2017: International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

2017: International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

  In the UNa��s listA�of International Days[1], there are more than 100 celebrations throughout theA�yearA�and they literally cover all types of subjects: from cancer to poetry, from sportA�to copyrightsA�and from jazz to tuna (yes even tuna has its own international day, the 2nd of May). Every year, the UN choosesA�a specific topic about which it

Caliphate’s modus operandi in foreign affairs

Caliphate’s modus operandi in foreign affairs

TheA�emergence of the Islamic State (IS) can mainly be traced back to two intertwined situations: the political turmoil which followed the demise of Saddam Hussein (2003) and the regional instability caused by the Syrian Civil War (2011). This complex scenario was essentially the “perfect storm” which allowed for IS to emerge and establish a de

The Declaration of Rome: Mogherinia��s greatest success

The Declaration of Rome: Mogherinia��s greatest success

  The Rome Agenda On the day of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, the 27 Leaders of the European Union signed a Declaration of unity in diversity, launching de facto the multi-speed management of further integration. The Declaration states that (as Member States) a�?we will act

LET US HELP THEM WHERE THEY LIVE!!! (Aiutiamoli a casa loro!!!)

LET US HELP THEM WHERE THEY LIVE!!! (Aiutiamoli a casa loro!!!)

Mass migration has become, in the latest years, an ever-present issue in the narratives concerning the European Union. Every single member State feels or is affected by this situation and solutions have been A�vigorously advocatedA� both by international stakeholders and private citizens alike. Since overall migration flows might be decreasing in intensity, but are far

What is happening to democracy?

What is happening to democracy?

  2016 has being a year full of surprises for what concerns the most powerful instrument of democracy: peoplea��s vote. Democracy is usually defined as the power of people and it is absolutely undeniable that the right to vote is amongst the cornerstones of civil rights. However, notwithstanding the fact that every people should have

Terrorist psychology

Terrorist psychology

Every day we hear about new terrorist attacks that seem to be not onlyA�more violent and frequent, but more widespread, dragging everyday millions and millions of innocent and vulnerable people in theirA�dramatic and deadly spiral of terror. How can the leaders of terrorist groups be able to use A�psychological and social dynamics of persuasion so

a�?THE LONG WAY JOURNEY OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAa�?

a�?THE LONG WAY JOURNEY OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINAa�?

Let me explain you why Bosnia shouldna��t apply for the membership in the EU The 20th of September 2016 is an important date for the history of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The European Council accepted the request of accession of the Western Balkans Country after the Chairman of the Presidency Dragan A?oviA� presented the application for

Azerbaijan a�� Why Is It So Popular Now?

Azerbaijan a�� Why Is It So Popular Now?

Azerbaijan is a country that some years ago just a few people knew where to place on the map. In less than twelve months Baku, the capital city, caught the worlda��s attention with the first edition of the European Games and a Grand Prix of Formula One. Some might also remember that in 2012 Baku

DIVIDED WE STAND

DIVIDED WE STAND

The European Union and the European Communities that preceded it have seen so many setbacks, so many conflicting national interests, so many bumps on a road with no clear destination that it truly is a wonder seeing it still standing. Faced with the failure of the Defence Community, empty chairs, dysfunctional European snakes, a never-born

No more just a slogan

No more just a slogan

  28, September 1786 Venice is no more a simple word, an empty name, such as those that have plagued me, I, mortal enemy of empty words! This is not an error, this is not a lapse. The date at the top of this article is correct, or at least, partially correct. On 28 September