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Trexit: la sfida anglosassone per l’Europa

Si è insediato alla Casa Bianca un presidente americano che apparentemente non crede più nelle virtù della Pax Americana. A essere onesti, quell’ordine era ormai più che traballante. Ma Trump ha deciso di ...

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Trump’s transactional problem

There is a downside to this new foreign policy approach, a question that needs to be addressed, and a sort of “Obama curse” that will hang over the Trump presidency...

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Forecasting Trump’s foreign policy: Unpredictability with a chance of incoherence

As the first American president with no history of military or civilian public service, Donald Trump’s approach to the world would be somewhat unpredictable even in the...

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La retorica del neo-Presidente: prendere Trump sul serio, non alla lettera

Raramente come nella campagna elettorale del 2016 la retorica politica è stata tanto decisiva. In particolare, il vincitore ha dimostrato una strategia comunicativa coerente ed efficace, mirata a...

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Il dossier immigrazione e i muri di Trump

Nella sua prima conferenza da presidente eletto, l’11 gennaio, Trump aveva confermato che per fermare l’arrivo dei clandestini, il muro con il Messico si farà e a pagarlo sarà proprio...

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L’America liberal alla prova dell’era Trump, e l’eredità obamiana

Sotto uno shock paragonabile all’eccezionalità del risultato elettorale, l’America liberal si interroga sulle cause più profonde del disastro dello scorso novembre. Si tratta di di capire come...

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The complex legacy of President Obama
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The harsh reality facing post-Obama Democrats

To put things into perspective, it was only seven years ago when the Democratic Party controlled the Presidency (Barack Obama), the Senate (60 seats out of 100), the House (257 seats out of 435) and had a decent record of victories in the Supreme Court (four, often five, votes out of nine). Today, the Democratic Party has been wiped out...

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A legacy of hope but modest change

Obama entered the White House on a promise of “hope and change.” He leaves as, to some, the worst president in history; to others, one of our most brilliant and competent...

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Obama e l’America-mondo

I tanti sondaggi prodotti in questi otto anni hanno costantemente evidenziato la solidità e tenuta della popolarità di Barack Obama fuori dai confini statunitensi...

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The thwarted greatness of Barack Obama in foreign policy

It seems like a million years ago that Barack Obama, then at the apogee of his fame, gave his address to half a million people in Berlin...

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Israele e Palestina in un Medio Oriente frantumato

Ricorrono nel novembre prossimo i 70 anni della Risoluzione delle Nazioni Unite che decise la spartizione di quella piccola terra contesa – Palestina o Eretz Israel...

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Europe’s upcoming tour de force
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Europe divided after Charlemagne

I volti della sfida anti-establishment nel cuore carolingio della UE

Paesi Bassi, Francia, Germania: il 2017 vedrà i tre Paesi del «cuore carolingio» dell’Unione europea andare al voto. A misurarsi sarà la tenuta dei partiti delle famiglie politiche di governo, e cioè socialisti, liberali e conservatori, di fronte alla sfida lanciata dal populismo di destra...

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Bruxelles e il vento forte della contestazione anti-europea

I flussi migratori, gli attacchi terroristici, le difficoltà del sistema bancario, la Brexit. Il 2016 non è stato un anno facile per l’Unione Europea, ma il 2017 si annuncia...

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Angela Merkel’s powerful image: a long chancellorship and today’s Germany

Looking back at 2005, the year Angela Merkel entered into office, it seems like a different world – especially when remembering her counterparts: they all belong to a distant past...

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Greece’s political paralysis and the danger of superficial consensus

For the first time since the beginning of the crisis in Greece, almost nobody is paying attention. However, this cannot last for long. In the whole of Europe...

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The Russia factor – redux
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The emerging costs of Russia’s Mideast presence

December 2016 may come to be known as the end of the beginning of Russia’s power projection into the Middle East. Over a span of just three weeks, events in Syria, Turkey, and over the Black Sea revealed the limits of Russian military capabilities, challenged President Vladimir Putin’s resolve to project power into the region, and forced the Russian public to confront the costs that come with a foreign war...

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Overcharged or Overblown?: Nuclear Risks and Trump's Tweets

Donald Trump recently tweeted that the US should “greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes”...

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The paradox of Russia’s weaknesses and Putin’s power

President Putin is as confident as ever. After reaching record heights, his approval ratings are not budging. Most Russian people believe he is the only person capable of...

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Giappone e Russia: piccoli ma significativi passi verso un riavvicinamento

Fiducia e cooperazione, fin da subito; il trattato di pace che attende di essere firmato da 70 anni, quando sarà possibile. Questo è il nocciolo...

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Prospects for North Africa and Tunisia
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North Africa and Southern Europe in 1800

Development strategies and industrial policy in North Africa: how to seize opportunities

Recent events remind us of the importance of North African countries for the political stability of the EU’s Southern border. Political instability and sluggish growth have been often associated with a slow development of market economies in the region. Unfortunately, the Great Recession of 2007/08 and the Arab Spring revolts of 2011 have delayed...

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Tunisia: the perils of democratic complacency and popular discontent

How will Tunisia look in 2017? What challenges will define its evolution and future trajectory?...

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