Europe

Una lezione di Kissinger

Dopo essere stato Consigliere per la Sicurezza Nazionale e Segretario di Stato durante due presidenze  americane (quelle di Richard Nixon e Gerald Ford), Henry Kissinger ha fondato una azienda di consulenza internazionale...

Social democracy facing the challenge of populism

After Germany and France, the Italian elections and the new government’s first steps confirm that the rise of populism in Europe affects all countries. At the same time, in these founding member states of the European Union, social democracy weakens dramatically when it does not collapse. Populism is also a major driving force behind the Brexit vote and the Catalan crisis...

Migration in the EU: a decision-making crisis

2015 will be remembered as the year in which the European Union was flooded by an unprecedented number of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, posing an impressive operational, financial and organizational burden. While numbers have since decreased, since January 2015, almost 1.6 million people have crossed into southern Europe, with more than 13,000 found dead or missing...

Welcome the Truce: but we need more to save the Atlantic

 We can breathe a sigh of relief: A trade war between the United States and Europe, which would have had a strongly penalizing impact on an economy relying on exports such as Italy’s, has been averted for the time being.  After branding the EU a "foe" in the commercial sphere, Donald Trump pulled...

NATO, burden sharing and Mr. Trump

“Two percent is a joke. Four percent is what we should be spending. We [the US] are being played for fools”...

Trump’s NATO summit: when drama overcomes substance

The 2018 NATO Summit will be remembered as one of the most tense in recent history. The reasons do not lie in external challenges or enemies, as the 29 allies once again showed convergence on measures adopted to safeguard their national and collective security. The drama, rather, came from US President Donald Trump’s negotiation and communication strategy...

EU and immigration: still a power game with no winners

In a recent interview, Italy’s new Foreign Minister, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, stated that reaching an agreement that would suit all EU member states on migration could not be more difficult than "having Eur...

Il ritorno dei confini in Europa

A quasi trent’anni dalla caduta del muro simbolo della Guerra fredda “discendono” nuove cortine sull’Europa, di cristallo più che di ferro per utilizzare una definizione dell’Economist. Barriere che rallentano la piena realizzazione del disegno europeo di unità e coesione...

Il nazionalismo europeo e l’Occidente

“I movimenti anti-sistema in Europa, nella versione populista e nazionalista, hanno due origini diverse: la reazione alla crisi economica del 2008 e la reazione alla crisi migratoria del 2015. E’ molto più semplice guadagnare consenso facendo leva sui problemi migratori che sulle disuguaglianze economiche. La Lega, per guardare all’Italia, avrà vita più facile del Movimento 5 Stelle ”...

Berlino, senza Muro e senza ombre

I festeggiamenti per la caduta del Muro non hanno fermato una metropoli fedele al proprio motto: “Avanti sempre, indietro mai”. Berlino, dove la riunificazione ha funzionato davvero e il ricordo della città divisa sbiadisce nei quartieri alla moda dell’Est, sembra condannata a un’infinita metamorfosi che la lascia priva di ombre e di memoria...