Arab and international interests

Currently, Sunnis are divided into Saudi Wahhabis, Saudi-trained Salafis who developed jihadist terrorism and the Muslim Brotherhood originated in Egypt.…

Geopolitics

The delicate balance in the Middle East after the death of Morsi and the conflicts of the Islamic world

Many jihadists, in fact, have returned and are returning from Syria. On the basis of what has been stated by Iraqi and US sources, there are 15 thousand militants of ISIS in Iraq. The fighters of the Islamic State want to reorganise their activities starting from the new Iraqi bases, with the risk of destabilising…

While Carola Rackete becomes a media case, we forget the real reasons behind migration flows

The court case on the Sea Watch captain Carola Rackete is just a move to distract us from the reasons behind migration flows. Destabilization. This is probably the word that best describes the phenomenon of migratory flows that in recent years have increasingly affected European states. I it is true that every human being has…

Human Rights

The delicate balance in the Middle East after the death of Morsi and the conflicts of the Islamic world

Many jihadists, in fact, have returned and are returning from Syria. On the basis of what has been stated by Iraqi and US sources, there are 15 thousand militants of ISIS in Iraq. The fighters of the Islamic State want to reorganise their activities starting from the new Iraqi bases, with the risk of destabilising…

While Carola Rackete becomes a media case, we forget the real reasons behind migration flows

The court case on the Sea Watch captain Carola Rackete is just a move to distract us from the reasons behind migration flows. Destabilization. This is probably the word that best describes the phenomenon of migratory flows that in recent years have increasingly affected European states. I it is true that every human being has…

Tech & Science

Culture

The Huawei case: the EU at a crossroads

Yet, this peculiar approach shall not mislead us in the process of understanding his foreign policy. Trump has a Master Plan, which I dare to summarise as pivot to China. His predecessor approached Asia by reassuring regional allies, by strengthening economic and military cooperation and by avoiding a conflictual relation with China. Indeed, after the…

Laos, an other world

Before getting ready to visit a country like Laos we need to reset all our certainties of what we think we know, because the same terms we use every day, concepts, definitions, values, verbs, in other cultures can take on a meaning completely different. Laos is a very poor country, only the main roads are…

Health & Welfare

What is it the Falsified Medicine Directive? Is it enough to face the illegal pharmaceutical market?

Every year more and more patients use falsified medicines (FM), and this is not dreadful only for the pharmaceutical sector, but especially for the consumers.  As a matter of fact, FM could have a wrong dosage – either too high or too low – or even can be made with toxic ingredients. According to the…

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, between debates and uncertainties

The European Union member countries have renovated for five years the authorization for using the glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide, since years subject of concerns and worries. Years of criticism on the use of the chemical compound in agriculture, considered by many carcinogenic to humans. Even the International Agencies (like the European Food Safety Authority EFSA,…