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