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Profile of the potential terrorist

Monday, 28 August 2017 20:37
by Emanuela C. Del Re (EPOS)

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How can terrorists be identified before they perpetrate destructive attacks? From the United States to the European Union, the question is being asked; how the techniques for the filing and analysis of  preventive  and anti-terrorist strategy information can be streamlined. In the meantime, the terrorist escapes control. The panorama is, in fact, so vast and many-sided that it is difficult to understand and know it in its complexity. However, to intervene with the “preventive” aim, as the American anti-terrorist philosophy maintains, raises many questions in Europe. There is a need to reflect upon the errors already committed, improve the methodologies of the utilization of the data and, above all, know better the potential terrorist, before he actually becomes one, when he is still “our” very normal next-door neighbour

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by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

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Prime Minister Theresa May have already made it clear, many months ago, that United Kingdom is going for a hard Brexit. Among many other issues that this event is going to boost or create, one of the most challenging is the future management of the unique land border between the European Union and the Great Britain, that is situated on the Irish island. What is going to happen in Northern Ireland? How will Belfast react to and manage Brexit?  In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Giovanbattista Varricchio takes stock of the situation, focusing on post-Brexit possible scenarios



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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)

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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. Nicolas Tenzer

by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)
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Eleonora Lamio has interviewed for EPOS WorldView Mr. Nicolas Tenzer, Director of Le Banquet review, chairman of the Centre d'étude et de réflexion pour l'action politique (CERAP), and international speaker on geo-strategical issues and political risk analysis. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Mr. Tenzer talks about the presidential elections in France, focusing on the victory of Macron, the defeated of the traditional parties, the “European Dream” and the internal and external political challenges that the newly elected President is asked to address. The interview is both in English and French

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by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

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Newly elected President Igor Dodon is pushing Moldova  back to the East side of the continent. He is the head of the Moldovan Socialist Party and won presidential elections in November 2016  against the pro-Western candidate Maia Sandu. Dodon presented himself as a man of dialogue that wants to restore good relations with Russia. He asked to the Commission of the Eurasian Union to consider the admission of his country as observer in the organization. What might be the geopolitical effects of this decision? What will the challenges that the Moldovan leadership is asked to address?



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Brexit: failure or opportunity?

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:45
by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)

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Brexit has been the most debated issue of the last months in Europe, because it represents a turning point not only in the history of the United Kingdom but especially in the that of the European Union. It is the first time, since the birth of the European Community, that a Member States decides to leave the EU. It has been a shock for the European Union, which normally rejects demands of admission but has never drafted a Withdrawing Agreement. Is Brexit a failure or an opportunity for all the actors involved, for United Kingdom and the European Union? What will be the future of the "European Dream" and of the Union Jack? In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Eleonora Lamio tries to answer these and other questions, pointing out and elucidating all the factors from a political, economic, social and cultural point of view 



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by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)

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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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