“Either you are with the crusaders or you are with Islam.” Dabiq – the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine – in 2014. (1) It is said that in the Middle East the land does not forget. Contemporary politics in the Middle East owe much to the memory of the medieval crusades. Fought over the course of… Read More From the Crusades to the Digital Caliphate
“Europe has decided to play a role among the big players of the world, while not being energy-independent, but this is not good” said the CEO of ENI (National Hydrocarbons Energy), Paolo Scaroni, “political independence coincides with energy” and it has to be said that the EU, in this field, still has a long way to… Read More Cold War Gas?
On 4 March 2014, The American President Barack Obama discussed the crisis in Crimea. He stated “there is a strong belief that Russia’s action is violating international law”. Obama also added that the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, seemed to have “a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations” and is convinced that… Read More To What Extent is Putin Disregarding International Law?
The United Nations report over 400 civilians have been killed in the past decade for US drone strikes. The most recent attack in Pakistan on early Thursday killed 3 people; the first attack since Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asked U.S. President Barack Obama to end the campaign of drone strikes. The Pakistani government “strongly condemns” the… Read More Drones crime: a form of collective punishment; no accountability, no legality.
On a proposal from New Zealand, on October 21 at the meeting of the First Committee of the UN General Assembly, 124 countries supported the so-called “Humanitarian Initiative,” which, condemning the devastating effects of the use of nuclear weapons, promotes the eradication of all nuclear weapons. The “Humanitarian Initiative” is the fourth in a series… Read More 124 Countries Take a Firm Stance Against Nuclear Weapons: Will there be a Positive Outcome?
The state of Colorado is a victim of one of the worst floods in decades. The floods began on Wednesday night, triggered by a series of unusually violent storms of late summer that have flooded the larger urban centers, from Fort Collins, near the border with Wyoming, up to Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs. Particularly… Read More Massive flood hit Colorado
The Syrian scenario, by now, is considered something very evasive. There is a legitimate government, ruled by Bashar al-Assad, which is strongly and militarily contested by rebels. There is a President of the United States, Barack Obama, who won the Peace Nobel Prize in 2009 and who wants to attack Damascus, in 2013. There is… Read More Why Does Obama Want to Intervene in Syria ?