Category: evidenza

The Kurdish conundrum. The new crux in the Syrian conflict

Last month the United States announced the creation of a new security force in the territories controlled by Kurdish Syrians along the Turkish border. Erdogan -Turkey’s president- promptly responded he would annihilate the new ‘Kurdish terror army’. Syria has yet again fallen into a never ending civil war. Barin Kobane was a female Kurdish fighter,…

UN approves 30-day for Syria’s Ghouta ceasefire

Syrian government forces, backed by Russia, have killed more than 500 civilians and more than 2,500 wounded during a week of intense bombardment in the Eastern Ghouta. The victimes include 121 children, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Aid groups report several hospitals being put out of action. According to the Syrian-American Medical Society,…

What is the dispute over Jerusalem about?

Challenging the delicate status of the contested city and the international consensus, President Donald Trump has announced to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This unprecedented move over the holy place can have a disastrous impact on the stability and security of the region, hindering the peace process. Before expounding what is happening now,…

Sri Lanka, the March of Folly 21 – Education in the doldrums

I have spent the last few weeks looking at both our parliamentarians and the public service, and these are certainly areas in which reforms are urgently required. At its simplest, we need a public service that works efficiently for the public, rather than for politicians. We need politicians who understand what their responsibilities are, to…

The point of Florida shooting

The teenage charged with unleashing one of America’s worst school shootings may have chosen Valentine’s Day to strike after the end of a relationship with a girlfriend. Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people at his former school in Parkland, an suburb north of Miami, Florida. Police said he Cruz fired an AR-15 assault-style rifle for…

Plastic pollution: more waste than fish

The materials we call “plastic” were developed in the 1930s and 40s and mass production began in the 1950s. Since then, the diffusion and use of different plastics have been continuously increasing and projections suggest that this trend will continue.This lightweight, durable, cost-effective and versatile material has some disadvantages that had not been foreseen. For…

Unification flags at Winter Olympics: Sport for Development and Peace

The Olympic flag surrounded by flags from various countries that are competing in the Winter Olympics, wave in the wind in front of the Olympic Stadium in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The athletes of the 2018 Winter Olympics marched into the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium amid roaring applause and cheers. Russia’s national Olympic committee was barred from…

One year since Trump’s election: between evaluations, numbers and protests

During the final round of the presidential election, dated 8 November 2016, Mr. Trump was challenging through explosive words Mrs. Clinton and with the worldwide spotlight and anxiety, the Democratic Party’s nominee was defeated by Republican Party’s candidate, who was inaugurated as 45th President of the United States of America. It has been a year…