Daily Global Issues Brief - May 2, 2016 (headlines)
SYRIA: There are unofficial whispers of a detailed map drawn up by US and Russia to establish “safe zones” clear from fighting. Would Assad’s government accept such plan – does Russia have the power of persuasion?
IRAQ: The country is facing existential crises on multiple levels – politically, economically and security-wise. Will Iraq unite or split along sectarian divides?
ITALY: Interesting experiment to make the 3 million Chinese tourists that visit Italy annually feel safer – have Chinese policemen patrol the streets. How about recruiting police officers from immigrant communities? Create jobs, build relations and trust?