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The Covid-19 Epidemics and the Issue of Italy’s Public Debt

We are back again to the usual routine of a too little too late approach in the EU, both for the Italian health spending and for the equally high one of the other countries affected by the epidemic. Creating debt to set the economy into motion again is of no use in the long run - if not as a stopgap measure. Direct interest-free financing from both the Bank of Italy and the ECB is needed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Archive photo: AP

Turkey’s New Mediterranean and Maghreb Policy \ Analysis

From now on, only Russia and Turkey will have real influence in the Libyan area between Tripoli and Benghazi and in the strategic neighboring countries. Turkish President Erdogan is currently the real hegemonic leader in the Tripoli system. The Turkish goal is, first of all, to preserve the key role of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tripoli, but it is obviously a project that mainly concerns the Turkish national hegemony  

Chinese Uyghur Muslims. Archive photo: AP

The Uyghur Issue in Early 2020 / Analysis

We need to carefully consider the cultural, symbolic and historical problems emerging in China with regard to the Uyghur issue. The new phase of Uyghur jihadism will affect the whole Middle East and the Maghreb region, in addition to an increasing share of jihadists of Turkish origin who will be operating in South-East Asia

An Iranian Simroq UAV (archive photo)

The Real Threat Is Surprise Attacks

Analysis: Nowadays there are high-tech threats on Israel like miniaturized, weaponized drones. We must be on the lookout for and to be prepared to defend against these, so that our leadership and our democracies are duly protected

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (Photo: AP)

The Attack on Saudi Arabia: Iran’s Sober Logic

The recent Iranian operation against Saudi Arabia’s oil installations raises questions about Iran’s policy. The attack may be regarded as the crossing of a red line, but apparently, the Iranians have good reasons for going so far as harming their neighboring enemy and the global oil market
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