By Chloé de Radzitzky Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died in 82 years Sunday, January 8th of a heart attack in a hospital of Tehran. Millions of citizens gathered last Tuesday to accompany the Iranian former president in his last home. His death represents an upheaval in the Iranian political scene inhabited by factional tensions between the radicals and the reformist and moderate. To understand this change, it is necessary to re-place this character within the official and unofficial networks of the power.
The conference presented by Erwan Lannon talked about the new EU strategy introduced in June by Frédérica Moggerini. It asks the question whether this, is it really going to change something in the Mediterranean region. The presentation is divided in three parts. The first one will speak about the context and the evolution of CSFP from Maastricht to Lisbon, to end up with the strategy right after the Arab uprising. The second part will focus on a text analysis of the new European global strategy, and finally, the third part will draw out some conclusions and emphasize on the importance of including the « neighbors of the neighbors » in the new EU global strategy on foreign and security.
This week, in the press review: »Daesh lost Sirte, its fief in Libya », »Saudi Court Orders Executions for 15 Accused of Spying for Iran », »In Aleppo, the rebellion loses ground every hours », »Religious leaders push for Muslim alternative to Peppa Pig » and « How one woman is standing up to Turkey’s purges ».