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Bologna Institute for Policy Research at SAIS Europe | News and Views

Rome 2019 Mediterranean Dialogues


December 5, 2019

Sanam Vakil, James Anderson Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies


Professor Vakil will be participating at the annual MED Dialogues on December 7, speaking as a panelist on issues of Iran and regional security.



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Italy Steps Up Placement of Migrants Around Europe


December 4, 2019

Gianfranco Pasquino, Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

With EU countries offering to relocate migrants around Europe, far-right leader Matteo Salvini may now shift his focus from immigration to the economy, to reform the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). Professor Pasquino tells Reuters about Salvini's possible next steps: "Salvini jumps on every issue the government has difficulties with. The ESM [reform] is perfect. He will wait for other occasions and will try to exploit them."



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International Cooperation and the Evolving Shapes of Global Governance: Peace, Development and Humanitarian Assistance


December 3, 2019

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics


On December 3, Professor Plummer will present in a conference hosted by the University of Bologna, on Trade wars, Asian cooperation and the evolving global order.



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One of the worst crackdowns in decades is happening in Iran. Here's what we know


December 3, 2019

Sanam Vakil, James Anderson Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Middle East Studies


Professor Vakil speaks to CNN about the Iranian government's increasingly hardline response to protests in the so-called "climate of fear." "This is a regime that's been repressive for four decades. But this last round (of crackdowns) seems like they've crossed a red line" in terms of their swift "vengeance and brutality," says Vakil.



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Mega-Regional Agreements and Their Impact on Australia


December 2, 2019

Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
Eni Professor of International Economics


In his latest for the Australian Economic Review, Director Plummer co-authors a piece with Peter A. Petri estimating the effects of emerging mega-regional agreements on the economy of Australia using a Computable General Equilibrium model. While Australia stands to enjoy real income and trade gains along both the CPTPP and RCEP paths, benefits are relatively modest as the country is already benefiting from its own liberal trade policies and prior trade agreements.



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A leadership crisis


November 29, 2019

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

In his latest for EastWest Magazine, Professor Jones criticizes the failings of the British ruling class, and points to the elite socialization defined by the British educational system, global economic interests, and the structure of the electoral system for shaping these leaders.



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Queen Mate!


November 29, 2019

Justin O. Frosini, Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law

In his latest for Eastwest Magazine, Professor Frosini examines the September British court ruling that the prorogation of parliament called by Boris Johnson was illegal, and the ensuing divergent support base for the Queen after she approved Johnson's advice. "It goes without saying that arguing in favour of abolishing the Monarchy is perfectly legitimate, but accusing the Queen of violating the Constitution because she did not stop Boris Johnson's unlawful prorogation of Parliament is simply untenable."



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Why is there a backlash against climate policies?


November 28, 2019

Simone Tagliapietra, Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment

Why is there backlash against climate change policies, if it widely accepted that climate change is a real threat? Professor Tagliapietra speaks to the BBC about the "gilet jaunes" fuel tax protests in France, and the general unrest against these policies beyond Paris.



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Italian Democracy. How it works


November 28, 2019

Gianfranco Pasquino, Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

Described as "essential reading for students and scholars of Italian politics and European politics," Professor Pasquino's latest textbook provides a broad coverage and critique of Italian politics and society to help readers understand the workings of the Italian political system, and answer some of the most important challenges facing the country.



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Trump, l'impeachment e la lezione italiana (in Italian)


November 24, 2019

David C. Unger, Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy

Italy's Formiche magazine interviews Professor Unger on the Trump impeachment proceedings, Gordon Sondland testimony, and how the birth of Italy's majority Democratic Party and Five Star Movement is comparable to what the American Democrats may need to counter Trump.



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