Speech by the Chairman of Med-Or Foundation Marco Minniti, delivered before the French Senate in Paris on Monday 16 May 2022. This was part of the “Interparliamentary Conference on Migration” attended by representatives of the French Chambers and European National Parliaments, including a delegation from the Italian Parliament.
Med-Or Foundation signed a MoU with the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari
Med-Or Foundation and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the fields of analysis and research
With China boosting its influence in the Indo-Pacific archipelagos, the United States and its Quad partners are called to understand the points of view and needs of the island nations.
Following talks between Yemeni factions in Riyadh, the first important steps have been taken to get things moving again in the country. A look at the role of Saudi Arabia’s support in reaching an agreement.
The areas covered by the MoU are the promotion and teaching of the Italian language in Lebanon, higher education, and training
A brief history of the Khazar Khaganate by Alessandro Giuli
Med-Or Leonardo Foundation Chairman, Mr. Marco Minniti, paid a visit to the UAE, Qatar and Bahrain between 24-28 of March 2022
The drop in natality and mortality rates is modifying the structure of contemporary society. The case of China is a clear example. By Guido Bolaffi.
The war currently underway in Ukraine could have serious repercussions on the food security of some countries in the Near East and North Africa. An analysis by Anna Maria Cossiga
Conference of Italian University Rectors and Med-Or will cooperate to promote collaboration initiatives.
Causes and consequences of coups in the Sahel. An analysis by Luciano Pollichieni.
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From Gantz’s visit to Bahrein to Israel’s participation in the naval exercises of the United States Fifth Fleet in the Red Sea: How the relationships between Israel and the Gulf Countries are changing after the Abraham Accords.
The potential impact of the GERD on Northern Africa’s political balance. An analysis by Daniele Ruvinetti
Turkey’s economic and energy policies are linked to the country’s geopolitical ambitions in the Broader Mediterranean. A look at Ankara’s role in the region’s balance.
The attack on Abu Dhabi must be seen as part of a wider regional context, where the Yemen conflict, the Gulf security architecture and negotiations with Iran interplay.
In Saudi Arabia, the cultural revolution also unfolds through the cinema. Jeddah hosted its first international film festival. Rossella Fabiani reports
Profiting from a favorable diplomatic conjunction and its strategic position, Niger is a key partner for Europe in the Sahel. Yet, President Bazoum needs international support for the country’s internal problems emerging from the threat of several jihadist groups.
This morning the President of Med-Or Marco Minniti and the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Abdisaid Muse Ali signed a first Memorandum of Understanding between Med-Foundation and the Federal Republic of Somalia. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio and the Minister of Education of Somalia H.E. Abdullahi Abukar Haji also attended the ceremony.
After years of positive results, the state building process in Somalia risks to come to a standstill. The unresolved issue of presidential elections is key. Europe and Italy must realize that unless Somalia is saved, the entire Horn of Africa will be lost.
In 2021, despite the substantial block on migration caused by COVID-19, migrant remittances did not plummet as had been forecast by the World Bank. The situation in the South Asia Countries in the focus by Guido Bolaffi
During the visit, Med-Or Foundation and representatives from Saudi Arabia discussed possible cooperation in the fields of education and training
The first meeting of the Scientific Committee of Med-Or Foundation was held on 2 December 2021 at the Foundation's headquarters in Rome
During the visit Chairman Minniti held a meeting with the Minister of Education of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia H.E. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh
Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, king Abdullah is showing all of his diplomatic abilities. The renewed good relations with the US and with several other states across the region could make Jordan a valuable mediator in the MENA region.
The Algerian Government is launching a new rescue plan for Algiers’ Casbah. Sitting at the heart of the old town, the Casbah represents a piece of history for the city and the country as a whole. Rossella Fabiani explains why this project is so important for the country.
The Covid pandemic in Africa is producing serious consequences. The continent not only needs help in the solution of the health crisis, but a paradigm shift in international relations.
The ceremony took place in the presence of the Minister of State at the Presidency of the Republic of Niger, Rhissa Ag Boula, and the Advisor to the President of the Republic, Salim Mokkadem.
The Board of Directors of Med-Or Leonardo Foundation approved the activity plan and the forecast budget for 2021. The Board also appointed members of the Scientific Committee.
Delegates from around the world will meet in November to vote in the new Executive Committee of the world’s premier international policing organisation, INTERPOL. An analysis by Pietro Baldelli.
Hit by the worst economic and financial crisis in its history, Lebanon is on the brink of collapse. The international community has promised assistance in exchange for reforms.
The ceremony took place in Rome, at the headquarters of the Foundation, in the presence of Minister Di Maio
The Islamic Republic strengthens its northern front, dispatching a large number of military units to the border with Azerbaijan. An analysis by Germano Dottori.
In a country still plagued by internal divisions, there is a risk that political tensions between the East and the West could endanger the December general elections and open a new phase of conflict.
Najla Bouden Romdhane is the first woman assigned to form a government in Tunisia’s history.
Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first Exposition in MENASA area (Middle East, North Africa and South Asia). This will turn the spotlight on each of the world’s 192 countries and on the potential of a region which has about 2.3 billion people.
Poll results in Morocco may mark a very important political twist in the Kingdom – and across the region
On Friday September 17, a meeting was held at MBDA Italia headquarters in Rome between the Italian top management of the company and those of Med-Or Foundation, for a first, fruitful discussion on the possible activities of mutual collaboration.
The second installment of the series curated by Pietrangelo Buttafuoco tells the story of Martin Lings
The recent meeting in Ankara between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Councillor for National Security of the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, could open a new phase in international politics as well as new geopolitical dynamics in the broader Mediterranean area.
The US withdrawal from Afghanistan has put an end to what senior correspondent and deputy Foreign Policy news editor Michael Hirsch defined as “America’s greatest strategic disaster”. However, it also opened a huge geopolitical and diplomatic Pandora’s box for the key players in that turbulent region – chiefly India, China and Pakistan.
Guido Bolaffi reflects on the US President’s trip to Europe, from the G7 to the Geneva summit with President Vladimir Putin
The speech of Karim El Aynaoui, Executive Vice-President of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
The first installment of the series curated by Pietrangelo Buttafuoco tells the story of Musa Sadr, one of the leading figures in the intellectual renaissance of Shia Islam, which is present – in its complex articulations – in many countries across the Near East.
Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain, sends a message to Med-Or Foundation on the day of the inauguration.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, sends a message to Med-Or Foundation on the day of the inauguration.
Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sheikh, Minister of Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, sends a message to Med-Or Foundation on the day of the inauguration.
Notes from Ambassador Armando Barucco on the relations between Italy and the Kingdom of Morocco, and on the cooperation agreement between the Med-Or Foundation, Rome’s Luiss University and Mohammed VI University in Rabat.
Starting next week, a monthly series focusing on the lives of the people who made the history of the Mediterranean region.
Was it Joe Biden who softened the long-promised US hard line against Narendra Modi’s India – or was it, as the Americans claim, the Indian Prime Minister who decided to put on the backburner his proclaimed hostility towards the new US President?
20 July 2021 marked Med-Or Day, the public launch of Med-Or Foundation, which opened the doors of its offices in Rome to meet with stakeholders from Italy and all over the world.
Med-Or Foundation is glad to announce a partnership with Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Rabat to promote cultural initiatives and enhance scientific and academic cooperation.
In an increasingly polarized world, the Mediterranean holds the key to world security
Between a ceasefire and planned general elections, Libya is struggling to visualize a better future. But the government that will emerge from the electoral competition will face the challenge of stabilising the country first