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International Press Brief

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.

Turkish military operation in Syria

After the US withdrawal from northern Syria, Turkey has launched a military operation in the against the Syrian Democratic Forces, with fighter from the Kurdish YPG, long-standing allies of the United States. Suffering heavy casualties and lost territory, the Kurds are now negotiating support with Assad and Putin. What will be the impact of this new escalation in the Syrian conflict for Europe, the United States, and upon political and security dynamics in the Middle East?



Events

Programme «Mapa Mundo»
Every Tuesday, at 1.20pm, members of our team discuss the main international events with the journalist Ricardo Alexandre on the radio programme «Mapa Mundo», a partnership between TSF and IPRI-NOVA.



IPRI in the News

Macron e o Islão Político
Carlos Branco
Jornal Económico, 28 | February | 2020

Portugal nas primárias democratas
Bernardo Pires de Lima
Diário de Notícias, 22 | February | 2020

A aliança venenosa: a Turquia, a Rússia e o domínio da Síria
José Pedro Teixeira Fernandes
Público, 21 | February | 2020



Working Papers

Working Paper n.º 58/2019
«When The Lenders Leave Town: Partisanship, Electoral Calculations and Vested Interests as Determinants of Policy Reversals in Spain and Portugal»

Catherine Moury, Daniel Cardoso, & Angie Gago, IPRI-NOVA & Université de Lausanne

Working Paper n.º 57/2018
«Migration crisis in the EU: developing a framework for analysis of national security and defence strategies»
João Estevens, IPRI-NOVA

Working Paper n.º 56/2017
«Labour Market Reforms and the Crisis in Portugal: No change, U-Turn or New Departure?»
Daniel Cardoso & Rui Branco, IPRI-NOVA

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