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Epos converses with Mr. Germano Dottori

by Giovanbattista Varricchio (EPOS)
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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

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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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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Russia-US Relations in the Trump Era

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 07:45
by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

With the Trump presidency, relations between Russia and the US have become a great unknown for Europe and the world, but a huge opportunity too. Europe and the world await the results of the Trump-Putin meeting that is supposed to take place in the months to come. There are plenty of challenges on the table, and perhaps Trump’s hyper-realist attitude will contribute to making some sort of settlement between the United States and Russia possible, resulting in a substantial improvement in relations between the two countries and of international relations in Europe and in the world as a whole. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Gregorio Baggiani points out and discusses the actual possibilities of finding a difficult compromise between the parties and the obstacles that could come in the way of a possible agreement. The article focuses on the various regional scenarios that characterize bilateral relations between the US and Russia.



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Epos converses with Prof. Ricardo R. Larémont

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

US President-elect Donald Trump is going to take office on January 20, 2017. He is going to become the 45th President of the United States of America, succeeding Barack Obama. Entering the White House, Mr Trump could change America's relationship with the rest of the world. EPOS has interviewed Professor Ricardo Larémont on the election of Donald Trump and on the future of the United States. Professor of Political Science and Sociology at SUNY Binghamton, where he has served on the faculty since 1997, Larémont expresses his point of view on the new starting Trump-Era

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by Gregorio Baggiani

EPOS Insights

The war in Syria is not to be explained only by the political infighting in the country between the Alawites and the Sunni majority, but also by an important energy deal between Russia and Iran. Both the countries intend to steer the energy market in the Middle East and the Gulf region, substantially influencing the price of gas and crude oil on the world markets against other potential competitors in the sector. On the other hand, Turkey's strategy is to become an energy hub with Russia’s help too, also on the aftermath of its difficult relations with the US and the EU after the failed  military coup that has drifted the West and Turkey further apart. In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Gregorio Baggiani analyses the situation pointing out all the geopolitical implications and the economical strategies



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by Idrees Mohammed

EPOS Insights

In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Idrees Mohammed argues that the struggle for Syria is largely related to the pipeline politics and gas geopolitics. The United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar have supported the removal of Assad; however, Russia, Iran, and Iraq have supported Assad to remain in power. Both of those who are for and against the removal of Assad have opposite interests that are related to pipelines and gas market. The former group looks for a friendly post-Assad regime that will facilitate their objective; the latter group is just entirely against this scenario. Idrees Mohammed is an expert in International Relations and Kurdish affairs. His MA thesis was on Turkey's policy towards Kurdistan Region. He is a PhD candidate at University of Erfurt, Germany. He was a former lecturer in International Relations at University of Duhok, Kurdistan Region



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Epos converses with Fadi Elhusseini

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

What is happening in the Middle East? Why the MENA region is at the forefront of international politics now more than ever? EPOS has interviewed Fadi Elhusseini, Political and Media Counselor, and associate fellow researcher at the Institute for Middle East Studies Canada, asking him to analyse and comment the crisis in the region from a geopolitical point of view. In the following exclusive interview for EPOS, Elhusseini focuses on the focal factors of the Syrian Civil War and the responsabilities of the US in the sectarian conflict between Sunnis and Shias; he examines the raising of the Islamic State and points out the Kurdish issue; he outlines the reasons of the Russian intervention in Syria, and he gives EPOS' readers a new perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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