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Feature — Beyond the Strife and Rhetoric: Have the lights gone out for Theresa May’s Brexit Deal?

November 30, 2018

By Amber Boothe and Tasneem Ghazi 30 November 2018   The Shock of a Finalised Deal On the 14th November, in a moment of triumphant relief, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the cabinet and the European Council had finally agreed to a ‘realistic Brexit Deal’. In her somber and resolute speech, May emphasised the … Continue reading “Feature — Beyond the Strife and Rhetoric: Have the lights gone out for Theresa May’s Brexit Deal?”


The buck passing stops here on European norms for drones

October 11, 2018

By Delina Goxho   The most recent Trump administration changes to the policies regulating drone strikes are still secret, but what we do know sets a dangerous precedent on the use of armed drones and the use of force broadly, with strong implications to the USA as well as Europe. . The current U.S. policy … Continue reading “The buck passing stops here on European norms for drones”


NATO is wounded, this Summit could break it

July 12, 2018

By Dr Zachary Wolfraim In light of the recent chaos consuming British politics and the looming NATO summit, I revisited an article I wrote on the eve of the US election in 2016 hoping it would outline a worst-case scenario, rather than reality. At that time, NATO was heading into uncertainty with the reality of Brexit … Continue reading “NATO is wounded, this Summit could break it”


L’impeachment che non fu. Tre appunti per i mesi a venire

June 10, 2018

by Andrea Varsori Per l’Italia, gli ultimi giorni del mese scorso sono stati estremamente movimentati, anche per gli standard a cui la politica nazionale e internazionale ci ha abituato negli ultimi anni. Tra il 28 e il 29 maggio, abbiamo assistito all’impennarsi di tensioni interne e esterne. Politici, osservatori e cittadini hanno preso parte a … Continue reading “L’impeachment che non fu. Tre appunti per i mesi a venire”


Strife Feature – Italy’s short circuit week and the fight over Europe

June 7, 2018

by Andrea Varsori   Italy’s short circuit week Last week, Italy’s political system went into short circuit. 84 days after the last national elections, an apparently successful attempt at forming a government unexpectedly collapsed at the last minute. Ten days earlier, the two political forces behind the attempt, the right-wing League and the anti-politics Five … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Italy’s short circuit week and the fight over Europe”


The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Italian General Election

March 12, 2018

By Giulia Monteleone On the 4th of March, Italians made their way to the polling stations to choose their next government, knowing that the results would most likely confirm the polls’ predictions of a hung parliament. A turnout of 73.66% is surprising, as the election took place in times of high disillusionment with the political … Continue reading “The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Italian General Election”


Italian general elections: a concern for the EU ?

March 2, 2018

By Giammarco Petrone International commentators have presented the Italian general election – which will be held on the 4th of March 2018 – as a big test not only for Italy but also for the European Union (EU). Over the course of the current legislative period (2013-18),  Italians have witnessed several major events. First, the … Continue reading “Italian general elections: a concern for the EU ?”


Strife Interview – Benedetto Della Vedova, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs: Europe’s uneasy path

February 28, 2018

Benedetto Della Vedova has been the Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation since February 28, 2014, serving in the Renzi and Gentiloni governments; he has also been a Member of the Italian Senate since 2013. He is currently competing in the Italian national elections with the +Europa (“More Europe”) political party, headed by … Continue reading “Strife Interview – Benedetto Della Vedova, Italian Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs: Europe’s uneasy path”


Intervista con Benedetto Della Vedova, Sottosegretario agli Affari Esteri del Governo italiano – Il difficile cammino dell’Europa

Benedetto Della Vedova è Sottosegretario di Stato agli Affari Esteri e alla Cooperazione Internazionale dal 28 febbraio 2014, nei governi di Matteo Renzi e Paolo Gentiloni; è Senatore della Repubblica dal 2013. È attualmente candidato per la lista pro-europeista “+Europa”, assieme all’ex-ministro agli Esteri Emma Bonino, per il collegio uninominale di Prato. Andrea Varsori, Editor-in-chief … Continue reading “Intervista con Benedetto Della Vedova, Sottosegretario agli Affari Esteri del Governo italiano – Il difficile cammino dell’Europa”


Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy

February 26, 2018

  By Felix Manig Five months after the September 2017 elections, the ‘grand coalition’ deal between Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU, her sister-party CSU and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) is set to end unprecedented political stalemate in Germany. While the deal hinges on a final approval by the 460,000 members of the SPD base in … Continue reading “Grand Coalition Deal: What to Expect from Germany’s next Government in Foreign and Security Policy”


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