Author: Luca Giulini

Conflict Resolution In The Donbas: What Has Changed?

On April 26th, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky proposed the cancellation of the Minsk agreements, established in 2014, which regulate conflict resolution in eastern Ukraine. According to Zelensky, the clauses no longer reflect the state of current relations and need a comprehensive update – if not tout-court revision. Zelensky invited the

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The New Geopolitics of Space: Skyrocketing Tensions

Geopolitics moves into space: the heads of the space agencies of China and Russia signed a memorandum on the 9th of March to join forces in the construction of an outpost on the Moon. As stated by Zhang Kejian, head of the CNSA (China National Space Administration) and Dmitry Rogozin,

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A two-sided challenge: the Turkish Lira and the Istanbul Convention

The removal of Governor Naci Agbal from the Turkish central bank exposes the government to a potential currency crisis. Erdogan’s move seems to be targeted at demolishing the hopes of those who considered Agbal the epitome of a newly obtained autonomy for the monetary institution. Erdogan, declining in consensus and

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Where Crisis Meets Chaos: Analysis Of A Post-Brexit EU

In 2015, the U.K. announced the beginning of the golden era in Sino-British IR. At the beginning of 2021, even the word collaboration seems to have disappeared from Downing Street’s vocabulary. Examples of this are the exclusion of Huawei from the 5G system, the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier sent by

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The New Silk Road: China And The Geopolitics Of The Stans

Covid-19 has driven significant changes in major geopolitical hotspots worldwide, creating new strategic balances in zones of changing power. Washington’s setbacks in handling the pandemic, along with Beijing’s mask diplomacy assertiveness and Russia’s decline as a regional benchmark, all point to a considerable change in Central Asia. In the new

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The Gulf of Guinea’s Blue Economy: from Oil through Fish to People.

The Gulf of Guinea embraces the most economically dynamic and populous countries in sub-Saharan Africa, as evidenced by their average 3% annual GDP growth. While hydrocarbon resources contribute account for the main share of national revenues in Nigeria and Angola, the impact of oil extraction on GDP has been steadily

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Karabakh Is Settled, Who Is Next? No Peace In Sight For The Donbass.

On December 12, despite the ceasefire formally in force since July, Ukrainian mortars and grenade launchers hit several areas in the Eastern formerly autonomous regions of Donetsk (RPD) and Lugansk (RPL), including Jakovlevka, Spartak, and Trudovskaja. Two militiamen of the RPD were also killed in the village of Leninskoe by

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Would You Call This A Victory? More Than 300 Students Released By Boko Haram

Hundreds of students from the Kankara Government Science Secondary School have been rescued by Nigerian authorities. The students were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-western state of Katsina on Friday, 11 December. Governor Aminu Bello Masari explained that the state security agencies had located the hostages in the Rugu forest, in neighbouring

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