Author: Camilla Giussani

Lebanon: Worst Crisis Since The 1800s, World Bank Warns

Beirut was once the Paris of the Middle East, but not anymore. The civil war of 1975-1990 brought Lebanon to its knees, and the country never recovered its wealth and splendor. Since 2019, a devastating economic crisis has been affecting the country and impacting every aspect of its citizens’ lives. The

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Voters Reject New Constitutional Draft in Chile

On Sunday, September 4th, Chileans were called to cast their vote on the new constitutional draft and while polls had shown a growing discontent with the new document, no one was expecting such an overwhelming rejection. The proposed draft, which was supposed to replace the current 1980 constitution, was voted

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Coming To Terms With The Colonial Past: Macron’s Visit In Algeria

On August 25th, Emmanuel Macron arrived in Algeria, five years after his last visit to the North African ex-colony. The goal of this three-day visit, which saw the French president accompanied by a delegation of over 90 politicians, businessmen, and intellectuals – including many bi-nationals – was to repair Franco-Algerian

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Far-Right Leader Giorgia Meloni To Become First Italian Female PM

As Italy approaches its next election, scheduled for September 25th, there is one candidate who, above all else, is favored to become Prime Minister: Giorgia Meloni. Her far-right, post-fascist party, Brothers of Italy (Fratelli d’Italia, in Italian) is at the helm of a right-wing coalition polling almost 50% and holds

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Biden’s First Visit In The Middle East: A New Era Of US Influence?

On Wednesday, 13th of July, US President Joe Biden landed at Ben Gurion International Airport, in Israel, where he started his first presidential visit to the Middle East. Biden’s decision to embark on this trip has been coldly welcomed by both US politicians and the general public, and the President

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Tensions Flare In Nagorno-Karabakh

Tensions are once again high in the Caucasus, and Nagorno-Karabakh is at the heart of the cyclone. The separatist region of Western Azerbaijan has been a theatre of war and massacre for decades, but the situation had seemingly improved following a ceasefire signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan in November 2020.

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Frontex: OLAF Report Confirms Allegations Of Illegal Pushbacks

On February 28th, 2022, Ville Itälä, Director-General of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), presented a report that had been long in the making. It covered a year-long investigation on Frontex, the European Border Agency, which confirmed the involvement of the organization in illegal activities in the Aegean Sea. The report,

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Droughts In Italy: Regions Declare State Of Emergency

“We must take actions and we believe it is right to do our part,” publicly stated Beppe Sala, mayor of Milan, referring to the declaration of the state of emergency and the decision, taken by the local authorities, to turn off public fountains and to introduce daytime water rationing (on

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