Category Archives: Italy

The Italian exception and the evolution of Jihadism in the Mediterranean

As everyone working in the Academia knows, trying to write during the teaching semester is always somewhat challenging. Indeed, I have not managed to write as much as hoped during the past few months. However, I have still managed to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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