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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...

La ragion d’essere dell’arsenale nucleare della Corea del Nord

La Corea del Nord ha condotto 12 test missilistici quest’anno; dopo ogni lancio, riuscito o fallito che fosse, i media sono corsi freneticamente a parlare di guerra imminente con gli Stati Uniti...

Il Giappone e l’esigenza di adattarsi a Donald Trump

Numerose questioni politico-diplomatiche e storico-culturali, come la riforma della Costituzione e i problemi territoriali e di sicurezza con i Paesi confinanti – che erano stati rimandati e nascosti il più possibile in quanto quasi tabù nei 70 anni del dopoguerra – stanno ora scuotendo il Giappone...

Southeast Asia in the age of Trump

In the early months of the Donald Trump administration, most South-East Asian nations have found themselves in a relatively familiar place in their dealings with Washington - on the periphery of U.S. policy. President Trump spoke with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over the phone and has invited other South-East Asian leaders to the White House...

In Asia, Pechino mostra a Washington le sue carte

Nella gestione della crisi coreana la Cina sembra avere le idee più chiare rispetto agli USA. Pechino infatti sa bene che la Corea del Nord è un utilissimo Stato cuscinetto: una protezione per il suo territorio, come ai tempi di Mao, e oggi anche una merce di scambio in vista di negoziati con gli USA di grande importanza, quello sul commercio in primo luogo...

Merkel e Trump: i rischi dell’Atlantico debole

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

Trump Lectures NATO: A Burden-Sharing Quest on Steroids

US President Donald Trump was blunt and demanding in his speech to the NATO summit in Brussels. Indeed, much of the rhetoric was reminiscent of his statements during the 2016 U.S...

What future for the Iran nuclear deal under Rouhani 2.0?

On May 19, about 45 million Iranians participated in the twelfth presidential election since the 1979 revolution, in which the incumbent President Hassan Rouhani gained a strong majority of votes...

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...

Donald Trump and the strategic value of unorthodox political behavior

It’s been nearly two years since Donald Trump boarded the golden elevator in Trump Tower to kick off his presidential campaign. In that relatively short time, he has survived almost countless revelations and incidents that would have destroyed another candidate or another president...