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Opposing Populism From the Left

The resounding no vote in Italy’s December 4 referendum on constitutional reforms may open the door to an early parliamentary election that could bring the anti-EU Five Star Movement to power. In France, a victory by National Front Leader Marine Le Pen in the presidential election scheduled for May 2017 ...

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EU Internet Forum: Tackling terrorism online

Taking down terrorist content and engaging with the biggest web companies is how the European Commission’s Internet Forum will tackle Daesh (Islamic State) terrorism online. It was a year ago when the European Commission launched EU Internet Forum, an initiative to tackle terrorist content online. The idea came after Paris ...

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Russia in Libya, A Driver for Escalation?

Russia’s support for Khalifa Haftar in the name of countering terrorism could instead escalate Libya’s conflict and undermine the UN-sponsored political process. Since summer 2016 Russia has stealthily joined the fray in Libya, having disengaged in 2011 when its hopes at protecting up to $10 billion in contracts with the ...

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