Linee Strategiche – 04/04/2014

by Marco Emanuele (with Link Campus University)
Linee strategiche ( Some news by The National Interest, Strategic Culture Foundation, The Diplomat, AffarInternazionali, Limes online, Eurasia review, Al Jazeera: 
– Wake Up, Central Europe (Dariusz Kałan, The National Interest). Several years ago, we Central Europeans started to undertake various programs in the post-Soviet and Western Balkan countries, teaching them democracy and market economics and, in a well-meaning manner, persuading them to follow the paths of transformation that had brought us, as we believed, nothing but material fulfillment, self-satisfaction and a sense of mission. Being so besotted with our post-1989 success, we thought that history had forgotten about us, that we had somehow escaped the guillotine that had been hanging over us for so many centuries. (…) 
– South Korea Extends Ballistic Missile Range (Zachary Keck, The Diplomat). South Korea says it tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 500 km, and that’s only the start. (…)
– Japan Loosens Restrictions on Arms Exports As China Looks On (Shannon Tiezzi, The Diplomat). Japan’s decision to allow more arms exports leads to caution and suspicion in China. (…)
– China And India: River Wars In The Himalayas (Amitava Mukherjee, Eurasia review – Geopolitical Monitor),
– India’s polls: Corporations under scrutiny (Supriya Sharma, Al Jazeera),
– Bashir presidente del Sudan, verso il 2015 e oltre (Antonella Napoli, Limes online). Il generale, capo di Stato dal 1989, non dovrebbe partecipare alle elezioni previste per l’anno prossimo, ma il suo recente attivismo internazionale alimenta qualche dubbio. (…)
– Is Kenya’s heavy-handed response to security threats justifiable? (Abdullahi Boru Halakhe, Al Jazeera),
–  Restoring Energy Security After Crimea (Gonul Tol, Alex Vatanka, The National Interest). The crisis in Ukraine has rightly sparked concerns over a possible cut in Russian natural gas to Europe. Europe receives roughly 30 percent of its gas supplies from Russia, and more than half of the Russian natural gas delivered to Europe travels through Ukraine. This dependence needs to be remedied, and the sooner the better. As European leaders weigh the continent’s energy strategies to mitigate the potential long-term loss of Russian supplies, two countries—Turkey and Azerbaijan—stand out as important partners in Europe’s quest for energy security. (…)
– La Crimea è il prezzo da pagare per non stare con la Russia (Yevhen Perelygin, Limes online). L’analisi dell’ambasciatore d’Ucraina in Italia sugli ultimi eventi in Crimea e sulle opzioni dell’Unione Europea di fronte alle minacce di Putin. (…)
– Drive a Wedge Between Russia and China (Albert B. Wolf, The National Interest). There’s no question that Russia’s annexation of the Crimea is a blatant violation of international law. However, talk of a new Cold War and of “containing” Russia take our eyes off of more pressing threats and potential opportunities, namely cutting a deal with Iran and driving a wedge between a (potentially) revisionist Kremlin and a rising China. (…)
– NATO, Russia: Arms or Diplomacy Choice (I) (Andrei Akulov, Strategic Culture Foundation). NATO must have a sustained presence in countries that feel «vulnerable» to Russia, US President Barack Obama said on March 26 at a meeting with EU leaders in Brussels. Obama insisted that contingency plans had to be examined and «updated» to guarantee «that we do more to ensure that a regular NATO presence among some of these states that may feel vulnerable is executed». The comments came during a four-day trip to Europe by the US President. (…)
– The US Hits the Red Line in its Confrontation with Russia (Nikolai Bobkin, Strategic Culture Foundation). On 2 April, Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with John Kerry in which he stressed the need for joint efforts to establish a broad internal dialogue in Ukraine in the interests of furthering a national consent acceptable to all the regions of Ukraine. In response, Kerry set about promising that the US is interested in continuing the search for agreed approaches, while at the same time a Kiev delegation held talks in Brussels regarding Ukraine’s accession to the military alliance NATO. It is unclear on what grounds the White House has decided that the Kremlin will agree to extend the alliance to its own borders, with the length of the Russian-Ukrainian border standing at 2,295.04 km (of which 1,974.04 km is land border and 321 km is sea border). (…)
– Reassuring Jittery Asian Allies (Eugene B. Kogan, The National Interest). The Obama administration must refocus on a key geostrategic imperative: stopping the erosion of allied confidence in American reliability. The brouhaha over last year’s decision by the United States to adhere to China’s air-defense identification zone in East China Sea obscured this key issue. The dust having since settled, it is worth revisiting the facts. At the time, the efforts to persuade Tokyo that informing China of U.S. civilian flights was an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) decision reaffirmed the instincts of our Japanese friends that Washington could not be relied upon. No wonder that Tokyo’s new military strategy (euphemistically termed “proactive pacifism”) calls for acquisition of drones and amphibious assault vehicles. (…)
– Mongolia: More Than Just a Courtesy Call (J. Berkshire Miller, The Diplomat). The significance of US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to Ulan Bator this month should not be overlooked (…) 
– Lezione siriana per la sicurezza collettiva (Antonio Bultrini, AffarInternazionali),
– Nato. Stoltenberg segretario, l’Italia aspetta ancora (Mario Arpino, AffarInternazionali),
– The new shock doctrine: ‘Doing Business’ with the World Bank (Jason Hickel, Al Jazeera),
– Ten years without Derrida (Santiago Zabala, Al Jazeera),

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– 4 marzo 2014.  La grande riforma: un atto mancato. Interventi: Giuliano Amato, Enzo Scotti, Antonello Biagini, Luigi Zanda, Gaetano Quagliarello, Augusto Barbera, Luigi Compagna, Miguel Gotor, Paolo Savona, Ludovico Ortona, Salvatore Sechi, Giovanni Caracciolo, Enzo Carra, Paolo Guzzanti, Antonio Padellaro, Antonio Martino, Antonio Zanfarino. Alla presenza del Presidente del Senato. Modera: Pasquale Chessa. Presiedono: Anna e Giuseppe Cossiga.
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– 7 marzo 2014. Presentazione del rapporto Il ciclismo tra percezione e comunicazione. Interventi: Giorgio Squinzi (Presidente di Confindustria), Renato Di Rocco (Presidente della Federazione Ciclistica Italiana), Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente della Link Campus University), Nicola Ferrigni (Curatore della ricerca)
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