Iran, Saudi Arabia and everyone else in between

The two largest countries in the middle east are also the two most important players in the region, but cooperation between the two has almost always been off the table. The reason being, as it often happens in that area, of religious nature, specifically the two are different kinds of Muslims: The Saudis (like the majority …

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Cold War II

When the Berlin Wall fell many believed that with it the Cold War also ended. Fast forward 27 years and the aforementioned assumption appears to be quite wrong. Just like during the Cold War, the west and Russia are clashing using "proxy" countries as settings for their battles. In the first conflict they were Vietnam, Korea, …

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Il potere della Vallonia! (ITA)

Un paio di giorni fa, facevo notare come paresse goffo e inefficace il sistema politico dell'Unione Europea. Non ho nemmeno fatto in tempo a finire di scrivere la suddetta frase, che leggo questa notizia: la Vallonia (si, la Vallonia) ha bloccato un accordo commerciale con il Canada già firmato e approvato da tutti gli altri membri dell'unione. Per capirci …

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Philippines’ bipolar tendencies

In 1951 the United States of America and the Philippines signed a mutual defense treaty after years of colonization by the US. The Philippines after World War II became an independent nation and so America changed it's "relationship status" with the Asian country. Nowadays the Philippines find themselves positioned in the middle of one of earth's most unstable …

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Like a mother with her naughty son – West Bank edition

We all know that feeling. When as a kid you did something naughty and you knew your mom was gonna be disappointed. And after you got scolded, once back in your room, you found yourself thinking something like: "Wow, that reaction was disproportionate...". Now, let's leave  parenting tips aside and think about the fact that actually, …

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It’s all his fault…or is it?

Every time we receive news from North Korea it's always about some nuclear non-proliferation law being ignored or, even news are a form of entertainment after all, about some terrible and inhuman execution perpetrated by the monster Kim Jong-Un. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, after all, has never seen democracy and seems to exist …

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