discussing with them the opportunities that the European Union is providing for all of us and analysing the challenges that we are asked to face in the near future to move forward into the process of the European integration

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What's left of populism?

Monday, 22 May 2017 07:58
by Eleonora Lamio & Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

The defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections opens a large debate on the theme of populism, nationalism and the future of this kind of Parties in Europe. The choice that French citizens made by electing Macron instead of Madame Le Pen shows, once again after the Dutch elections, that populist parties may sometimes be over estimated. Are the European populist parties a real political power or a false myth? Are they a homogeneous phenomenon or not? In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Eleonora Lamio and Giovanbattista Varricchio analyse the issue of populism in Europe, pointing out all the features of the phenomenon



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Epos converses with Mr. Germano Dottori

by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Giovanbattista Varricchio has interviewed for EPOS WorldView Mr. Germano Dottori, expert in strategic studies at LUISS University in Rome and Editorial Adviser for the Italian geopolitical journal "Limes". Mr. Dottori has partecipated in the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security in Russia. In the following exclusive interview, Mr. Dottori shares with us his point of view about his experience in Moscow, focusing on the issues of global and regional security, international terrorism, security problems in Europe and Asia-Pacific region, and the role of defence agencies in the world

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by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

Serbia is going to be one of the key-country for the future of the European Union and one of the most important actors in the Balkans region as well as a balance player between West and East. On the 2nd of April, presidential elections were held into the Republic of Serbia, and the results have clearly showed a winner and have indicated a pathway through which the Serbians are going to set their own future. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, our new intern Giovanbattista Varricchio, International Relation – European Studies student at LUISS Guido Carli University, analyses the challenges and the perspectives of Serbia in the aftermath of the presidential elections, focusing on leadership, alliances and geopolitical strategies



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by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)

EPOS Insights

"Quo vadis Europa at 27?" was the question that the President of the EU Commission Jean Claude Junker raised in his speech at the Plenaria in Brussels last March 10th, presenting his document titled “White Paper on the Future of Europe”. All the European leaders have been asked to decide how the EU should react to its internal and external crises. Especially after Brexit, the EU is at an historical turning point: time has come to decide which path the EU should follow. As President Junker said,  “It is time to open a new chapter of our history”. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, our new intern Eleonora Lamio, Bachelor degree in International and Diplomatic Sciences at LUISS Guido Carli University, analyses the challenges that the European Union is facing, pointing out the political, economic, social and cultural implications



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Epos converses with Nicolas Tenzer

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Terrorist attacks in Paris have left more than 120 people dead yesterday. The attacks took place in multiple locations and involved different methods. The identity of the terrorists and their motives are still unknown, although French President François Hollande has promised a "merciless" response. EPOS has interviewed Nicolas Tenzer in order to better understand and to depict clearly what is happening in France and in Europe after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Mr Tenzer is an expert in geopolitics, geostrategies and security affairs. Senior civil servant, writer, and editor, Nicolas Tenzer is the director of the journal "Le Banquet", and President of the Centre d’étude et de réflexion pour l’action politique (CERAP). In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Mr Tenzer discusses sensitive issues like terrorism, fundamentalism and security in the aftermath of the tragic episodes in France

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by Giuseppe Provenzano

EPOS Insights

On Saturday 19 September, US Secretary of State John Kerry finally announced that Assad could not go immediately, if a negotiation process would require him to stay in the medium term. Most significantly, he spelled out what was unutterable even a couple of weeks ago in the foreign policy corridors: "let's do it with Iran and Russia". Are times finally becoming ripe for dumping the whole architecture of current US and EU policies towards Syria and resetting our stances? 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



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Epos converses with Dr. Masoumeh Velayati

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Masoumeh Velayati is a Lecturer in Gender and Development at Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland. She has a multi-disciplinary educational background in Islam, religion, and social science with particular focus on development, gender, and Islamic feminism. She has also experience of working in international development, as a result of which she designed, contributed and Co-ordinated MSc Programme in Development, Islam, and the Muslim World at Al-Maktoum College. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS she discusses the deal on the nuclear issue reached by Iran and the West, highlighting the strenghts and the weakness of the agreement and analysing the political, economic and social impacts of it on the Islamic Republic, across the MENA region and the whole World

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