Talking to Formiche, I explain why, for Italy, Tunisia is more critical than it seems just looking at material factors of power. I only discuss why Italy should stop seeing the Mediterannean only through the migration lens as, by losing focus on other issues, Rome risks to lose further geopolitical relevance. Against this backdrop, Tunisia … Continue reading Tunisia and the Risks of Italian Mediterranean Irrelevance
Italy has always had cordial, to say the least, relations with Russia. Cultural links between the two countries are stronger than many are willing to admit. Even at the times of the Soviet Union, despite Italy being a NATO member, relations were not as complex as those that other European countries entertained with Moscow. This … Continue reading The Paradox of Russia’s Disinformation Activities in Italy
In my latest Transatlantic Take for the German Marshall Fund, I addressed China's charm offensive toward Italy (again). However, this time from a different perspective though, focusing on how this aggressive China's approach triggered a political reaction. The public opinion is still fascinated. by Beijing's help and support through the coronavirus crisis. Italian politicians, instead, … Continue reading China and Italy’s Euro-Atlantic Resilience
After analysing the approach of the Italian political leadership to the Coronavirus crisis, I do the same focusing on the Italian opposition for the latest Transatlantic Take of the German Marshall Fund: what were the strategies of the Italian opposition parties? and what was the impact of the crisis on them? My answers here.
For the latest Transatlantic Take of the German Marshall Fund, I have taken a look at the style of the Italian leadership in the Covid-19 crisis, analysing the approach of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. You can find my entry below. Late in Action, Grand in Communication in Italy In early February, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte—like … Continue reading The Italian Leadership Style in the Coronavirus Crisis