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Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928-2017)
29 | May | 2017

Zbigniew Brzezinski, former head of National Security Council during Jimmy Carter administration (1977-1981), died at 89 years old. He was a democrat and one of the most influential foreign policy strategists of the 20th century. He was at the head of the cabinet that dealt with the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, as well as with the Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan.

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South Korea presidential election
18 | May | 2017

Moon Jae-in, a former human rights layer and the candidate of the Democratic Party is the new president of South Korea. The anticipated election of May 9th  was a consequence of Park Geun-hye impeachment. The new president has two major internal tasks ahead: to improve the economy and to reduce youth unemployment. However, this election became more important internationally due to his rapprochement policy with North Korea.

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Turkish Referendum
15 | May | 2017

The Turkish people voted "yes" in the referendum to amend the Constitution. The new general law gives further powers to the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, once it transforms Ankara, currently a parliamentary democracy, into a presidential system. However, the opposition parties are contesting the electoral results and asking for a recount of one third of the votes.

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Syrian War
23 | December| 2016

After the escalation of the Syrian conflict and the humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo, the UN Security Council approved unanimously a resolution that allows the deployment of international observers to monitor the evacuation of civilians from the war zone. This resolution revived the debate over the merits of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine.

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