Linee Strategiche – 17/03/2014

OUR PROJECTS (by Marco Emanuele with Link Campus University):
Linee strategiche (http://www.lineestrategiche.org/). Some news by Al Arabiya, AffarInternazionali, The National Interest, Aspenia online, Project-Syndicate, Brookings, Council on Foreign Relations: 
–  Iran’s horoscope for the year 1393 (Camelia Entekhabi-Fard, Al Arabiya). Nowrouz marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward equinox, which usually occurs on March 21. Iranians getting ready for a big national celebration, while their pockets are still empty and their hearts are full of hope for a better year ahead. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/irans-horoscope-for-the-year-1393-camelia-entekhabi-fard-al-arabiya-/
– Syrians deserve better than international hand wringing (H.A. Hellyer, Al Arabiya), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/syrians-deserve-better-than-international-hand-wringing-h-a-hellyer-al-arabiya-1/
– Remembering Kuwait after the fall of Yabrud (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya). A Syrian fighter sadly admitted that the opposition lost the battle for the town of Yabrud after weeks of fighting. He said: “We couldn’t last longer than we did with the simple weapons we had as there were thousands of [well-armed] Assad and Hezbollah forces.” (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/remembering-kuwait-after-the-fall-of-yabrud-abdulrahman-al-rashed-al-arabiya-/
– Marking the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution (Ahmad Jarba, Al Arabiya). After 50 years of tyranny and despotism, after five decades of having all aspects of freedom blotted out and the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of life in Syria eliminated, the revolution emerged. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/marking-the-third-anniversary-of-the-syrian-revolution-ahmad-jarba-al-arabiya-/
– America in the Gulf: Evolving, Not Leaving (DB Des Roches, The National Interest). America’s Gulf allies are unhappy with what they see as a milquetoast response to ongoing Iranian aggression and a betrayal of a commitment to remove Iran’s strongest ally—Bashar al Assad. Gulf leaders see a declining US military presence in the Gulf and feel there is a vacuum developing. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/america-in-the-gulf-evolving-not-leaving-db-des-roches-the-national-interest-/
– Al Qaeda’s Brand is Dead (Zachary Keck, The National Interest). As Al Qaeda’s operational capability has withered, some observers have sought to reframe the terrorism threat to the U.S. and the West in terms of Al Qaeda’s ideological appeal. According to this perspective, Al Qaeda continues to be a potent threat to the United States and the Western world because its ideology is spreading across the Arab world, and inspiring new groups that will attack the West. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/al-qaedas-brand-is-dead-zachary-keck-the-national-interest-/
– Palestine’s Plan for when Peace Talks Fail (Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley, The National Interest). Despite the unshakable and quixotic optimism of John Kerry’s Middle East negotiating team, the prevailing prognosis in Jerusalem and Ramallah is that even an attempt to implement an interim Israeli-Palestinian peace framework—let alone a final status agreement—is doomed to fail. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/palestines-plan-for-when-peace-talks-fail-jonathan-schanzer-grant-rumley-the-national-interest-/
– US security retrenchment: the first effects of a modest shift (Ted Galen Carpenter, Aspenia online). There are abundant signs that the halcyon days of US military intervention around the world may be coming to an end. Not only did Washington execute a complete withdrawal of its troops from Iraq, but the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan is drawing to a close, and even the goal of keeping a small residual force in that country appears to be fading. The Obama administration’s latest defense budget proposal ends the robust annual increases in spending that have been the norm since the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Indeed, the projected number of ground forces would be the lowest since the eve of World War II. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/us-security-retrenchment-the-first-effects-of-a-modest-shift-ted-galen-carpenter-aspenia-online-/
– A new way of communicating: what to do about Russia after the Crimean referendum (John C. Hulsman, Aspenia online). Given the strong cultural prevalence of Russian speakers in the province, if a free and fair election had been held, Crimea might well have voted to secede from Ukraine anyway. But President Putin has left nothing to chance; Crimean voters have literally cast their ballots under the eyes of Russian troops. Voting under the barrel of a gun could only produce one outcome: Crimea will either formally join Russia or emerge as a Russian enclave, much like Abkhazia or South Ossetia in Georgia, effectively crippling the precarious Ukrainian state and securing Russia’s access to a warm water sea port. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/a-new-way-of-communicating-what-to-do-about-russia-after-the-crimean-referendum-john-c-hulsman-aspenia-online-/
– Ukraine Versus the Vultures (Ngaire Woods, Taylor St. John, Project-Syndicate), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/ukraine-versus-the-vultures-ngaire-woods-taylor-st-john-project-syndicate-/
– Migration on the Move (Peter Sutherland, William Lacy Swing, Project-Syndicate), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/migration-on-the-move-peter-sutherland-william-lacy-swing-project-syndicate-/
– Personnel Change or Personal Change? Rethinking Libya’s Political Isolation Law (Roman David, Houda Mzioudet, Brookings). Nearly three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Libya’s revolution has stalled. Militias continue to run rampant as the government struggles to perform basic functions. Theoretically to protect the revolution, Libya passed its Political Isolation Law (PIL) in May 2013, effectively banning anyone involved in Qaddafi’s regime from the new government. The law has raised serious questions: Does it contribute to effective governance and reconciliation? Does it respect human rights and further transitional justice? Will it undermine Libya’s prospects for a successful democratic transition? (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/personnel-change-or-personal-change-rethinking-libyas-political-isolation-law-roman-david-houda-mzioudet-brookings-/
– Why the Crimean Referendum Is Illegitimate (John B. Bellinger III, Jonathan Masters, Council on Foreign Relations). Voters in Ukraine’s republic of Crimea opted to join Russia in a referendum Moscow called the starting point for determining the future of the peninsula. CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow John Bellinger, former legal adviser for the U.S. State Department, said the March 16 vote violates both the Ukrainian constitution and general principles of international law, which respect the territorial integrity of states. Despite concerns about the vote and Russia’s deployment of forces in Crimea, he said, the international community has limited options to overturn the result. But Bellinger added: “Russia may find that its support for Crimea’s independence might trigger referenda or secession movements that it opposes, such as in Chechnya.” (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/why-the-crimean-referendum-is-illegitimate-john-b-bellinger-iii-jonathan-masters-council-on-foreign-relations-/

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– 20 febbraio 2014. Per l’Europa. Proposte per il semestre italiano di Presidenza europea. Modera: Mario Pendinelli – Introduce: Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente della Fondazione Link Campus University) – Relazione introduttiva: Giuseppe Di Taranto (Professore ordinario di storia dell’economia e dell’impresa, Luiss Guido Carli) – Interventi programmati: Ida Caracciolo, Sebastiano Fadda, Luca Gallizia, Giuseppe Guarino, Giorgio La Malfa, Antonio Magliulo, Maurizio Melani, Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, Paolo Savona, Piergiorgio Valente, Ortensio Zecchino.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=K30JEs7W33kwww.youtube.com/watch?v=O9nq0YcHL4o

– 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.
– 5 marzo 2014.  Visioni di globalizzazione. Incontro con l’Ambasciatore della Repubblica Islamica dell’Iran S.E. Jahanbakhsh Mozaffari. Interventi: Maurizio Melani (già Direttore Generale presso il Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Ambasciatore in Iraq e al Comitato Politico e di Sicurezza dell’Unione Europea) – Alberto Melloni (Professore ordinario di storia del Cristianesimo presso l’Università di Modena-Reggio Emilia, Segretario generale della Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII) – Alberto Negri (Giornalista de Il Sole 24 Ore) – Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente della Fondazione Link Campus University).

7 marzo 2014. Seminario Cyber-Weapons e Conflitti Internazionali. Introduzione: Vincenzo Scotti. Obiettivi del seminario: Luigi Sergio Germani. Interventi: Francois Géré (Presidente, Institut Francais de l’Analyse Stratégique, Paris) – Matteo Cavallini (Responsabile della Sicurezza di CONSIP) – Marco Mayer (Docente di Cyberspace e International Relations, Ph.D. Program, Scuola Superiore di Sant’Anna, Pisa). Introduzione al dibattito: Pino Buongiorno (giornalista)
– 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)
– 12 marzo 2014. Presentazione del libro L’islam in Cina e l’onda della primavera araba (di Vittorio Pagliaro, Eurilink edizioni). Interventi: Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente della Link Campus University), Carlo Jean (Presidente del Centro Studi di Geopolitica Economica), Jean-Léonard Touadi (Docente di Geografia Politica ed Economica, Tor Vergata), Nello Del Gatto (Corrispondente Ansa in Cina). Modera: Anna Mazzone (Giornalista Rai, Radio 3 Mondo)

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(by Marco Emanuele with Università degli Studi Link Campus University, http://www.unilink.it)  

OUR PROJECTS:
Linee strategiche (http://www.lineestrategiche.org/). Some news by The Diplomat,  Eurasia review, AffarInternazionali, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera: 
–  Southeast Asia’s Infrastructure Deficit (Steven Keithley, The Diplomat). Many of the region’s economies are being held back by lagging infrastructure. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/southeast-asias-infrastructure-deficit-steven-keithley-the-diplomat-/
– Nuclear Security Summit: Shared Risk, Shared Responsibility (Manpreet Sethi, Eurasia review – IPCS). In just a few days, heads of governments of about four dozen nations would assemble in the Hague, Netherlands, for the third Nuclear Security Summit. An initiative started by President Obama in 2010 in Washington, the Summit travelled to Seoul in 2012 and Obama will host the next one again in 2016. What is the significance of this Summit process and has it been of any specific benefit to India? (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/nuclear-security-summit-shared-risk-shared-responsibility-manpreet-sethi-eurasia-review-ipcs-/
– Truong Tan Sang’s Visit To Japan: Deepening Bilateral Ties (Rajaram Panda, Eurasia review). The forthcoming four-day visit of President of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang to Japan beginning 16 March 2014 is the latest development in Vietnam’s foreign policy activism with a view to deepen diplomatic relations. Sang will be accompanied by his spouse Madam Mai Thi Hanh. The visit is at the invitation of the Emperor of Japan. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/truong-tan-sangs-visit-to-japan-deepening-bilateral-ties-rajaram-panda-eurasia-review-/
– Nato, passepartout risolutivo tra Kiev e Mosca (Mario Arpino, AffarInternazionali). Ciò che osserviamo in Ucraina e in Crimea covava da tempo sotto la cenere. C’era da aspettarselo, visto che il presidente russo Vladimir Putin non ha mai fatto mistero della volontà di riscatto dall’ingestione dei troppi bocconi amari che Usa e Nato, nel tempo, gli hanno fatto inghiottire. Come, ad esempio, la questione antimissile, la cooptazione nella Nato di tanti ex-satelliti, l’indipendenza del Kosovo e il sostegno alla Georgia. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/nato-passepartout-risolutivo-tra-kiev-e-mosca-mario-arpino-affarinternazionali-/
– China and the future alliance with Saudi Arabia (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/china-and-the-future-alliance-with-saudi-arabia-abdulrahman-al-rashed-al-arabiya-/
– Syrians deserve better than international hand wringing (H.A. Hellyer, Al Arabiya), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/syrians-deserve-better-than-international-hand-wringing-h-a-hellyer-al-arabiya-/
– Old rivals or regional partners: Russia, Turkey and Crimea (Lamiya Adilgizi, Al Jazeera), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/old-rivals-or-regional-partners-russia-turkey-and-crimea-lamiya-adilgizi-al-jazeera-/
– Libya: A tale of two regions and a ship (Mansour O. El-Kikhia, Al Jazeera), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/libya-a-tale-of-two-regions-and-a-ship-mansour-o-el-kikhia-al-jazeera-/
– On Europe’s odd performance over Ukraine (Rosa Balfour, Al Jazeera), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/on-europes-odd-performance-over-ukraine-rosa-balfour-al-jazeera-/

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Link Campus University – Past Events

– 30 gennaio 2014. Scenari. Riccardo Migliori e la sua esperienza all’Osce. Presentazione libro con Franco Frattini, Vincenzo Scotti, Riccardo Migliori. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxvtg4HAZUc&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

20 febbraio 2014. Per l’Europa. Proposte per il semestre italiano di Presidenza europea. Modera: Mario Pendinelli – Introduce: Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente della Fondazione Link Campus University) – Relazione introduttiva: Giuseppe Di Taranto (Professore ordinario di storia dell’economia e dell’impresa, Luiss Guido Carli) – Interventi programmati: Ida Caracciolo, Sebastiano Fadda, Luca Gallizia, Giuseppe Guarino, Giorgio La Malfa, Antonio Magliulo, Maurizio Melani, Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, Paolo Savona, Piergiorgio Valente, Ortensio Zecchino.

– 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.

5 marzo 2014 Visioni di globalizzazione. Incontro con l’Ambasciatore della Repubblica Islamica dell’Iran S.E. Jahanbakhsh Mozaffari. Interventi: Maurizio Melani (già Direttore Generale presso il Ministero degli Affari Esteri, Ambasciatore in Iraq e al Comitato Politico e di Sicurezza dell’Unione Europea) – Alberto Melloni (Professore ordinario di storia del Cristianesimo presso l’Università di Modena-Reggio Emilia, Segretario generale della Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII) – Alberto Negri (Giornalista de Il Sole 24 Ore) – Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente della Fondazione Link Campus University).

7 marzo 2014. Seminario Cyber-Weapons e Conflitti Internazionali. Introduzione: Vincenzo Scotti. Obiettivi del seminario: Luigi Sergio Germani. Interventi: Francois Géré (Presidente, Institut Francais de l’Analyse Stratégique, Paris) – Matteo Cavallini (Responsabile della Sicurezza di CONSIP) – Marco Mayer (Docente di Cyberspace e International Relations, Ph.D. Program, Scuola Superiore di Sant’Anna, Pisa). Introduzione al dibattito: Pino Buongiorno (giornalista)
– 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)
– 12 marzo 2014. Presentazione del libro L’islam in Cina e l’onda della primavera araba (di Vittorio Pagliaro, Eurilink edizioni). Interventi: Vincenzo Scotti (Presidente della Link Campus University), Carlo Jean (Presidente del Centro Studi di Geopolitica Economica), Jean-Léonard Touadi (Docente di Geografia Politica ed Economica, Tor Vergata), Nello Del Gatto (Corrispondente Ansa in Cina). Modera: Anna Mazzone (Giornalista Rai, Radio 3 Mondo)

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