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Why Djibouti is strategic for the security of the Red Sea

From the protection of maritime trade to the stability of the Horn of Africa: the importance of Djibouti’s military facilities for Mediterranean and European security.

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Climate change and extreme weather events: a threat to security

Floods and extreme weather events are occurrences related to climate change, which can have serious repercussions for international security and politics, as recently demonstrated by the floods that hit the Gulf countries.

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Now online April “Close-ups”

Med-Or’s monthly reports are back: geopolitics, economy, security in the Broader Mediterranean countries

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The Islamic State is regaining strength in Syria

The number of attacks carried out by IS in Syria has never been so high since the days of the Caliphate. This is why it must be monitored. An analysis by Emanuele Rossi.

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Seventy-five years of NATO and the Mediterranean’s security challenge

NATO turns 75, but the new international context and the threats to the Euro-Atlantic security pose new challenges for the Alliance. The article by Enrico Casini, published by Il Giornale on Friday 19th of April 2024.

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The Growing Chinese Presence in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean may appear to be a geographically remote area for China, yet it has been present in numerous countries for more than two decades. An analysis by Claudia De Martino.

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The earthquake in Taiwan and the risks for the global supply chains

The recent earthquake that hit Taiwan has confirmed how the fragility of the global supply chains could pose economical and security risks

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The new Saudi method: the constructive approach

What strategic foundations underpin the development of Saudi Arabia's new international projection? The point of view of Mohammed Alsulami, President of the International Institute for Iranian Studies (RASANAH) in Riyadh

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GERD: the waters of the Nile at the center of the dispute between Ethiopia, Sudan, and Egypt

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is a strategic infrastructure for the future of Ethiopia, which however represents an element of tension between the countries located along the river Nile.

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Afghanistan amid terrorism and insecurity more than two years after the fall of Kabul

Afghanistan continues to host the headquarters of several terrorist organizations, with serious repercussions for the security of the surrounding area and for Pakistan in particular

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Libya and the Russian Strategy for Africa

Libya’s instability, its porous borders, and the country’s central position could grant Moscow a strategic asset for its penetration into the African continent and a new outpost on the Mediterranean.

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Now online February “Close-ups”

Med-Or’s monthly reports are back: geopolitics, economy, security in the Broader Mediterranean countries.

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From local guerrilla to global disruption: the rise and evolution of the Houthis in Yemen

An analysis of the Shia political and military organisation. By Eleonora Ardemagni

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The Iranian perspective on the Gaza conflict and the role of the “Axis of Resistance”

The conflict in Gaza could lead to a redefinition of regional balances. Iran seems to benefit in the short term, but the Axis of Resistance emerges as the main loser. An analysis by Giorgia Perletta

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Is the Syrian front the biggest risk to Israel?

The presence of heterogeneous organizations, with different agendas and interests to protect, could make Syria the riskiest escalation point. An analysis by Daniele Ruvinetti

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Now online November "Close-ups"

Med-Or’s monthly reports are back: geopolitics, economy, security in the Broader Mediterranean countries

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Russia and the conflict in Gaza

Russia’s stance in the new international context and in the Middle East conflict. Potential implications on the conflict in Ukraine. An analysis by Giorgio Cella

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Italy and India: between ambitions and common interests. The importance of a strategic relationship

2023 marked 75 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Italy and India. In March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Italy’s PM Giorgia Meloni met in New Delhi. This was followed by various meetings between officials from the two countries, including a visit to Italy by Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The importance of dialogue and collaboration between New Delhi and Rome is underlined by their joint interests, ambitions, attention to developments in Africa and the Global South, and by Italy’s new strategy in the Indo-Pacific, which are the focus of this report

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Med-Or presents its new monthly column, “Close-ups”

Med-Or’s monthly column “Close-ups” is now online: geopolitics, economics and security in the countries of the Broader Mediterranean

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Israel under attack

On Saturday, October 7, Hamas launched a violent terrorist attack on Israel from the Gaza Strip that left hundreds dead and thousands injured. An analysis by Anna Maria Cossiga

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The U.S. and the attempt at a historic agreement between the Israelis and Saudis

After months of secret contacts, the possibility of a historic understanding began to leak out last June. Recently, the possibility has returned to the spotlight with Netanyahu’s mission to New York. An analysis by Stefano Marroni

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Why including the African Union in the G20 increases the value of the group

The inclusion of the African Union as a permanent member of the G20, composed of the world's top 20 economies, may have momentous value for Africa's evolution. An analysis by Emanuele Rossi

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Quo vadis, ASEAN?

During the ASEAN meetings in Indonesia numerous regional issues were discussed, but the main focus was on the absence of Joe Biden and Xi Jinping.

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Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni visits the US to tighten a strategic relationship – including for the Mediterranean.

Italian Prime Minister Meloni’s recent visit to the US confirms the importance of the relationship between the two countries, one of the cornerstones of Italian foreign politics, also from a Euro-Mediterranean perspective.

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Ukraine, Sweden, the Indo-Pacific and NATO’s Southern Flank are the focus of the Alliance’s 2023 Summit in Vilnius

The Vilnius meeting was an opportunity for Italy to stress the importance of the Southern Flank and the link between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific

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Libya: Latest developments

In a changed international context, Italy continues its efforts to stabilise the country. By Daniele Ruvinetti

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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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United States and China: Seeking a common ground for dialogue

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in China with his counterpart Qin Gang and President Xi. In a climate of competition between the two countries, these could be the first attempts at dialogue. By Enrico Casini e Federico Deiana

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Italy looks to Tunisia for a solution to the crisis

Italy confirms its support to the country, which looks increasingly precarious economically and affected by anti-western actors’s agendas. By Francesco Meriano

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Military missions abroad: Italy sets its priorities and new commitments in the Broader Mediterranean

The Italian Government plans to commit to international military missions in several areas and identifies the Broader Mediterranean as a hub for East-West global dynamics

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