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A view shows a private beach as a cargo and a container ship sail across the horizon at Venice Lido, Italy, on Sept. 7, 2020.

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.

A municipal police officer wearing a face mask controls pedestrian traffic on Via dei Condotti in downtown Rome on Nov. 14. The Italian government imposed tighter restrictions on another five regions on Nov. 10.

Italy’s Economy Is Under Pressure as Pandemic Continues

The government is walking on a tightrope as the coronavirus crisis grinds on.

A fisherman mends his nets on a fishing boat in Trapani harbor in Sicily on Sept. 7, 2017.

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 Wall of Dolls, a memorial to the victims of femicide in Italy

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.

Members of the Proud Boys and other similar groups gathered for a rally at Delta Park in Portland, Oregon, on Sept. 26.

America Is About to Enter Its Years of Lead

Trump’s calls for political violence are a familiar far-right strategy.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron speak after the closing press conference of the seventh Med7 Mediterranean countries summit in Corsica on Sept. 10.

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.

A man walks past a large billboard showing a woman wearing Italy’s national flag as a face mask and the headline “All together, without fear,” in Naples, Italy, on March 22.

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.

Protestor holds a Black Lives Matter sign in Italy

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.

A Carabiniere policeman helps with deliveries of face masks in Palagano, Italy on April 9, during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Cops Could Learn a Lesson From Italy’s Carabinieri

Unlike many U.S. police departments, the elite armed Italian force is highly effective and widely respected.

A man wearing a face mask walks his dog across a deserted St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, on May 13.

Without Tourism, Italy’s Economy Faces Disaster

Foreign visitors have helped prop up the faltering Italian economy. If they don’t come back, the country is in trouble.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron

Are the Germans Edging Closer to True Fiscal Union?

In a striking reversal, Merkel joins with France in recommending a euro fund that could be a timid first step toward greater integration.

Franco D’Agostino, 54, returns home to his wife, Gabriella, and his three daughters in Penne, Italy, on April 27 after 42 days in the hospital. He spent 19 days in the intensive care unit for respiratory failure due to COVID-19.

Italy’s Next Phase: Returning Home

As the lockdown begins to ease up, coronavirus patients in ICUs across the country are just waking up—and beginning a long road to recovery.

An attending physician listens to the breathing of a patient who is recovering from COVID-19 at HMC Westeinde Hospital in The Hague, Netherlands, on April 4.

Coronavirus Disproportionately Affects Health Workers. Here Are the Countries Most at Risk.

COVID-19 has strained medical systems worldwide, but some countries already lacked capacity long before the pandemic struck.

A man looks at a solidarity basket displayed with a note reading "Who can, put, who cannot, take" in one of the deserted streets in the historic center of Naples on April 3.

Mafia, Poverty, and the Pandemic

In southern Italy, an already shaky economy is left struggling by the coronavirus—leaving a vacuum for organized crime.

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