There’s No End in Sight for Matteo Salvini’s War on Migrants
Italy’s interior minister has already passed draconian laws to stop humanitarian rescue ships. If he manages to become prime minister, it will only get worse.
We’re All Living in Berlusconi’s World Now
The Italian leader played buffoon, victim, and messiah. Others have followed suit.
Can Giorgia Meloni Become Italy’s Marine Le Pen?
Italy’s next far-right superstar wants to keep migrants out while welcoming members of the Mussolini family into her party. If Italy holds early elections, she may become a key member of the next government.
Is Italy Immune From Terrorism?
In recent years, the country has managed to avoid jihadi violence. But not everyone will want to copy its methods.
Papa, Don’t Preach
Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, is publicly attacking the pope in a battle for the country’s soul.
‘The Dominant Voter’ in European Elections Is the ‘Confused Voter’
European elections this month are not simply a faceoff between anti-EU and pro-EU forces, says Mark Leonard of the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe
Turkey is seeking influence and votes throughout the EU and spreading ideas that imperil efforts to integrate the Turkish diaspora.
Khalifa Haftar’s Miscalculated Attack on Tripoli Will Cost Him Dearly
The Libyan general was poised to rise to power. Now his unnecessary assault on the capital is alienating key international backers and potential local allies.
Italy Should Learn a Thing or Two From Pakistan
Rome just signed on to become part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. It should learn from Islamabad’s experience.
According to Italy’s Leaders, Rap Music Is Un-Italian
When a rapper named Alessandro Mahmoud won the country’s most prestigious music contest, xenophobic leaders quickly took advantage of his victory to open a new front in the culture war.