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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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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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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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Epos converses with Maria Butler

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Maria Butler is the international Director of the PeaceWomen Programme of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, known as WILPF, the longest serving women's peace organization. In the work to make international policy more effective and advance accountability, she has authored numerous publications including the "Women, Peace and Security Handbook", an expert analysis of the Security Council's resolutions. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Maria Butler talks about the role of women in mediation and negotiation at the national and international level, and focuses on the role of Syrian women's group in the Civil War and at the table of negotiation. She also points out the challenges that women involved in mediation are asked to face

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by Idrees Mohammed

EPOS Insights

The IS movement towards Erbil threatened the security of Kurdistan Region. People were panicked and large numbers rushed into Erbil airport to leave the region. The humanitarian catastrophe in Shingal and the threat of Erbil's fall to IS rang alarm bells worldwide. The situation is rather complicated. It does not look to be a short-term bottleneck. There is a need for a long-term strategy to deal with the situation



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Epos converses with Idrees Mohammed

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Idrees Mohammed is an expert in International Relations and Kurdish affairs. His MA thesis was on Turkey's policy towards Kurdistan Region. He is now focusing on Turkey's policy towards Kurds, including Syria's Kurdish. He teaches International Relations in University of Duhok’s department of Political Science. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Idrees Mohammed talks about what is happening in Mosul, focusing on the Kurdish approach to the crisis, and investigating on the role and the reactions of Iraq's neighbouring countries on the takeover of Mosul by ISIS

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Epos converses with Fariba Nawa

by Nicolamaria Coppola (EPOS)
EPOS Conversations

Fariba Nawa is an award-winning Afghan-American journalist and frequent speaker on Middle East and South/Central Asian issues. She lived and reported from Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, and witnessed the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and al Qaeda. She is currently teaching journalism at San Francisco State University. In this exclusive interview for EPOS, Fariba Nawa comments the results of the first round run-off vote in Afghanistan. She talks about the issue of security, the question of the Taliban and the political participation of women in the elections. She also analyzes the challenges and the political measures that the new President of Afghanistan will have to take

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by Alessandro Savaris
EPOS Notepad
The 60th NATO anniversary in Strasbourg, April 2009. Impressive security measures render the central areas of the city surreal, but at the same time riots and protests take place outside the protected zone, as if two events are taking place at the same time in parallel worlds.
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