Lorenzo Flego

Author: Lorenzo Flego

Lorenzo Flego was born in Pordenone (Italy) in 1993. He managed and took part in several international cooperation projects in Palestine, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lorenzo holds an MSc degree in International Politics from SOAS University of London, although he had been formerly trained in Classical Piano Performance at the Conservatory of Music "G. Tartini", Trieste. He is much interested in geopolitics, history and literature, as well as in music and languages. Lorenzo's aim as a writer is to raise awareness about lesser-known places or situations which though may have great importance in shaping the international scene. His main focus is the relations of power, and how these relate to matters of human rights and human rights violations.

Articles written by Lorenzo Flego

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IMF MD Asia Trip
In 2014, China’s GDP based on purchasing power parity has overtaken that of the United States. Though the US is still regarded as the world’s major economy, trends are shifting away from the narrative of a post-Cold War hegemony of liberal democracies. In light of such circumstances, this analysis assesses how Chinese development finance and investment in the Global South is shaping both, current geopolitics and the internal structure of Pakistan and Indonesia.
United Nations Fountain
The second World War's devastation and consequent nuclear threat prompted Western sovereign states to move towards cooperation, leading to the rise of liberalism as a different interpretation of international relations. Institutions such as the UN, the EU, the NATO or the World Bank all shared the necessity of reforming the international towards a more global dimension. Although “international” and “global” are two distinct concepts with different contextual backgrounds, they keep influencing one another and are both present in today’s world.
Saudi Arabia
Despite differences between Saudi Arabia and Israel in political, cultural and economic terms, both countries are characterised by an extensive and highly discriminatory welfare system, which enables the state to exert considerable power over society. Although the allocative state system is waning, the usage of welfare is still a powerful political tool, as it significantly aids the state in its capacity to both gain consensus and prevent waves of insurgency.
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