Berlusconi Rises From the Ashes
The former Italian prime minister has been reinvented as an unlikely moderating force.
Mario Draghi Doesn’t Have ‘Whatever It Takes’ Anymore
Whether as Italy’s prime minister or its president, he may not have the solution to Italy’s problems.
The Ones and Tooze Podcast: How Inflation Works
Why prices are rising more quickly than at any time since 1982.
For Europe’s Far-Right, Vaccine Skepticism Is a Trap
Playing to the anti-vaccine base hasn’t led to electoral gains—yet.
Italy’s Anti-Vaccination Movement Is Militant and Dangerous
An online campaign led to the storming of Italy’s parliament.
Mussolini’s Heirs Equate World War II Killings of Italians With the Holocaust
By comparing the foibe killings with Nazi genocide, the Italian right is whitewashing the country’s past.
Mario Draghi Has Unblocked Italy’s Courts but Italian Democracy Is Still Logjammed
It took a technocrat to end years of bickering over badly needed judicial reforms, but it won’t help restore Italian faith in government.
Europe Is Fighting Over Its Fiscal Future
France and Italy want to fend off the frugals and make COVID-19-era budget flexibility a feature, not a bug.
Italy’s Largest Left-Wing Party Is Waging War on the Poor
The Democratic Party cares more about fighting populists than ending inequality. Its new brand of Reaganomics will lead to yet another electoral defeat.
Italy’s Far-Right Is on the Rise
Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy is displacing Matteo Salvini’s League and making a play for power in Italy.
Italy Has Learned a Tough Lesson on China
Old Western alliances are back on the table after a 2019 deal failed.
Italy’s Economic Recovery Plan Needs to Think Local
Already a circular economy leader in technology, Italy must involve communities if its “green recovery” is to succeed.
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.