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

Stuck in the Logic of Oslo: Europe and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


November 11, 2019

Raffaella A. Del Sarto, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

In her latest contribution to the Middle East Journal, Professor Del Sarto explores why European policies in the Israeli-Palestinian arena have remained contradictory and partly counterproductive. Del Sarto suggests that European policies are stuck in the logic of the Oslo process to achieve a two-state solution due to the EU's decision-making process, lack of consensus within the international community on any alternative framework, and Europe's prioritization of stability in its “neighborhood.”


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Environmental policy developments in the EU-Mercosur trade deal are in jeopardy


November 11, 2019

Marcus Walsh-Führing , Associate Fellow

The EU-Mercosur trade deal has been recently challenged for its lack of environmental regulatory safeguards for the protection of the Amazon, and for the economic and political instability in the Southern Cone region. In his latest for Encompass Europe, Walsh-Führing offers solutions to how the EU could support both economic growth and environmental protection in the region, and stop the EU-Mercosur trade deal from unraveling.


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Berlin Wall questions


November 9, 2019

John L. Harper, Kenneth H. Keller Professor
Professor of American Foreign Policy
Academic and Faculty Liaison


As part of its "30 years without the Wall: hope and disillusionment" coverage, Aspenia Online interviewed Professor Harper about the Berlin Wall, its historical precedents, and the details on the rise and fall of the wall--from how Kremlin and East German authorities decided to build the barrier, to how well reunification and reintegration efforts have been managed so far.


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US/China Trade War


November 5, 2019

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


Professor Michael Plummer shares his thoughts on TRT World on the possible signing of a U.S. and China partial trade deal this month, which is politically and economically in their interest. He also addresses what a Phase 1 trade deal may look like, and what's really motivating the Trump administration to push for it.


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Iran's production of enriched uranium rises tenfold in two months


November 4, 2019

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


As Iran backs away from its nuclear deal, which has been unravelling since May 2018, it announces a tenfold increase in enriched uranium production. Professor Vakil warns that "there is now a serious risk of a dangerous miscalculation with dangerous consequences if Iran's [latest] step goes too far.”


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Why the CPTPP could be the answer to the US-China trade war


October 30, 2019

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


In his latest contribution to VOX EU, Michael Plummer and Peter Petri examine China's bold decision to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which could ease tensions with the US, accelerate growth, diversify markets, and modernize the country.


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Salvini triumphs in Italian left-wing stronghold in blow to ruling coalition


October 30, 2019

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

Professor Erik Jones comments on the landslide victory of Italy's center-right League party in the Umbria elections, which marked a shift from decades of left rule. "This is a significant blow to Five Star and to the PD," Jones writes. "The timing is not good, coming on the heels of a fractious budget negotiation and when the leadership of both groups is under challenge."


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Hashtags, Tweets, Protest: Social Movements in the Digital Age


October 28, 2019

Nina Hall, Assistant Professor of International Relations

On November 15-16, the Institute for Social Movement Studies will be hosting an annual conference presenting research, activist voices and civil society initiatives that deal with the challenges and opportunities for protest and movements in the digital age. Professor Hall will speak on two different occasions, once on the limits of transnational advocacy in the digital era and once on digital solidarity in post-migrant societies.


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named Robert Schuman Fellow


October 24, 2019

Raffaella A. Del Sarto, Associate Professor of Middle East Studies

Professor Del Sarto was named a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, where she is completing a monograph on EU-Middle East relations and will hold the title until March 15, 2020. From October 2011 to March 2019 she was also a part-time professor at the EUI's Robert Schuman Centre: she first directed the research project ‘BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union's Relations with North Africa and the Middle East.'


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to be visiting professor at Columbia University


October 24, 2019

Susanna Mancini, Adjunct Professor of International Law

Starting spring 2020, Professor Mancini will be a Visiting Professor of Law at Columbia University. Previously, she was Senior Fellow at the Italian Academy of Advanced Studies in America and lecturer at Columbia University. Her work focuses on comparative constitutionalism and human rights law, to reproductive rights and the partnership of feminism and cultural pluralism.


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