Defence industrial cooperation between Italy and Germany could boost the EU’s geopolitical credibility and capacity for technological innovation. There is no strategic autonomy without a strong defence industry.
Russia’s war on Ukraine has prompted urgent changes in Italian foreign policy. Rome’s efforts to distance itself from Moscow are creating major challenges at home.
With Mario Draghi staying on as prime minister, Italy has an opportunity to help lead an economic and political recovery from the pandemic that secures Europe’s future
Italy should use its G20 presidency and COP26 co-presidency to help the EU become a major player in green geopolitics and a mediator between competing great powers
Italy has an opportunity to position itself closer to the Franco-German engine and to help construct a multilateral system in which the EU and the US are equal partners
A populist alliance in the European Parliament may prove unworkable because of the parties’ diverging global outlooks
Italy can play an active role in shaping European defence policy – if it avoids getting distracted by its internal political tribulations
Out of the south: Why Italy and Portugal should lead on climate change, health security, and multilateralism
Italy and Portugal will follow a common, coordinated strategy on key policy areas as presidents of the G20 and the EU respectively
We must seize the opportunities created by the EU’s mobilisation of an extraordinary amount of resources as a fiscal stimulus for the recovery