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Turkey and Israel: Real rapprochement?

The energy factor behind the normalisation of relations. I had a chat with fellow SOAS alumnus and dear friend Matteo Colombo, ISPI researcher, to enquire into the thawing of relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv. My article for L’Indro briefly recalls the previous episodes in Turkey and Israel’s on-again, off-again relationship. Turkey’s strategic re-alignment is … Continue reading

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On public shaming

Here we go again, Frau Merkel scolding France and Italy. A new iron lady to replace Margareth Thatcher with a touch of Teutonic spirit. Too slow, too sluggish, too little scharfe. No, it’s not nice to be publicly subjected to a reprimand. And indeed is quite interesting to see France, Germany’s co-pilot for so long (remember when … Continue reading

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Do you know Serge Latouche? The ‘happy degrowth’

Do you know Serge Latouche? Born in 1940, the French philosopher and economist is the theorist of the ‘happy degrowth’. So what? So, being on average politically apathetic people we wouldn’t give a damn, we strongly believe in saving our grey matter from the exhaustion caused by challenging thoughts and intellectual exercises. But. But the … Continue reading