Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi Have One Last Job
The U.S. treasury secretary and the Italian prime minister have spent decades shaping this economy. But can they control what comes next?
Italy’s Dr. Fauci Talks Like Trump—but Is It Working?
Roberto Burioni fuses science with vulgar rhetoric to combat anti-vaxxers.
Has Italy’s Five Star Movement Given Up on Populism?
The anti-establishment bad boys of years past are changing their stripes—maybe.
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Italians Take Aim at the Bureaucratic Bourgeoisie
Largely protected from furloughs and layoffs, public employees in Italy have become the scapegoat for an economic crisis that politicians must address.
Italy’s Politics of Purgatory Won’t End Well
Mario Draghi’s arrival as prime minister will only make his country’s political problems even worse.
Italy Dives Headfirst Into Political Crisis During Pandemic
Conte’s ruling coalition is out—but that may not be the end for the prime minister.
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Italy’s Mediterranean Belt and Road
Taking a page from Beijing, Rome is positioning itself as the center of trade, energy, and transportation in Southern Europe and beyond.
Italy’s Economy Is Under Pressure as Pandemic Continues
The government is walking on a tightrope as the coronavirus crisis grinds on.
The Mediterranean Red Prawn War Signals Italy’s Lost Leverage in Libya
Italian fishermen are being kidnapped off the coast of Libya—and Rome is too caught up in EU migration politics to help.
The Victims Femicide Leaves Behind
Italy is one of the only countries with a law to provide for those orphaned by femicide—and it could serve as a model for the rest of Europe.
America Is About to Enter Its Years of Lead
Trump’s calls for political violence are a familiar far-right strategy.
Turkish Military Maneuvering Pushed Italy and France to Join Forces in the Mediterranean. Now What?
Formerly competitors, Paris and Rome’s Pax Mediterranea may spell Ankara’s final estrangement from Europe.
How Italy Snatched Health From the Jaws of Death
Those who used to scoff at its mismanagement should take note of Rome’s strategy for defeating COVID-19.
As Europe Reckons With Racism, Italy Still Won’t Confront Its Colonial Past
Italian forces used chemical weapons and committed war crimes in Africa—but the country’s sordid history is not taught in schools and is rarely discussed by politicians or intellectuals.