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The Mideast needs a League of Nations


July 28, 2015

Sanam Vakil Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies

Vakil advocates the creation of a Middle Eastern League of Nations - a regional security organization composed of all Middle Eastern countries including the Gulf states, Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Turkey, as a first step to promoting regional cooperation. This organization should collectively assume responsibility for the security and stability of the Middle East.


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Geopolitické vize exkluzivne na IW: EU se muze bahnit kupredu dalsí dve dekády, Americany starý kontinent stále více frustruje (in Czech)


July 28, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies
Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy


"Europe has enormous potential, but time and energy are wasted during the endless debates on the reform of European institutions. Instead it is the demographic bomb or impending implosion of sub-Saharan Africa and resulting immigration flows about which we should be concerned" says Erik Jones in an interview with the Czech publication Investicníweb. He concludes that the EU needs to carry its own weight in global security matters.


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Pontifex Economicus


July 27, 2015

Stefano Zamagni Vice Director for Italian Affairs, SAIS Europe
Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics


Zamagni discusses the concept of environment in the context of the new papal decree "Laudato si: On Care for our Common Home", affirming that "from an economic point of view, the environment is a common good...it is not a private good or a public good, which means that we cannot cope with the problem of the environment using market mechanisms per se, or government intervention."


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Ngân hàng châu Âu: Kich ban xau nhat còn o phía truoc (in Vietnamese)


July 24, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies
Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy


In an article entitled "European banks: the worst scenario still ahead", Erik Jones comments that although the European banking system has thus far avoided a crisis of transmission during the Greek bailouts, the system remains at risk.


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Non farei il taglio della tassa sulla prima casa. Prioritario investire (in Italian)


July 24, 2015

Filippo Taddei Assistant Professor of Economics; Director of the Bologna Institute for Policy Research

Taddei illustrates that the primary objective of the new Italian tax cuts is to stimulate investment in order for employment to return to its pre-crisis levels. He notes that he is not the sponsor of the measure to eliminate property taxes on primary residences, but that this is a step intended to restore trust.


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Hellas er mer enn gjeldskrise (in Norwegian)


July 22, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies
Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy


Jones comments that the Greek crisis is not strictly economic but also poses questions of geopolitical security. Greece is situated in the middle of everyone, midway between the Caucasus, the Black Sea and the Middle East. If Greece collapses, immigration and border cooperation become particularly serious issues for Europe.


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Girotondo sul piano Cameron contro l'estremismo islamista (in Italian)


July 21, 2015

Gianfranco Pasquino James Anderson Senior Adjunct Professor

Pasquino comments on UK Prime Minister David Cameron's ideas on ISIS, Islamism and multiculturalism. Although the UK has traditionally welcomed European immigrants, the growing risk of radicalization makes the UK's position of caution understandable.


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Europe after the Greek debacle


July 16, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies
Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy


Erik Jones will speak at IISS in London on 22 July 2015. He will consider the implications of the recent bailout deal for the European Central Bank, the euro, and the 'four unions' (economic, financial, fiscal and political) that the presidents of the European institutions have placed as the cornerstones for future integration. He will discuss how Europe is likely to develop in the aftermath of recent events in and around Greece, as well as what British voters will likely need to assess in their upcoming referendum on membership.


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L'economia sociale è ormai pronta per essere «normale» (in Italian)


July 16, 2015

Stefano Zamagni Vice Director for Italian Affairs, SAIS Europe
Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics


Zamagni was among the participants at the Social Enterprise World Forum (Sewf), held for the first time in Italy during Expo 2015. He underlined that it is time to recognize that it is possible to be entrepreneurs without seeking profits.


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Political wrangling leaves Greece bailout hanging by a thread


July 15, 2015

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies
Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy


Being prime minister of Greece right now is a poison chalice," said Erik Jones, but "Tsipras appears to be a master of playing both sides of the fence, and so I am not sure he would lose an electoral contest," Jones added in speculating that Tsipras is likely to retain his position even if elections are called.


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