The “new europeans”?

The title does not refer to an old '80s song (actually, a very good song) by Ultravox but concerns the latest developments of the EU enlargement. Yesterday, the commission released its opinions on enlargement and candidate countries. The state of this complicated "endless love affair" (for candidate countries) can be summarized as follows: Croatia: 2013... Continue Reading →

An “armed waltz turn”?

Every student of diplomatic history learns that Italian foreign policy is characterized by frequent "strategic shifts". Bernhard von Bülow defined these frequent changes in Italian foreign policy orientation as "the policy of Waltz Turns". More than one century later, Italian diplomatic choices on Libya are just the latest example of such a stance. An arsenal of... Continue Reading →

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