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Lebanon: between old problems and future challenges

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.

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Med-Or Foundation: award ceremony for three students from Morocco

The ceremony took place in Rome, at the headquarters of the Foundation, in the presence of Minister Di Maio

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Tensions and troop movements on the Iranian-Azerbaijan border

The Islamic Republic strengthens its northern front, dispatching a large number of military units to the border with Azerbaijan. An analysis by Germano Dottori.

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Libya: limited room for manoeuvre ahead of the elections, as new tensions loom

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.

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India in a crossfire

The central role assigned to India by the US may not sit well with Russia, especially after the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan.

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Najla Bouden Romdhane assigned to form a government in Tunisia

Najla Bouden Romdhane is the first woman assigned to form a government in Tunisia’s history.

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Algeria’s reluctant leadership

Old guard faces consensus crisis, internal tensions and complex border issues

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Pakistan and the rise of the Taliban

For Islamabad, the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan can be seen as success, but it may hide risks. An analysis by Guido Bolaffi.

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Geography and potential of Expo 2020

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.

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Moroccan general elections: an outcome of regional significance

Poll results in Morocco may mark a very important political twist in the Kingdom – and across the region

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Med-Or Foundation and MBDA Italia sign an agreement on training

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.

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India’s role in the Afghan jigsaw

Indian government has shown political and diplomatic flexibility, but there is no shortage of internal antagonisms.

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The Abraham Accords one year on

One year after the signing of the agreements, a brief analysis of their geopolitical impact in the Middle East region

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Lives in history of the Mediterranean: Martin Lings

The second installment of the series curated by Pietrangelo Buttafuoco tells the story of Martin Lings

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The Tunisian crisis and the Saïed Option

The analysis of the political change in Tunisia by Alessandro Giuli’s standpoint

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9/11, twenty years later

Twenty years have passed since 9/11/2001 attacks in New York and Washington. An event which has changed the course of history of the West and the whole world. Nowadays, our effort is not to forget these dramatic happenings and the innocent victims.

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Turkey-UAE rapprochement: an opportunity for dialogue

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.

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China, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan: what could change in the region?

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.

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David Meidan wishes to Med-Or Foundation

David Meidan sends a message to Med-Or Foundation. David Meidan is currently a private business man who expertise in exporting cutting edge high technology produced in Israel.

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Abdullah al Lafi wishes to Med-Or Foundation

Abdullah al Lafi, Vice President of the Libyan Presidential Council, sends a message to Med-Or Foundation on the day of the inauguration.ne.

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Biden’s trip to Europe and the challenges posed by Indo-Pacific competition

Guido Bolaffi reflects on the US President’s trip to Europe, from the G7 to the Geneva summit with President Vladimir Putin

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Arab countries’ commitment to Health Security

Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates launched a mass vaccination campaign and are aiming at own production of vaccines by focusing on Health Resilience

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Mohamed Abdirizak wishes to Med-Or Foundation

Mohamed Abdirizak, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Federal Republic of Somalia, sends a message to Med-Or Foundation on the day of the inauguration.

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The Tunisian crisis sends a message to Europe

In Tunisia the democratic process, which started a decade ago, has been suspended by an institutional crisis that might have sensitive implications not only for the country, but also for the broader Mediterranean region.

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MoU Med-Or, Luiss, Mohammed VI: Karim El Aynaoui’s speech

The speech of Karim El Aynaoui, Executive Vice-President of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

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Lives in the history of the Mediterranean: Musa Sadr

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.

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Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani wishes to Med-Or Foundation

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.

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Med-Or Day: greetings from the guests

During the Med-Or Day ceremony we collected the greetings and comments of some of the guests. You will find them all enclosed in these short videos we realized.

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani wishes to Med-Or Foundation

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.

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Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sheikh wishes to Med-Or Foundation

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.

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Italy and Morocco: A strategic partnership for the broader Mediterranean region and Africa

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.

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“Lives in the history of the Mediterranean”: a series curated by Pietrangelo Buttafuoco for Med-Or

Starting next week, a monthly series focusing on the lives of the people who made the history of the Mediterranean region.

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Le relazioni tra India e Stati Uniti: un nuovo inizio?

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?

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Med-Or Day: inauguration of the Foundation’s new headquarters

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.

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Dimitris Avramopoulos wishes to Med-Or Foundation

Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship (2014-2019), sends a message to Med-Or Foundation on the day of the inauguration.

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Med-Or Foundation launches its first advanced education project with Luiss Guido Carli University and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University of Morocco

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.

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The Mediterranean: an area of global strategic relevance

In an increasingly polarized world, the Mediterranean holds the key to world security

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Libya general elections: a crucial step for the country’s stabilisation process

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

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