U.S. and the World

How the US and the EU can reach a better understanding on trade – with China in mind

US trade representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer and EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström are meeting this week in Brussels for the second time to advance talks on a potential trade deal. Based on the past 18 months of an evolving Trump trade policy, what can Europe expect from this dialogue?...

Una lezione di Kissinger

Dopo essere stato Consigliere per la Sicurezza Nazionale e Segretario di Stato durante due presidenze  americane (quelle di Richard Nixon e Gerald Ford), Henry Kissinger ha fondato una azienda di consulenza internazionale...

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...

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 U.S.-North Korea summit: Some daunting obstacles

The on-again, off-again summit meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is on again. However, crucial conditions must be met for the event to become anything other than a brief photo opportunity that later descends into an exchange of vitriol...

The long wave of 1968

When we think of 1968 today, the first things that come to mind are the student movements, protests against the Vietnam War, and a new social consciousness...

Rischi e incognite di uno scontro aperto tra USA e Iran

Il ritiro degli Stati Uniti dall’accordo nucleare iraniano e il ritorno a una logica di scontro aperto fra Washington e Teheran sono stati scanditi da due discorsi: uno di Donald Trump, e l’altro del Segretario di Stato Mike Pompeo...