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The first Trump-Putin summit: a turning point with many question marks

The July 16th Helsinki summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will be a turning point in American political history and US-Russia relations. However, whether the effect on Russia in the long term will be positive or negative is now even more unclear as both leaders pledged greater short-term cooperation...

Engaging Russia: a gamble and its limits

The first summit between the leaders of Russia and the United States produced very little tangible news. Still, it ignited an emotional storm that reflected polarized perceptions of the world by American and Russian elites. These divergent worldviews are the real cause of the crisis in the countries’ bilateral relations...

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...

L’America o il suo Presidente?

 Al termine del tour europeo di Donald Trump, che lo ha portato al vertice NATO di Bruxelles, a Londra, e poi a Helsinki per l’incontro con Vladimir Putin, un quesito si pone con intensità per i vecchi alleati dell’America: il Presidente parla effettivamente a nome degli Stati Uniti?...

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”...

The domestic impulses behind the Trump-Kim gamble

In 1972, there was the “Ping-pong diplomacy” that led to a meeting between Richard Nixon and Mao Zedong in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of 20th century history and laid the groundwork for the complex relationship between China and the United States that exists today, part cooperation and part fierce rivalry...