U.S. and the World

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...

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...

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...

The US and the Iran deal: an American violation and a weakening of the global nuclear regime

US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will not certify the Iran nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), effectively removes America from the agreement. Trump justified the decision on the grounds that Iran is an untrustworthy partner and the deal itself is flawed...

Trump e l’Iran: la fine del fantasma di Obama

 Con la decisione di ritirarsi dall’accordo nucleare iraniano (il cosiddetto JCPOA) si chiude un ciclo. Certamente per il presidente Trump, e forse per l’intera politica estera americana...

I dazi di Donald Trump: chi pagherà il prezzo più alto?

Michael Ramirez, illustratore nippo-americano, vincitore di due premi Pulitzer e vicino a posizioni conservatrici, ha raccontato la nuova politica dei dazi di Trump in una vignetta: su un vecchio aeroplano ad elica, dal nome “Trump”, dotato di una super bomba con su scritto “tariffs” e una s...

The US and its trade "prisoner's dilemma"

In the Trump administration’s first year, the US pulled out of both the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) and the International Climate Agreement. It also began renegotiating, and threatened to withdraw from, the North American Free Trade Agreement...