The region encompassing the Middle East, North Africa, and the Sahel is studded with complex and multi-layered conflicts in which local and international dynamics interact. While this may sound like a simple truth, it has important implications regarding conflict management. Across the region, few wars are limited to one country and are internally resolvable. In most cases (Russia, Libya, Mali, Yemen), local and regional actors, foreign players, and international organizations have become protagonists of these crises’ destinies.
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Le proteste iraniane proseguono nonostante la repressione ed entrano in uno stato di ‘rivolta continua’ e totale contro un regime che ha fallito sotto tutti gli aspetti.
Lo scorso 2 ottobre, il colonnello Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, capo di stato ad interim del Burkina Faso, ha rassegnato le dimissioni dalla presidenza del Mouvement patriotique pour la sauvegarde et la restauration (MPSR). Pochi giorni prima, un nuovo colpo di stato aveva visto l’ascesa sulla scena pubblica del capitano Ibrahim Traoré, giovane ufficiale dell’esercito burkinabé alla guida di un gruppo di militari decisi a imprimere una nuova traiettoria al corso politico del paese.
Established to tackle global crisis in 1999 at the level of Finance Ministers and Governors of the Central Banks and then scaled up to Summit level in 2009 at Pittsburgh, USA, the G-20 has evolved over the years not only to deliver in terms of coordination in dealing with various global challenges on finance related fronts. Since 2012 onwards it has also included key development issues, concerning global economic governance. At this point, the G20 grouping represents around 65 percent of the global population and 79 percent of global trade.
The MED This Week newsletter provides expert analysis and informed comments upon the MENA region’s most significant issues and trends. Today, we place the spotlight upon COP27, the 27th annual UN meeting, hosted this year in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh.
Hosting the twenty-seventh Conference of the Parties (COP27), Egypt is ideally taking the lead in global climate action.
In the lead up to COP27 in Egypt, all eyes are on the region. The acceleration of the global energy transition poses critical challenges for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with the transformation evolving into an all-encompassing economic, social, and political project for the region. Exacerbating this shift are two main factors: the over-dependence on hydrocarbons, coupled with ongoing diversification drives and ambitious reform programs aimed at widening the economic base.