Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: 60 Years Of A Divided Cyprus

Cyprus has been an island divided for decades. The Untied Nations is warning that the opportunity for reunification is now or never.

UK’s Immigration Pledges Face Reality Check

On December 4th, 2023, UK Home Secretary James Cleverly outlined a “five-point plan” to reduce legal migration by 300,000 through tighter rules, impacting dependants, income thresholds, and job sponsorships. These changes, amidst Rishi Sunak’s pledge to reduce immigration, faced criticism for potentially exacerbating worker shortages and harming economic growth, as well as raising human rights concerns. The divisive plan and the scrutinized Rwanda Scheme indicate the Conservatives’ struggle to balance electoral promises with practical policy delivery.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Greece Makes History While Leaving Italy Behind

Greece makes history as the first Orthodox Christian nation to pass legislation allowing same-sex marriage. Italy remains the sole nation in western Europe not allowing same-sex marriages.

Sudan: Eight Months of Civil War

More than 9,000 civilians have been murdered since the start of fighting in April, and 7.1 million people have been forced from their homes, resulting in the world’s largest displacement crisis ever. Reports from the village of Ardamata reveal that the RSF launched an ethnically-motivated attack against Masalit civilians, resulting in the murder and displacement of the town’s population. Human Rights Watch warn that this is a sign of ethnically targeted killings against the Masalit.

(Analysis) Solidarity, Resistance & Liberation: The Afghan Women

The entire world held their breath as the Taliban took over the government in Afghanistan in 2021 wondering what it meant for women. While the Taliban exercises their orthodox and mysogisntic policies over women hiding behind the curtain of Sharia Law- women of Afghanistan have not held back and have been the front line of solidarity and resistance, protesting for liberation.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Rogue Three Member States And Truck Queues

The rogue three EU member states are back in the news. This time it is in regard to protests closing border crossings with Ukraine.

Let’s Tune In To The EU’s Periphery: Italy To Build Migrant Detention Centers In Albania

Italy may start processing migrants in Albania if a an agreement formed between Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama is allowed to move forward.

(REPORT) Italy and the BRI: in the Shadow of Sino-American Competition and Balancing National Interest

Italy’s BRI engagement economic promises fell short. Italy’s reassessing aligns with US priorities. Taiwan’s ties could help distancing from China but strain relations. Balancing interests, alliances, and economics, Italy navigates a complex situation. Exiting the BRI may offer security assurances while maintaining diplomatic and economic hedging with the US and China.

[REPORT] Table for Two?: Italy and Other Upper-Middle Powers in Modern Global Affairs

This February, France’s President Emmanuel Macron hosted Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy as well as Germany’s Olaf Scholz. Italy’s Giorgina Meloni was not invited to the dinner and this has caused some tensions between European leaders. While a dinner may seem small, the challenges that the European Union faces are not.

(Analysis) The EU’s Evolving China Strategy in a Turbulent Global Landscape

The European Union’s perspective on China has undergone a notable transformation in recent years. This change can be attributed to the escalating tensions between the United States and China, mounting concerns over human rights violations, and the backdrop of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the Chinese stance. The EU must reassess its China strategy amid these shifting dynamics.