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Election of the 9th UN Secretary-General
06 | October | 2016

Last Tuesday, October 6th, after a formal election, Antonio Guterres was recommended unanimously by the Security Council as the best candidate to run as Secretary General. The former High Commissioner for the Refugees will start as the 9th Secretary General of the United Nation in January, after the approval by simple majority of the General Assembly, in a closed door voting. The choice of Guterres has been considered the most transparent process of this kind in the history of the organization.

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Turkey's Failed Coup
3 | January| 2017

The failed coup in Turkey triggered a crisis with several layers. Internally a large numbers of high officials have been demoted or jailed and the overall repression increased. Externally, the changes beg for questions yet to be answered: What is going to be the impact of the events in NATO, in the EU, in Syria civil war, in the refugee crisis, and the struggle against ISIS.

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Brexit
14 | December | 2016

The EU referendum led to the victory of the Leave supporters with 51,9% of the votes. The immediate impacts were the Prime-Minister’s David Cameron resignation and the global markets oscillation. The future of Europe and the UK is now under a big uncertainty.

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USA Presidential Elections
2 | November | 2016


After the very contested primaries, the Republican convention in Cleveland nominated Donald Trump as their candidate to presidency, and the Democratic convention in Philadelphia nominated Hillary Clinton as theirs. The polls point to a divisions of the voters, one of the many examples of the society polarization.


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