Macerata shooting: Any effect on Italy?

It seems that the perpetrator of shooting in Macerata is clearly connected to far-right scene. Do you have any concerns we might see more incidents like this in the future, do you think it may have some effect on upcoming elections and migration debate? Read few comments.
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Is Trump one step closer to North Korea bloody nose scenario?

It seems that Professor Victor Cha has disliked the idea of a limited strike on North Korea and he is now out of consideration for being US Ambassador in South Korea. Does it tell us something about how seriously is White House considering the bloody nose scenario? Are we getting closer to preventive strike against North Korea? Read few comments.

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Will the next conflict be between big powers?

While for few years ISIS as non-state actor stole a lot of attention the topic of global competition is noticeable in the Donald Trump’s National Security Strategy. How do you see this theme, maybe even trend, of competition among nations, any reasons for worries that competition may lead to conflict? Read few comments.


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Deadlock? Dialogue? What’s next after Catalan elections

After the snap elections in Catalonia nothing/nor much is solved. Separatists has the majority but biggest party is Cs and separatists have less votes than pro-constitutional parties if we we count CatComu (unionists would maybe even win the independence referendum) . Is this the time for serious discussion from both sides, would it be helpful and do you see any willingness to do this? Read few comments.
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Catalan elections: Everything is uncertain

Of course, it depends on the results but it seems that upcoming Catalan elections are not going to change much regarding the situation in Catalonia. Or do you perhaps see differently, and why? Read few comments.

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Iraq: The end of the war against ISIS and what can go wrong

As Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the end of the war against ISIS, any reasons for worries that this is a premature announcement and in your opinion what’s next for Iraq? Read few comments.
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A war is coming?: What’s next for Lebanon

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns against Lebanon proxy wars. So how do you assess a possibility of an open war in Lebanon, and what kind of war – who against whom? Read few comments.
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