Tunisia and the Risks of Italian Mediterranean Irrelevance

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

The Paradox of Russia’s Disinformation Activities in Italy

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

China and Italy’s Euro-Atlantic Resilience

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

The Italian Leadership Style in the Coronavirus Crisis

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