U.S. and the World

The alternative paths of multilateral trade deals

Perusing the coverage of President Donald Trump’s first ten months in office, a reader could easily conclude that the global trading system, which has been in existence essentially since 1945, is on the verge of collapse...

Trump vs UNESCO: l’assenza di un piano sulla Palestina

Correva il maggio 2017 quando Donald Trump, l’outsider ormai alla Casa Bianca, dichiarava al mondo: “farò tutto il possibile per la pace tra Palestina e Israele”...

Trump vs UNESCO: l’assenza di una piano sulla Palestina

Correva il maggio 2017 quando Donald Trump, l’outsider ormai alla Casa Bianca, dichiarava al mondo: “farò tutto il possibile per la pace tra Palestina e Israele”...

De-certifying the Iran nuclear deal: Trump’s credibility at stake

Ever since Donald Trump’s inauguration, the fate of the Iran nuclear deal has been in limbo...

Washington’s Kurdish Dilemmas

Iraqi Kurdistan’s recent referendum regarding independence from Iraq has provoked an overwhelmingly negative response in the Middle East and beyond. There is no question that most Kurds support transforming their autonomous region in northern Iraq into an internationally recognized independent state...

USA-Nord Corea: il prezzo strategico dell’incertezza

 Qualunque cosa si pensi di Donald Trump (specchio dei tempi, utile correttivo agli eccessi liberal dell’era Obama, potenziale nuovo Reagan tuttora incompreso…), con il suo uso delle parole il Presidente sta prendendo grandi rischi...

Replacing Washington’s failed North Korea policy

Worries about North Korea’s provocative, unpredictable behavior have surged dramatically in the past few months...

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...