U.S. and the World

Hopes and limits of the Trump-Putin relationship

The scheduled thirty-minute chat on the G-20 meeting’s sidelines between Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and their foreign ministers immediately overshadowed the rest of summit...

Global trade realities and President Trump’s goals

Five months into the Trump administration, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about the future of global trade policy. A few issues have been resolved, a few new ones have erupted, and many more remain in a state of limbo...

NATO Trump summit: modest decisions, unclear symbols

Summits such as NATO, the EU Council and G7 are traditionally about concrete decisions and symbolic gestures, with both aspects being politically relevant. Sometimes these meetings are more about decisions, sometimes more about symbols. Thursday’s NATO Alliance gathering in Brussels was modest on the first front, and unclear on the second one...

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...

The NATO Summit: modest decisions and ambiguous signals

Summits such as NATO, the EU Council and G7 are traditionally about concrete decisions and symbolic gestures, with both aspects being politically relevant. Sometimes these meetings are more about decisions, sometimes more about symbols. Thursday’s NATO Alliance gathering in Brussels was modest on the first front, and unclear on the second one...

Le porte un po’ aperte nel primo incontro tra Papa Francesco e Donald Trump

Uno dei murales che saltuariamente appaiono nelle vie adiacenti al Vaticano aveva raffigurato nei giorni scorsi un Papa Francesco con l’aureola intento a baciare poco diplomaticamente un Donald Trump diavolo, con tanto di corna e pistola in tasca...

Washington e Riyad in maggiore sintonia, ma con il test spinoso dello Yemen

“Laddove vi sono problemi in Medio Oriente, c’è l’Iran”. James Mattis, Segretario statunitense alla Difesa, non poteva scegliere parole più mirate per rassicurare l’Arabia Saudita, nel corso del primo viaggio ufficiale a Riyad, il 18 aprile scorso...

La “marcia della scienza” tra cultura e politica

La March for Science del 22 aprile – a Washington D.C., ma con altri 600 punti di raduno negli Usa e nel mondo – è forse il prodotto del primo movimento politico neo-illuminista del XXI secolo...

Come la scienza, nell’era delle 'fake news', è diventata politica

Donald Trump, un antivaccinista al potere? A giudicare da un suo tweet del 2014 qualche dubbio potrebbe sorgere: “un bambino sano va dal dottore, gli viene fatta un’iniezione con molti vaccini, non si sente bene e cambia – AUTISMO. Tanti casi del genere!”...

The strategic consequences behind Trump’s Paris Agreement decision

To begin with, the decisions facing the Trump administration over the Paris Climate Agreement are not as simple as they are often portrayed...