Turkic speakers but not Turks. The limits of Turkism in the Maghreb and beyond
Each empire leaves a presence of itself after its dissolution. In its provinces they are very often material traces rather than spiritual ones, while for the former dominant stock it ...
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Black Friday of the Omicron variant: something that no one has yet written in Italy
The new South African variant B.1.1.5291 has crossed the world stock exchanges on Black Friday, making Friday 26 November 2021 very “black”. But, in ...
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Libya: sand and votes
Libya is an invention, starting with the name. Even for the Ottomans, accessing the hinterland meant crossing a precise limes, it meant having to face the lions on guard ...
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Isis: the other virus
In recent years, the Western audience has been saturated with Middle Eastern terms, and drawn into a complex, dynamic, pervasive reality. The problem was not ...
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The two faces of the Turkish attitude
Last week we talked about the aggressive Turkish posture in foreign policy and, in particular, on the Levant Sea, where huge economic interests are converging ...
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Saudi Arabia and Iran: the strange couple
The balance of power is not a geopolitical element compatible with the Persian Gulf area; what were the two Middle Eastern pillars of Soviet Nixon containment, ...
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4 November: national holiday and the geopolitics of the Italians
The Italians, understood as a national community, do not have a geopolitical-strategic self-awareness and the national holiday of November 4th, the “Day of National Unity and ...
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The aggressive Turkish maritime policy destabilizes the Mediterranean
The recent Turkish threats of expulsion of ten Ambassadors1, "guilty" of having signed an appeal for the release of Osman Kavala, have brought back to the attention of the media ...
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How much (not) the American withdrawal from Afghanistan weighs in Arab perception
Many commentators felt that the poorly managed US withdrawal from Afghanistan heralded one from Iraq (...
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Russia has a strategic vision for the Black Sea, the West does not
In the 1s Nicholas John Spykman developed the concept of "rimland" XNUMX the "semipermeable" band ...
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NATO-Russia crisis: much ado about nothing
Politics and interests continue to run regardless of pandemics; it is the case of the rupture of relations between ...
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Indo Pacific: war does not wait
History can be viewed from multiple angles; if for Churchill August 1948 marks, losing India, the ...
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Iron and gas curtains
History, the real one, not that of counting the shells, has started to run everywhere, following the path ...
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Let me explain why Xi Jinping has not left China for 600 days
On March 22, 2013, the era of Xi Jinping, recently elected secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), had just begun ...
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In the name of the fathers
On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever. However in these days when the international community ...
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Requiem for the land of the West
The flow of history is constant, regardless of more or less deterministic cyclicality or unprecedented forms of ...
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Twenty years later
No, this is not the beautiful and famous central novel of Alexandre Dumas' trilogy about the three musketeers, but ...
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Afghanistan: game over?
As a Pashtun1 adage goes, there are those who have time and who only have a watch to check it. Net of what it is ...
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State Building and Army Building: notes on the failure of Western politics in Afghanistan
The twenty-year war in Afghanistan that ended with the reconquest of the country by the Taliban was a failure ...
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China to conquer Afghan rare earths
Recent events in Afghanistan, with the approximate and hasty American retreat, have highlighted since ...
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