Defense Diplomatic Relations International Relations Iran Society, Culture, and Security Stefano Spensieri The Middle East and North Africa The United States of America Western Europe

The Iran Deal and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

With the Lausanne framework of the Iran Deal completed, Stefano Spensieri assesses the deal as a success of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Culture Diplomatic Relations France Global Horizons Human Rights International Relations Peace & Conflict Studies Rights Society Society, Culture, and Security Stefano Spensieri Terrorism Uncategorized Western Europe

The Issue with the Paris Unity March

The pen is still mightier than the sword according to the 1.6 million people who attended the Paris Unity March on January 11. The death of 12 members of  the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and the murder of a further five French citizens by Islamic terrorists, provoked a massive national unity march which was attended Read More…

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ISIS, the Paris Attacks, and Islamic Radicalization in the West

An upswing of violence has plagued the Middle East for the better part of two decades, and has begun to spill onto foreign shores in the form of brutal acts of terror. With a power void in the Middle East following the withdrawal of coalition forces, the Islamic State (IS), the most brutal and violent Read More…

"Peter the Great"
Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Eastern Europe and Russia Energy & Resources Maritime Nation Stefano Spensieri The Arctic

The Coldest War: Part One

There is a new ‘cold’ war brewing between northern states, a war over arctic sovereignty.  With global temperatures rising and arctic ice melting, previously unnavigable paths have now opened up. For a few months out of the year, new passages are allowing for transportation, as well as mineral, oil and gas exploration. This means increased Read More…