Why the military draft makes no sense anymore

Bringing conscription back from the cold After less than ten years from the suspension (in 2010), in March Sweden has decided to reintroduce the military draft, starting in 2018 from the 1999 cohort. The main reason for this change resides in the rising tensions in the area, mainly given by the pressure of Russia and by the recent developments in the…

A Handbook for Journalists

When terrorism hits, recall: The Basics – Naming is, to a certain extent, choosing a side – Terrorism has no official definition – There is a crucial difference between terrorism and resistance – State terrorism exists, and is “a form of government” – “Glorification of terrorism” is an expression to be carefully defined – Not all…

Un sogno senza pace

“E poi venne l’11 settembre, e gli americani ebbero la sensazione che il loro mondo andasse a gambe all’aria.  Con la giustizia alle spalle e il mondo al nostro fianco, in poco più di un mese scacciammo il governo talebano da Kabul. I membri di al-Qaida fuggirono, o vennero catturati o uccisi. Era un buon…