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Rome and Abu Dhabi reconfirm their strategic commitment

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani's recent visit to the UAE confirms how the Rome-Abu Dhabi dialogue is strategic on several key issues for Italy's economic, foreign, and security policy

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The role of environmental research in the Mediterranean, from biosciences to earth magnetism

How international scientific collaborations can help people fighting climate change, particularly in the Broader Mediterranean. An analysis by Silvia Camisasca

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Israel and Italy ready to take relations to the next level

Recent meetings between Italian and Israeli authorities further strengthen already strong relations. By Anna Maria Cossiga

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The scramble for the Arctic and its strategic implications for the Mediterranean

The Arctic and the Mediterranean seas are much closer than they may seem. Factors such as climate, security and transports link them and may make them even more interdependent in the near future.

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Prime Minister Meloni’s visit to Abu Dhabi and the re-launch of the Italy-UAE strategic partnership

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visit to the UAE confirms a new beginning in Italy-UAE relations following five months of incremental engagement between the two governments

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Water scarcity in the Near East: a threat or an opportunity for cooperation?

Water stress could exacerbate the already tense situation in the Levant and limit regional cooperation, but also offer an opportunity for countries to strike deals on an equal basis that benefit all sides. The case of Jordan and Israel. By Giorgia Perletta


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Algeria ready to take its relationship with Europe a step further

It is no longer a secret that Algeria and Europe are extremely close – now more than ever, given the current geopolitical context.

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Russia and China in the scramble for nuclear power in Africa

The number of African countries thinking of developing a nuclear programme is growing, while collaboration projects with Russia and China are increasing. By Emanuele Rossi

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The Mediterranean as an undersea connection hub

The Mediterranean, increasingly a bridge between East and West, is key to the deployment of undersea internet infrastructures. An analysis by Emanuele Rossi

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The strategic importance of small Indo-Pacific islands

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.

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Food security and the war in Ukraine. What are the risks for the MENA area?

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

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Africa and the geopolitics of natural gas

As the Russia-Ukraine crisis leads to a change in gas supplies to Europe, Africa is becoming a more relevant player in this complex game, which goes well beyond the energy business. An analysis by Alessandro Giuli

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The role of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in Broader Mediterranean dynamics

The potential impact of the GERD on Northern Africa’s political balance. An analysis by Daniele Ruvinetti

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Turkey‘s role in the Mediterranean at the intersection of energy, economics and geopolitics.

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.

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The Levant is thirsty

Climate change and drought plague the Countries in the Levant region. The mismanagement of water resources can contribute to the outburst of conflicts. The case of Syria offers food for thought.

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Jordan: key player and regional mediator

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.

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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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