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Responding to Authoritarian Consolidation in Cambodia: Too Little, Too Late?

Over the past six months, Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen has begun to rapidly consolidate control over his country in the lead up to scheduled 2018 parliamentary elections.

What are the achievements of 16+1 after five years of existence?

On November 26-27, the Sixth Summit of the Heads of Governments of China and the sixteen countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe took place in Budapest, marking the fifth anniversary since the establishment of the 16+1 platform. The meeting itself was business as usual. At the same time, unlike in the past, this Summit gained unprecedented coverage in international media, with skeptical and critical takes on China-CESEE relations dominating the discourse.

China’s Growing Presence in the Pacific, and Local Reactions

“China has become a new option for PNG when it seeks external opportunities for economic and development cooperation. It has become a bargaining chip for the island country in acquiring more aid and benefits from traditional donors”.

The Philippines’ Relations with China: A Pragmatic Perspective under President Duterte

The Philippines’ relations with China have recently experienced turbulence, with the occurrence of various controversies and disputes. The issues behind development projects have cast doubts on the integrity of Chinese investments and revealed the venality of Philippine institutions. Moreover, the fiery and contentious maritime row between the two countries has led to the deterioration of bilateral ties. These long-standing hostilities have brought diplomatic relations to their lowest point since they were established in June 1975.

Antipirateria, sicurezza privata e libertá di navigazione: orizzonti della sicurezza in mare

Nel corso degli anni 2000, il deterioramento della sicurezza in mare ha suscitato sempre maggiori preoccupazioni, tanto a livello globale quanto nazionale. Il riemergere di fenomeni come la pirateria o l’acuirsi di tensioni geopolitiche rappresentano infatti sfide complesse, che richiedono risposte trasversali, coinvolgendo svariati attori a più livelli. Il numero di Human Security che va a chiudere il 2017 si occupa quindi di sicurezza marittima, offrendo ai lettori approfondimenti e analisi di questioni che raramente sono oggetto di dibattito pubblico, specialmente in Italia: antipirateria, sicurezza privata, potenze marittime e libertà dei mari.

Counter-terrorism in the United Kingdom: between security and human rights

The ways in which the state responds to the threat of terrorism often involve measures that depart from long-established legal principles, including fundamental rights.

La Cina dei vicini

Se nel 1967 il regista Marco Bellocchio firmava “La Cina è vicina”, il suo secondo lungometraggio, cinquant’anni dopo possiamo dire che non solo la Cina è vicina, ma è entrata con forza nei nostri discorsi quotidiani, in qualità di seconda economia al mondo. Meno nota è invece in Italia la Cina dei vicini.

L’impiego delle compagnie di sicurezza private quali team di protezione a bordo dei mercantili: scomoda concorrenza o opportunità per future sinergie nella lotta alla pirateria?

Nel corso degli anni 2000, pirateria e criminalità marittima sono divenute un problema di punta nell’agenda di sicurezza internazionale. Con la Legge 130/2011, anche l’Italia ha risposto alle sollecitazioni provenienti dalla propria armatoria, introducendo la possibilità di imbarco di team armati su navi mercantili.

China’s Economy in the New Era

In what Michael Pettis defines as an “ideal rebalancing scenario” for the Chinese economy, China has to reset its GDP target at around 2 to 3 percent.

Between the lines of Australia’s Chinese influence debate

The words “Chinese influence” have become shorthand for a multitude of hot-button issues that are starting to affect Australian perceptions of China’s power.

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