Linee Strategiche – 21/03/2014

OUR PROJECTS (by Marco Emanuele with Link Campus University):
Linee strategiche (http://www.lineestrategiche.org/). Some news by Strategic Culture Foundation, The National Interest, Eurasia review, The Diplomat, Brookings, AffarInternazionali, Limes online, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya: 
– How the West Is Reacting to the Reunification of Crimea and Russia (Dmitriy Sedov, Strategic Culture Foundation), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/how-the-west-is-reacting-to-the-reunification-of-crimea-and-russia-dmitriy-sedov-strategic-culture-foundation-/

– Russia Becoming More Visible on Caribbean Shores (Nil Nikandrov, Strategic Culture Foundation). Russia intends to take a more active role on the international arena, including in the Western Hemisphere. Russia’s base countries in the region are Cuba and Nicaragua. Since the times of the Soviet Union, relations with these countries were perceived by Washington as a threat which must be «neutralized» by any means. After the collapse of the USSR, many Russian embassies, trade missions, and news bureaus in Latin America were closed, and hundreds of specialists on Latin America were out of work. Over the past decade, the Russian government has made significant efforts to rebuild and further strengthen Russia’s position in Cuba and Nicaragua.  (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/russia-becoming-more-visible-on-caribbean-shores-nil-nikandrov-strategic-culture-foundation-/

– Putin’s Long Game (Simon Saradzhyan, The National Interest). Anyone with good knowledge of the post-Soviet neighborhood and time to think things through should have guessed that Russia would have acted to prevent the interim government of Ukraine from decisively anchoring their country to the West. The separation of Crimea could be just the Kremlin’s first move in what Vladimir Putin rightly sees as a long game. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/putins-long-game-simon-saradzhyan-the-national-interest-/

– A Playbook for Denying Putin Strategic Victory (Zalmay Khalilzad, The National Interest). With Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Ukrainian crisis has entered a new phase that requires adjustments in U.S. and Western policy. Until now, the Obama administration has sought to defuse the situation by offering Putin a deal: Cancel or postpone the referendum in Crimea on joining Russia in exchange for a political formula to accommodate legitimate Russian interests. Diplomatic pressure, disengagement by the G-8 and OECD, and the threat of sanctions did not persuade Moscow to compromise on Crimea. These efforts failed to persuade Putin, who has put his signature to the annexation treaty. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/a-playbook-for-denying-putin-strategic-victory-zalmay-khalilzad-the-national-interest-/

– Draining The Swamp In Iraq (Frank R. Gunter, Eurasia review – Foreign Policy Research Institute). The recent explosion of violence in Iraq has several interrelated causes. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/draining-the-swamp-in-iraq-frank-r-gunter-eurasia-review-foreign-policy-research-institute-/

– The 2014 Elections To European Parliament: Towards Truly European Elections? (Daniel Ruiz de Garibay, Eurasia review – Elcano Royal Institute). The crisis and the reforms introduced by the Lisbon Treaty are a double-edged weapon. They entail opportunities for the true Europeanisation of the elections to the European Parliament in May 2014, but also significant risks. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/the-2014-elections-to-european-parliament-towards-truly-european-elections-daniel-ruiz-de-garibay-eurasia-review-elcano-royal-institute-/

– Jobs Fails To Keep Pace As US Economy Grows (Ashok Bardhan, Eurasia review – IDN). The US economy seems to suffer from a bout of schizophrenia, as it cannot decide whether it’s doing well or not. There has been stable, albeit not spectacular, growth in the post-crisis phase, but analysts point to many headwinds. The bubble word is back, this time in the stock markets, and above all else increasing employment seems stubbornly resilient to macro-management. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/jobs-fails-to-keep-pace-as-us-economy-grows-ashok-bardhan-eurasia-review-idn-/

– Will Obama Rebalance Further? (Shreya Upadhyay, Eurasia review – IPCS). How is China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region responding to the US rebalancing act? Will this affect the original scope and objectives of the US policy? Will the US rebalance its own strategies towards the region further? (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/will-obama-rebalance-further-shreya-upadhyay-eurasia-review-ipcs-/

– Can Abenomics Survive Tax Hike? (Anthony Fensom, The Diplomat). Japanese consumers face higher sales taxes from April 1. Will this derail the recovery? (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/can-abenomics-survive-tax-hike-anthony-fensom-the-diplomat-/

– A High-Carbon Partnership? Chinese-Latin American Relations in a Carbon-Constrained World (Guy Edwards, Timmons Roberts, Brookings). China’s rapidly increasing investment, trade and loans in Latin America may be entrenching high-carbon development pathways in the region, a trend scarcely mentioned in policy circles. High-carbon activities include the extraction of fossil fuels and other natural resources, expansion of large-scale agriculture and the energy-intensive stages of processing natural resources into intermediate goods. This paper addresses three examples, including Chinese investments in Venezuela’s oil sector and a Costa Rican oil refinery, and Chinese investment in and purchases of Brazilian soybeans. We pose the question of whether there is a tie between China’s role in opening up vast resources in Latin America and the way those nations make national climate policy and how they behave at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations. We focus on the period between the 2009 Copenhagen round of negotiations and the run-up to the Paris negotiations scheduled for 2015, when the UNFCCC will attempt to finalize a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/a-high-carbon-partnership-chinese-latin-american-relations-in-a-carbon-constrained-world-guy-edwards-timmons-roberts-brookings-/

– Bosnia, come uscire dalla claustrofobia politica (Andrea Cellino, AffarInternazionali). Dopo un inizio disordinato, in alcuni casi violento, la protesta che ha scosso la Bosnia Erzegovina si è mostrata legata a ragioni puramente socio-economiche e si è indirizzata verso forme di mobilitazione civica assolutamente nuove per il paese. Cerchiamo di analizzarne il significato, oltre che di inserirla nel contesto più generale di un paese che stenta a trovare la sua strada verso l’integrazione europea, al contrario di molti stati vicini. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/bosnia-come-uscire-dalla-claustrofobia-politica-andrea-cellino-affarinternazionali-/

– Strappo diplomatico nel Golfo Persico (Eleonora Ardemagni, AffarInternazionali). L’inarrestabile rivalità geopolitica fra sauditi e qatarini è sfociata in uno scontro diplomatico senza precedenti dentro il Consiglio di Cooperazione del Golfo (Ccg). La frattura è destinata a indebolire la proiezione esterna dell’intera Penisola; tuttavia, se la tensione dovesse trasformarsi in un elemento stabile nel sistema-Golfo arabico, Riyadh potrebbe subire danni politici superiori a quelli di Doha. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/strappo-diplomatico-nel-golfo-persico-eleonora-ardemagni-affarinternazionali-/

– Il Congo è malato e rimpiange Mobutu (Matteo Giusti, Limes online). Conversazione con Nzanga Mobutu, figlio del presidente dittatore che guidò il paese africano dal 1965 al 1997 e portavoce nel suo ultimo governo. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/il-congo-%C3%A8-malato-e-rimpiange-mobutu-%28matteo-giusti%2c-limes-online%29-/

– L’Ucraina, senza Crimea e senza atomica (Massimo Amorosi, Limes online). Kiev ha avuto un ruolo importante nello sviluppo della Bomba sovietica. Di fronte alle ultime iniziative di Putin, qualcuno rimpiange lo smantellamento dell’arsenale nucleare ucraino. (…) http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/lucraina-senza-crimea-e-senza-atomica-massimo-amorosi-limes-online-/

– Palestine: From pillar to post (Harry Hagopian, Al Jazeera), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/palestine-from-pillar-to-post-harry-hagopian-al-jazeera-/

– Venezuela: The end of a revolution? (Maryhen Jimenez Morales, Al Jazeera), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/venezuela-the-end-of-a-revolution-maryhen-jimenez-morales-al-jazeera-/

– A friend in need: Ukraine crisis bolsters Iran-Russia ties (Majid Rafizadeh, Al Arabiya), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/a-friend-in-need-ukraine-crisis-bolsters-iran-russia-ties-majid-rafizadeh-al-arabiya-/

– International powers play poker over Crimea (Maria Dubovikova, Al Arabiya), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/international-powers-play-poker-over-crimea-maria-dubovikova-al-arabiya-/

– Crimea serves up a lethal cocktail for world foreign policy (James Wilson, Al Arabiya), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/crimea-serves-up-a-lethal-cocktail-for-world-foreign-policy-james-wilson-al-arabiya-/

– Controlling the media scene (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya), http://www.lineestrategiche.org/news/controlling-the-media-scene-abdulrahman-al-rashed-al-arabiya-/

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