venerdì, Giugno 21, 2024



  • May 30, 2022. By Dr Sarah Ashbridge and Major Alistair Beard, RUSI. The latest Greening Defence commentary examines how the Royal Navy is quietly but ambitiously setting the conditions for a greener fleet and support infrastructure, both now and in the future. Longer-term, a sustainable source of fuel must be prioritised. Greening Defence: Transforming the Royal Navy for a Climate-Affected World



  • May 30, 2022. By IAEA. The IAEA is playing an active role in assisting countries to access the many beneficial applications of nuclear science and technology in key health areas, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said to the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA), which convened in Geneva last week. In a video address to the WHA – the decision making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) – Mr Grossi re-affirmed the IAEA’s continued close cooperation with WHO in areas such as cancer, nutrition and zoonotic diseases. Most recently, in February, the two organizations emphasized their ongoing efforts to jointly reduce the global inequity in access to cancer care, within the context of the IAEA’s Rays of Hope initiative and WHO cancer care initiatives. 75th World Health Assembly: IAEA Highlights Nuclear Techniques for Health
  • May 30, 2022. By Euripides Evriviades, RUSI. Are we in a Second Cold War? And is this new Cold War more dangerous than the old one? Are the Russians seriously contemplating using tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, as we are repeatedly told? The New Cold War and Ukraine
  • May 30, 2022. By Emma De Angelis, Demi Starks and Edward Mortimer, RUSI. Two counter-extremism experts revisit their international fieldwork on radicalisation, gender and countering violent extremism. Episode 7: Investigating Radicalisation, Gender and Violent Extremism




Belt and Road Initiative

  • May 27, 2022. By Francesca Ghiretti, Jacob Mardell, Johannes Heller-John, MERICS. Rail freight between China and Europe is probably the main symbol of the Belt and Road Initiative for many in Europe. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, however, the steady flow of trains and goods has been disrupted. In this episode will look the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the BRI, how China is changing and adapting the BRI, and what that means for decision makers in Europe.  The BRI and the war in Ukraine, with Francesca Ghiretti and Jacob Mardell



China – Europe

China – Japan

China – Pakistan

China – Tonga


India – Russia – China

  • May 30, 2022. By Rajaram Panda, VIF. Russia and China have developed a strong understanding after Russia launched its special military operation on 24 February 2022 in Ukraine. This single Russian military action has injected a huge dramatic turnaround in the diplomatic initiatives and foreign policy fronts in many countries of the world. While talks about NATO’s expansion with possible induction of Sweden and Finland have unnerved President Putin of Russia, some Scandinavian countries have already abandoned their policy of pacifism. Major powers particularly the 4-member Quad grouping have too activated their dialogue process on regional security issues. Should India Worry about Russia-China partnership post-Ukraine Crisis?

India – Taiwan


  • May 30, 2022. By IRNA. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari said on Monday that the personnel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including the Department of Economic Diplomacy, are determined to take steps to enhance cooperation between Iran and neighboring countries. Iran determined to enhance cooperation with neighboring countries: Deputy FM
Iran – Afghanistan
  • May 30, 2022. By IRNA. Ways for expanding relations between Iran and Afghanistan on Afghan refugees were discussed in a meeting between Deputy Ambassador of Iran in Kabul Hassan Mortazavi and Afghan Acting Minister of Refugees Khalil-ur-Rahman Haqqani. Tehran, Kabul cooperate on Afghan refugees

Iran – Pakistan 

Iran – Qatar

Iran – South Africa

Iran – Syria

Iran – Tajikistan






Russia – Ukraine (on the ground, impact)

Sri Lanka – China

  • May 30, 2022. By Aditya Gowdara Shivamurthy, ORF. As the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka turns grave, the people of the island state have continued to demand President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s resignation. Much of this anger against the Rajapaksas’ economic mismanagement and populist policies seems justifiable. But there is another reason for this crisis that remains less discussed within Sri Lanka, i.e., China. China, however, has conveniently shifted the blame to the borrower rather than the creditor. It has held Sri Lanka responsible for the depletion of its foreign exchange reserves and long-term economic mismanagement vis-à-vis unsustainable project proposals and borrowings. The Sri Lankan Crisis: The curious case of China’s complicity




  • May 30, 2022. By World Nuclear News. The “vast majority” of uranium delivered in the USA in 2021 was of foreign origin, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Uranium inventory held by US brokers and traders has grown for the second consecutive year, and has almost tripled since 2019. US brokers and traders increase uranium inventories : Uranium & Fuel

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