Linee Strategiche – 27/09/2013

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segui il sito Linee strategiche, in costante aggiornamento: Alcune segnalazioni:
–  Harsh Qatari Labor Conditions Move Center Stage As FIFA Debates World Cup (James M. Dorsey, Eurasia review). Controversy over conditions for unskilled and semi-skilled workers in Qatar involved in the construction of World Cup-related infrastructure as well as for flight attendants of Qatar Airways, the 2022 tournament’s likely official carrier, has moved center stage as world soccer body FIFA prepares to debate next week the Gulf state’s hosting of the 2022 soccer tournament. (…).


– Con la Free trade zone di Shanghai, la Cina vuole colpire Hong Kong (Giorgio Cuscito, Limes online). Il governo ha scelto la “Parigi d’Oriente” per ospitare la nuova Ftz e togliere all’ex colonia britannica il ruolo di primo hub finanziario del paese. L’obiettivo è indebolirne il ruolo economico per scoraggiarne la aspirazioni democratiche.(…).

– The Karachi Crackdown (Hamza Mannan, The Diplomat). Nawaz Sharif tries to stem growing violence in Pakistan’s largest city, but a broader effort will be needed. (…).

– Can Xi’s Governing Strategy Succeed? (Cheng Li, Ryan McElveen – Brookings). When Xi Jinping assumed his position as the new face of the Chinese leadership in November 2012, the optimism was palpable. Emerging from what some considered to be a “lost decade” under the leadership of Hu Jintao, China was ready for a new approach to steering the Middle Kingdom’s continued global rise. In his first days, Xi earned deserved praise at home and abroad as he embarked on an anti-corruption campaign, called on officials to use plain language and avoid ostentation, proclaimed the ultimate importance of the rule of law, and followed in Deng Xiaoping’s economic reformist footsteps by traveling south to Shenzhen, the site of China’s first special economic zone. (…).


– La bozza di risoluzione dell’Onu sulla Siria (testo integrale) (Limes online) . Stati Uniti e Russia hanno raggiunto un’intesa su una bozza di risoluzione da presentare al Consiglio di Sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite. L’oggetto è la distruzione delle armi chimiche in Siria. (…).

– Cyber Cells: A Tool For National Cyber Security And Cyber Defence (Eurasia review). Cyber cells are effective tools that enable countries to operate, defend themselves or go on the offensive in a specific area of cyberspace, and they are destined to complement existing cyber security and cyber defence capabilities. (…).

– Housing versus Habitat (Ricardo Hausmann, Project-Syndicate). Peter Drucker, the influential management guru, famously said, “What does not get measured, does not get done.” He might have added that what gets measured poorly gets done poorly. (…).


– Dietro la crisi di Gibilterra c’è la crisi della Spagna (Cecilia Tosi, Limes online). Madrid sfida Londra per la Rocca persa nel 1713. Con la sua più che florida economia, il piccolo paradiso fiscale britannico guarda dall’alto in basso il vicino iberico in recessione. Interviene la Commissione Ue. (…).

– Messing Up The Next Greek Debt Relief Could Endanger The Eurozone (Eurasia review). Greece is in dire straits; it will need more debt relief. This column argues that Greece is suffering because northern EZ countries kicked the can down the road by forcing crisis countries to borrow rather than restructure their debts early on. It is time for the ‘generous’ lenders to face the consequences of their short-sightedness. The bad news that Chancellor Merkel ought to break now to her people is that official debt restructuring is inevitable. (…).

– Merkel, Europe, and German ‘Continuity’ (Council on Foreign Relations). Despite the commanding performance of Angela Merkel’s governing Christian Democratic Party at the polls, challenges remain in forming a coalition government with center-left Social Democrats, says CFR Senior Fellow Charles Kupchan. Merkel could even end up “a weakened chancellor” from the process, Kupchan says in a written Q&A. As for the European ramifications of the German election, Kupchan says Merkel’s victory “provides a measure of reassurance” for a continent still reeling from the four-year-old debt crisis, but adds that “Berlin’s policy toward the eurozone crisis is unlikely to change significantly” in the coming months. (…).


– Al Shabaab 2.0: l’attacco a Nairobi è solo l’inizio (Matteo Guglielmo, Limes online). L’assalto al centro commerciale Westgate nella capitale del Kenya dimostra che la lotta contro il jihadismo somalo, che si pensava vinta con il ritiro delle milizie da Mogadiscio, è entrata in una nuova fase. (…).

– Dal Kenya alla Nigeria, il versante africano della guerra civile islamica (Alessandro Turci, Aspenia online). L’attentato islamista di Nairobi e la sua vasta eco mediatica seguono di pochi giorni l’ultimo massacro, passato quasi inosservato, compiuto da Boko Haram in Nigeria. (…).


– Armenia and Azerbaijan: A Season of Risks (International Crisis Group). Confrontation, low-intensity but volatile, between Azerbaijan and Armenia has entered a period of heightened sensitivity. Peace talks on Nagorno-Karabakh bogged down in 2011, accelerating an arms race and intensifying strident rhetoric. Terms like “Blitzkrieg’’, “pre-emptive strike’’ and ‘‘total war” have gained currency with both sides’ planners. An immediate concern is military miscalculation, with implications that could far exceed those of a localised post-Soviet frozen conflict, as the South Caucasus, a region where big powers meet and compete, is now also a major energy corridor. Clashes increasingly occur along the Azerbaijani-Armenian frontier far from Nagorno-Karabakh, the conflict’s original focus. Tensions have also spread to areas along the border with the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan where Azerbaijani and Turkish exercised in July. A subsequent firefight produced casualties, and Armenia staged its own war games near the Azerbaijan border in September. Vigorous international engagement is needed to lessen chances of violent escalation during coming weeks and months. (…).


– Disgruntled Democracies (Jorge G. Castañeda, Project-Syndicate). In 2011 and 2012, tens of thousands of students demonstrated in Santiago, Chile, demanding greater access to higher education. Earlier this year, hundreds of thousands of Brazilians marched in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte, calling for improved public-health services, better schools, and cheaper, more efficient public transport. And Colombians and Peruvians from all walks of life (especially peasants, farm owners, and mineworkers), as well as Mexican school teachers, now occupy the centers of Bogotá, Lima, and Mexico City, disrupting inhabitants’ daily lives and creating serious problems for the authorities. (…).–casta-eda

i seminari di Fondazione Link Campus University:
– 8 ottobre 2013 ore 16 (biblioteca di Link Campus University, via Nomentana 335-Roma), presentazione del libro di Sergio Zoppi, Una battaglia per la libertà. “Il Saggiatore” di Gherardo Marone (Napoli 1924-1925) – Rubbettino.
Introduce e modera: Stefano Folli
Intervengono: Vincenzo Scotti, Mario Pendinelli, Marco Emanuele
R.S.V.P.: Chiara Scotti,, 06/40400200

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