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  • TEPSA Portuguese Pre-Presidency Conference Virtual Edition
  • R:I 66 «O Futuro do Oceano Global» | R:I 66 «The Future of the Global Ocean»
  • Working Paper N.º 62 «Literacia do Oceano: Dos Princípios à Década da Ciência do Oceano»
  • Programa Mapa Mundo - Parceria IPRI-NOVA / TSF
  • A revista R:I encontra-se disponível para consulta on-line | R:I Journal now available on-line
International Press Brief

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on a truce, negotiated with Russia, for peace in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, seeking to end the escalation of violence in a region whose sovereignty has been contested by the two countries for decades. The agreement is causing a political crisis in Armenia and reflects Azerbaijan's likely military Victory. Azerbaijan will maintain sovereignty over the conquered territories and restore Armenian-controlled provinces on the Nagorno-Karabakh border.

Putin and Constitutional Reform in Russia

On 15 January, during his speech to the Nation, Vladimir Putin announced a constitutional reform that will give Parliament more powers and promote the Council of State of an advisory body to the Constitutional body. Dmitry Medvedev's government immediately resigned and the chief of the Tax Authority, Michail Mishustin, was appointed Prime Minister. The mention, during the speech, to an end of the limitation "maximum of two terms in a row" in the Presidency launched the debate on the political future of the Russian President.

United States - Iran Tensions

The death of General Soleimani, commander of the Quds unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, in Iraq by order of the American President, increased the level of tension between the two countries and across the Middle East. In retaliation, Iran announced that it would remove limits on enriching uranium and launched a missile battery against U.S. bases in Iraq. On the other hand, fearing a new conflict on national territory, the Iraqi Parliament has called all foreign forces to leave the country.



Working Papers

Working Paper n.º 62/2020
«Literacia do Oceano: Dos Princípios à Década da Ciência do Oceano»
Raquel L. Costa, Bernardo Mata, Patrícia Conceição e Fernanda Silva, Direção-Geral de Política do Mar

Working Paper n.º 61/2020
«Trends and Challenges in the Social Protection of Self-Employed Workers in Portugal: The Slow Erosion of Dualisation (1990-2020)»

Rui Branco, NOVA University of Lisbon & IPRI-NOVA, & Daniel Cardoso, Autonomous University of Lisbon & Observare/UAL

Working Paper n.º 60/2020
As Bases Sociais dos Partidos Portugueses
João Cancela, IPRI-NOVA, & Pedro C. Magalhães, ICS-ULisboa



IPRI in the News

O xeque ao rei da China na Ásia-Pacífico
José Pedro Teixeira Fernandes
Público, 22 | November | 2020

A oportunidade de Portugal
Bernardo Pires de Lima
Diário de Notícias, 21 | November | 2020



Events

Best Essay Award «25 de Abril»
Applications for the Best Essay Award «25 de Abril» are open until September 11th, 2020.

Programme «Mapa Mundo»
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