FEEM Press, FEEM’s new, open-access editorial series launched in 2014, serves as an outlet for the results of FEEM research, providing an authoritative and up-to-date source of information in the areas of climate change and sustainable development, energy and economics, with an emphasis on the geopolitical dimension.

Energy Scenarios & Policy Series
Enregy Scenarios & Policy Series
Energy Scenarios & Policy Series

Bruegel-FEEM Euro-Mediterranean Energy Talks
by Domenico Favoino and Simone Tagliapietra
Energy Scenarios and Policy

The current energy situation in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries is characterised by a rapid increase of energy demand, low energy efciency and low domestic energy prices due to universal energy subsidies. In short, the current energy situation does not appear sustainable and poses several risks to the prospects of socio-economic development of the region [...]

L’evoluzione dello scenario geopolitico nordafricano e il suo impatto sui mercati dell’energia
di Sara Brzuszkiewicz
Energy Scenarios and Policy

Negli ultimi cinque anni il Nord Africa è cambiato profondamente. Dopo le Primavere Arabe,  l'instabilità diffusa ha generato un vuoto di potere colmato principalmente dallo jihadismo. L'emergenza dello Stato Islamico come attore regionale ha favorito un processo di  transnazionalizzazione della rete jihadista [...]

The Evolving Geopolitics of North Africa and its Impact on Energy Markets
by Sara Brzuszkiewicz
Energy Scenarios and Policy

Over the last five years, North Africa has profoundly changed. After the Arab Springs, the  widespread instability engendered a power vacuum that has been lled mainly by jihadism. The emergence of the Islamic State as a regional actor fostered the process of transnationalization [...]

Turkey’s Regional Gas Hub Ambitions. A Critical Assessment
by Simone Tagliapietra
Energy Scenarios and Policy

Because of its strategic geographical location at the crossroads of Caspian, Middle Eastern and Eastern Mediterranean gas-rich countries and Europe, Turkey has progressively emerged in the international political, economic and energy debates as a potential key regional gas hub [...]

Greening the World Trade Organization
by Raymond Saner
Environmental and Climate Change Economics

Even though the COP21 meeting in Paris concluded on a positive note, the implementation of mitigation and adaptation measures remains based on non-binding proposals and promises made by the countries who took part in COP21 .In addition, the solutions discussed so far are based on the assumption and hope that new technologies [...]

Los Otros Welfare
edited by Veronica Ronchi
Economy and Society

The multifaceted and original history of the Mexican welfare state encourages us to extend our analysis to new geographical areas. It allows us to investigate how a country, with such a different history compared to the Old Continent, initially adopts a European-type welfare system, and then puts it aside to seek new approaches that will keep local needs [...]

Arctic Amplification, Climate Change, Global Warming. New Challenges from the Top of the World
by Peter Wadhams
Environmental and Climate Change Economics

During the past years, we have witnessed the various impressive, shocking and frightening effects of a rather mysterious, partially misunderstood phenomenon, rather impersonally labeled as “climate change”. The reality under this deceitful nickname triggers large-scale events [...]

Water and Development
by Michel Camdessus and Giulio Sapelli
Economy and Society

Current research on world water resources shows that topics such as demographic trends, energy development and needs, water-energy nexus, climate change and water geostrategic challenges are strictly interconnected. To reflect on this timely and urgent topic [...]

Un patto globale per lo sviluppo sostenibile. Processi e attori nell’Agenda 2030
by Ilaria Lenzi, Ilaria Pais, Andrea Zucca
Social Innovation and Sustainability

Sustainable development is in the spotlight. Countries and stakeholders have agreed that it is now possible to reach a consensus on the path to be followed to improve the world we live in, and to enable all, without distinction, to lead a life of dignity. This goal can only be [...]

Insights from China: Leadership, Policies, New World Order
by Jean Christophe Iseux von Pfetten
Economy and Society

Recently China has achieved economic supremacy in Asia and has gained a pivotal position in the New World Order. The complex decision-making process of China’s internal power structure and its unique social fabric together with the diversity of its people makes China often [...]

Coalitions and Networks. 12 papers from 20 years of CTN workshops.
edited by Carlo Carraro
Environmental and Climate Change Economics

The Coalition Theory Network (CTN) is an association of eight high-level scientific and academic institutions whose aim is the advancement and diffusion of research in the area of network theory and coalition formation. The history of CTN began in 1995, when FEEM  joined CORE [...]

Growth Inequality and Poverty Reduction in Africa
by Francisco H.G. Ferreira
Economy and Society

Stark images may illustrate the current, chronic African problems i.e. the hidden link between the continent’s dramatic poverty level and its recent, unforeseen growth performances. The stunning dichotomy between this impressive economic increase and the remaining [...]

The Ukraine Debacle
by Anatol Lieven
Economy and Society

From public riots to the fall of Viktor Yanukovych’s government, from Maidan’s uproar to the escalation in the East: shaped by ages of forced relations with its most powerful neighbour, the recent Ukrainian history suddenly quickened its pace towards an uncertain evolution [...]

Islamism and Modernity: an Unconventional Perspective
by Tarek Heggy
Economy and Society

The relationship between Islam and the Western world has long been harmed by mutual misunderstanding and mistrust. Over the last decades, few observers and media on both sides have been able to debate about religion and tolerance, laicism and radicalism, coexistence and contrast with objectivity and openmindedness [...]

The Global Revolution of Unconventional Oil
by John M. Deutch
Economy and Society

The “Unconventional Oil Revolution” is a challenging topic that has profound consequences at both economic, technological and geopolitical levels. In particular, the rise of US tight oil production could dramatically impact on US domestic and international energy policy strategies, driving a global spin in the world energy scenario [...]