Category: evidenza

European army: why and how

The proposal for a more structured cooperation on defence and security issues across the European Union has been in development for a number of years. The current European Defence Initiative, comes from a proposal for an enhanced European Union defence, presented by France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg in Brussels in 2003. The European Defence Agency…

Kumari: the child-goddess without joy

Despite being the birthplace of Buddha, in Nepal the most widespread religion is Hinduism. This is one of the oldest and provides for the worship of various deities. Among these, there is one that is called the living Goddess: the Kumari. The name means “virgin” and indicates purity. According to Hindu culture, the child reincarnates…

The Nasra Front arrested leaders accused of supporting al-Qaeda

The Nasra Front arrested leaders and “jihadists” accused of supporting al-Qaeda in Syria. Their names: Jordanian Sami al-Aridi, a former leader in the Nasra Front, Khalid Aarouri “Abu al-Qassam”, former deputy of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Iyad al-Tubasi “Abu Jleibib”, former military commander, another military leader, Abu Hammam, and about 50 fighters, mostly Jordanian. The Nasra…

Ulster Says No – Again

The UK daily papers are full of outrage that Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) blocked proposals yesterday that would have moved Northern Ireland’s customs border to the Irish Sea. The 10 DUP MPs are currently propping up Theresa May’s minority Conservative government on a confidence and supply basis. Theresa May’s premiership could not continue…

Brexit: humble pie?

Who knows what will be on the menu when Theresa May dines with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today? Until after they meet, there can be no certainty about the terms that have been placed on the table. Ireland have already said that they doubt enough progress has been made over the weekend to avoid…

Brexit showdown Monday

In Hamlet, Marcellus, an officer of the palace guard, seeing the ghost of the dead king, walking over the palace walls, observes, ‘Something is rotten in the state of Denmark’.   Shakespeare would be spoiled for choice for a location for those words today – whether in Brussels, Washington, Westminster.   Or indeed, at Stormont,…

Nepal two years later: cities rebuilt, kids still in need of help

Two years ago, the Nepalese earthquake struck the international community. With its the large amount of damage and displacement, first aid responses were quick and efficient. As the  emergency situation has now left the limelight, underground illegal activities are proliferating, and the most vulnerable parts of society are suffering. Indeed, very little effort has been…

Aleppo: two factions are killing civilians

Two children were killed and 30 civilians were injured on Saturday as a result of the clashes and artillery shelling between the movements of “Nur al-Din Zanki” and “Liberation of the Sham” in the countryside of Aleppo. The clashes between the two factions near the large town of Urm has killed two children and wounding three…