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Bolsonaro’s victory: where is Brazil heading?

Brazil’s most polarized elections are finally over, and the country is now more divided than ever. Although the victory of the far-right wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro is likely to radically change Brazil and South America’s interstate relations, nobody can be certain in which way he will do it. Economy: who is in charge?...

Narendra Modi’s mixed records: ambition and gambles

Four years after he won one of the biggest political victories in modern Indian history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started his campaign for another term in office. Over the years, he has delivered some radical change, a couple of dramatic failures, all while keeping his reputation as the country’s most trusted political leader largely intact...

La partita di Imran Khan alla guida del Pakistan

La scena politica del Pakistan, abbastanza abituata agli scossoni politici, ha appena visto l’ennesimo cambio della guardia, anche se impensabile soltanto pochi mesi fa. L’ex cricketer Imran Khan, un personaggio dal solido linguaggio populista e fino ad ora rimasto sempre un po’ al margine della scena, ha vinto clamorosamente le elezioni parlamentari dello scorso luglio...

Aspen Institute - Dialogue bilatéral franco-italien : la politique économique d’une Europe qui protège

Mesdames et Messieurs, Signore e signori Je vous remercie infiniment pour votre invitation...

2019 European elections: What’s new under the sun?

The 2019 elections for the EU Parliament might become the stage of the ultimate political battle: The one where relatively liberal and moderate forces, mostly composed of traditional center-right and center-left political parties, may openly confront nationalist and anti-establishment groups...

Subnational climate action goes global – with California leading

Despite disinterest on the part of the Trump administration, US leadership in global climate governance continues to be advanced in a patchwork fashion. This is due largely to muscular moves by a pastiche of cities, states, corporations and civil society entities committed to ambitious climate action plans that leverage local insights and mandates...

Immigration, whiteness, and party polarization. What’s new in Trump’s America?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional district is arguably the most surprising, and certainly the most hyped, episode in the current election cycle leading to the 2018 midterms this November...

Understanding the blue wave

The 2018 primary season has been interesting for the Democratic Party. Many relatively small results made huge waves on the web and social media as several new faces emerged as game changers both in generational and ideological terms...

L'onda di Bolsonaro sulle presidenziali brasiliane

Dopo il primo turno che ha visto quasi stravincere l’ex capitano dei paracadutisti Jair Bolsonaro – ha ottenuto il 46% dei suffragi, sfiorando il 50% più un voto necessario per chiudere la partita già ieri – molti analisti si chiedono che succederà in Brasile il prossimo 28 di ottobre e, soprattutto, a partire dal primo gennaio 2019, quando s’insedierà il nuovo presidente...