Europe

Strategic Ghosting: Waning US-UK Global Leadership

While many assessments of the June 8th general election in the United Kingdom have focused on its impact on Brexit, a less explored question is what it will mean for a cornerstone of Britain’s security policy - its “special relationship” with the United States and the ability of the US-UK alliance to shape gl...

Il presidente senza opposizione e la sua strada in salita

Non è stato il trionfo annunciato, anzi: è piuttosto ambigua la situazione di Emmanuel Macron. Il nuovo Presidente godrà di una buona maggioranza di deputati in parlamento: i francesi hanno consentito al nuovo inquilino dell’Eliseo di avere i numeri sufficienti per governare...

Macron: Europe’s Saviour?

If in France Macron obtained a large majority in the National Assembly, largely thanks to a voting system which is no worse in Europe than the United Kingdom in terms of representativeness, in fact the French President’s state of grace already seems to be deceiving...

Il Regno Unito alla ricerca di un nuovo equilibrio

All’indomani delle elezioni britanniche, i Conservatori si ritrovano a dirigere un paese che sembra ben lontano dall’essere “strong and stable”, forte e stabile, come recitava il ritornello elettorale del Primo Ministro Theresa May...

Le tre scommesse perse da Theresa May

Anche il Regno Unito, nonostante il suo sistema maggioritario, dovrà fare affidamento su un parlamento senza maggioranze assolute. Ciononostante, l’arena politica britannica si ritrova come un tempo spaccata in due blocchi – a differenza di quanto accade sul resto del continente europeo, dove i “vecchi” sistemi politici evolvono in tante forme e articolazioni diverse...

The UK vote: dealing with the unexpected

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election in April, buoyed by strong approval ratings, she was confident that her Conservative party would claim an easy landslide victory...

New prospects for Europe with a renewed Franco-German relationship?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU has won the last three regional elections in Germany. This show of political strength included beating the centre-left SPD in its heartland, North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous German region, making the victory a good indicator for the upcoming federal elections in September...

Merkel e Trump: i rischi dell’Atlantico debole

 La politica interna di Stati Uniti e Germania sta entrando in rotta di collisione...

Why the G7 can really matter

 A lot of people fear that the Italian G7 presidency – or rather its climax, the leaders' summit in Taormina a couple of weeks from now – will end up being little more than a photo opportunity. I beg to differ...

Brexit and the Intellectuals

A recent New York Times article asked, “Will London Fall?” It was accompanied by nostalgic black-and-white photos, suggesting the end of an era and that London’s time as the global capital is waning...