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.…

The new plunder

There was a real race to Africa, which saw France, Belgium, Great Britain and Portugal among the main protagonists. Even…

Syria: key events of 2018

Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump declared victory against ISIL and announced the withdrawal of approximately 2000 American troops from Syria…

Geopolitics

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. They are also radical, but they are in contrast with the Saudis and have more pragmatic and political connotations. They enjoy the protection of Turkey and Qatar and part of Tunisia, protection that extends even…

Human Rights

The new plunder

There was a real race to Africa, which saw France, Belgium, Great Britain and Portugal among the main protagonists. Even today, after the numerous wars that have bloodied the African continent, after apartheid and after the difficult processes of decolonization, Africa is once again the object of desire for many nations. Those who have been…

Tech & Science

Culture

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,…