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A new great Islamic crescent: the Turkey-Qatar axis from the Caucasus to Libya

Giancarlo Elia Valori “Turkey has deep ties of friendship and fraternity with Qatar and the relations between the two countries have rapidly improved in all fields… Both countries are actively cooperating in solving regional problems.” With these words the official website of the Turkish Ministry for Foreign Affairs …

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Syrian Idlib: What’s Next?

Igor Matveev In October 2020, as the media reported Russia’s Aerospace forces resuming their strikes against the local armed opposition, Turkey relocating its observation posts, and Syrian militants fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh, the global community once again turned its attention to the events in Idlib. It is important to …

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Sino-US relations under Joseph Biden?

Amjad Javeed President Trump, hopefully outgoing, was not an out-and-out failure for his electorate. Yet, he was shown the door. He had many feathers for his cap. Wages among the poorest quarter of workers rose by 4.7 per cent a year, small-business confidence attained a 30-year pinnacle. By …

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Tax havens, exotic havens

Giancarlo Elia Valori Until the financial crisis of 2008, tax havens were seen as exotic places, Caribbean islands or Alpine financial fortresses patronized by celebrities, gangsters and wealthy aristocrats. Since then six issues have become clear, which make us reflect: a) the phenomenon is much bigger and more …

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Mike Pence: The Future of the Republican Party?

Rachel Bucchino  It all started with one of President Donald Trump’s most favorite pastimes — golf. Over the July 4 weekend, Mike Pence — vice-presidential prospect at the time — played a game of golf with the soon-to-be leader of the Republican party. That weekend initiated a promising four-year pledge …

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Yerevan and looking at the agreement with Russia and the Republic of Azerbaijan at the end of the Nagorno-Karabakh war

Farzad Ramezani Bonesh Senior Researcher and Analyst of International Affairs The Republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia have been embroiled in a military conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region for more than a month. During this time, they agreed three times on a ceasefire and a humanitarian ceasefire, but each …

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The African oil markets of the People’s Republic of China and the continuous daily needs for crude oil

Giancarlo Elia Valori In an attempt to position themselves as international players in the global oil and gas market, China’s national oil companies are investing heavily in the exploration and production of oil and gas supplies in Africa. Africa is the second largest region in supplying oil and …

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Libya: at what point is the night?

Giancarlo Elia Valori On Monday, November 9, the talks that should decide Libya’s future began in Tunis. After almost a decade of unrest, chaos and civil war, probably the United Nations – with the direct commitment of the new “special envoy”, Stephanie Wilson, will succeed in reasoning with …

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UAE and Israeli settlers find common ground in Jerusalem

By James M. Dorsey Weakened by Joe Biden’s electoral defeat of US President Donald J. Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu risks being caught between a rock and a hard place as Jordan, the Palestine Authority and the United Arab Emirates manoeuvre for control of what is to …

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