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Germany, the Euro and the Euro Crisis

by Thiess Petersen   In a recent article, Alexander Reisenbichler and Kimberly J. Morgen argue that ‘Germany won the Euro Crisis’[i]. I doubt that any country can be the winner of a major economic crisis, especially if we are talking about an exporting nation. Of course Germany does benefit from some economic developments of the … Continue reading

Failed Humanitarian Intervention in East Timor

Failed Humanitarian Intervention in East Timor: A Bottom-up Hypothesis by Katherine Green The two decades since the end of the Cold War witnessed a new generation of warfare, which in turn gave rise to the parallel evolution of two diametric paradigms—ethnic conflict, and its consequential international response, humanitarian intervention. The hope for peace and prosperity … Continue reading

Civilizational dialogue – Great Powers and the Portuguese Role in a changing world

by David Garrido e Cunha Civilization is based on a concept of intellectual and cultural significance that we can date from classical antiquity. When we speak of Civilization, we immediately oppose it to the concept of barbaric or uncivilized – a term that designated in the western world, all those who, in the first instance … Continue reading

“Moment of hope” as U.N. to help 60,000 Somali refugees go home

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI, July 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tens of thousands of Somali refugees have returned home as security in their homeland has improved, the United Nations said on Wednesday, saying it would support a further 60,000 refugees who are ready to go back. The number of refugees from Somalia – 1.1 million … Continue reading

Portuguese Student Project: PACTA – ISCSP

The International Relations students from the portuguese Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP) just released the new number of their project “PACTA”,  a global affairs’ magazine. Available in portuguese on this link http://issuu.com/pacta/docs/revistapacta2

Portuguese migrants seek opportunities in Mozambique

MAPUTO, 2 July 2013 (IRIN) – The financial crisis in Europe has brought the largest influx of Portuguese migrants to Mozambique since colonial times. While many Mozambicans fear they will face increased competition for scarce jobs, the new wave of migrants is also creating employment opportunities. Goncalo Teles Gomes, the Portuguese consul in Maputo, the … Continue reading

La pace in Mozambico: la mediazione italiana

Chiara Continenza & Martina Gastaldello, 2013 1. Il Mozambico: il lungo inverno coloniale. Le prime testimonianze di insediamento portoghese in Mozambico risalgono al secolo XVI: la potenza commerciale e marittima lusitana mirava infatti a creare una serie di insediamenti sulle coste africane funzionali al controllo dei traffici verso l’India e l’Estremo Oriente. Nei secoli successivi … Continue reading