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Political earthquake in Brazil

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 07:59

by Valeria Aghilarre (EPOS)

EPOS Notepad

The heavy political climate and the economic crisis that led to more than 14 million unemployed people are only a part of the problems that Brazil have been living for the last few years and that began with the illusion of a general improvement of the economic, social and political conditions due to an apprently "wise" ruling. In the following exclusive piece for EPOS, Valeria Aghilarre analyses the reasons that have caused a political earthquake in Brazil, pointing out the responsibilities, the effects of the crisis and the challenges

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by Idrees Mohammed

EPOS Insights

In the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, the Kurdish de facto state, that was born in 1992, was further consolidated. Iraq’s new constitution recognizes Kurdistan Region (KRG) as a federal unit and envisions significant competences bestowed to regions such as the right to export oil. The involvement in international affairs by KRG takes into question the realists’ view that states are the only units in world politics. A group of characteristics make Kurdistan Region an attracted factor in states’ strategy towards the Middle East. In the following exclusive article for EPOS WorldView, PhD candidate and EPOS analyst Idrees Mohamed analyses the role of KRG in the international arena, pointing out the most relevant aspects of the Kurdish issue



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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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by Valeria Aghilarre (EPOS)

EPOS Notepad

Argentina was sure of preventing a new economic crisis thanks to the election of Mauricio Macrì who become president in 2015. During his electoral campaign, he talked about “Happiness Revolution” but the situation of the country nowadays is not as happy as it should be. Why? In the following exclusive article for EPOS, Valeria Aghilarre tries to give a proper and thorough answer to this (and other) question(s)

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Epos converses with Mr. Nicolas Tenzer

by Eleonora Lamio (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

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)

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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Brexit: failure or opportunity?

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

EPOS Insights

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)

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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