The recent Iranian protests have highlighted once again how volatile and complex is the reality in Middle East. The protests have been given different, and sometimes even contradictory, explanation in the media, from spontaneous to internal rebellion, from political opposition to change of regime. Assessing the Iranian situation is not easy but a wider and … Continue reading Iranian Protests: Genuine or Change of Regime Playbook?
"When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger" (Confucius) All of us are familiar with this old saying, old as history gets, old as our civilisations are. But we actually learn something from it? Are we sure it is applied correctly to our modern life? Especially when it comes to … Continue reading Are you Looking at the Moon or the Finger?
The recent Paris attacks have opened a series of questions on security and the real strength of IS. However, one clear fact is in front of our eyes: IS strength is proportional to our weakness. World powers division over Syria has just highlighted how easy is for groups like IS to increase their force and … Continue reading IS Strength is Proportional to our Weakness
The Isis offensive has exposed not only the failure of the Iraqi state but also of the whole Middle Eastern strategy pursued in these years by the US. “I told you so”, this is the resounding and well known sentence that many are now saying referring to the Iraqi situation. It is difficult not … Continue reading The Isis: An Offensive Not Only Towards Iraq
The conflict in Syria, with its human costs and destruction, is still far from being over and, although contained to a civil war, many ask when this will turn in an international conflict. Sitting in a region where religious and ethnic lines cut across several states, this civil war could generate a dangerous conflict capable … Continue reading Assessing Interventionism in Syria
Iran is still one of the major concerns for US, EU and UN due its ambitious nuclear program. Teheran’s regime appears resolute in pursuing the nuclear power in order to improve and enhance its international status. All major international powers tried, in vain, to persuade the world on the danger of a nuclearized Iran. Israel and Netanyahu even … Continue reading Should Iran Develop a Nuclear Deterrent?