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Balkans between great politics, butter and guns


The Balkans produce more history than they can consume: one of Churchill’s many famous quotes seems to never get old. The very same could be said about other nearby areas: think about the hotbeds of latent instability in the Donbass, Transnistria, Georgia…read more.

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Targeting the de-materialised "Caliphate" - Extremism, radicalisation and illegal trafficking


The war against terror has been a past political and strategic construct that has at the same time reduced the forces under the banner of Al-Qaeda and IS, but also complicated the mitigation of several regional crises, especially in the Gulf and Levant regions. Counterterrorism has relayed the war on terror after its evident limitations in Iraq and Somalia, culminating in the destruction of the de facto entity of the Islamic State between Syria and Iraq. DAESH, after having shown that the century old frontiers of the Sykes-Picot can be put into…read more.

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NATO and its added value to the security of the Arab Gulf


When NATO launched the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) in 2004 with Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the contents and objectives of the initiative where anything but clear. The main dilemma is to identify the ‘added value’ of a NATO-Gulf security cooperation, given that key…read more.