Updated 24 February 2019 with the news that Salvini is taking funds from Russia. Italy has a surprising weakness for populism à la Trump. It began over twenty-five years ago with Silvio Berlusconi and his Forza Italia party and is

On 31 May, Italian politics took an unexpected, spectacular turn. President Mattarella approved the very government he had vetoed – as was his constitutional right –  four days earlier. Now the two big winners of the March elections, Luigi Di

Italian politics is notoriously complex and unfathomable. One reason is that Italy often ventures in uncharted waters, foreshadowing the future. Today, Italy is the first big democracy in the West where social media gave birth to a leading party, the Five

With the Italian elections, deglobalization has taken another step forward. A week before the elections, I asked you to imagine the worst and the worst happened. Gridlock. A hung parliament. But not quite in the way I thought. The two

Imagine the following result from the March 4 vote in Italy: either the populist Five Star Movement led by young Luigi Di Maio (he’s 31) or the conservative right coalition, led by Berlusconi (he’s 81) and firebrand Salvini, gets an

The world woke in surprise on the morning of Friday June 24. The Brexit referendum proposed by ex-Prime Minister David Cameron resulted in Britain voting to leave the European Union. This will have its own set of implications, both for Britain

Scroll Up
impakter-logo-light

Editor's Pick Newsletter

~ Once a week only ~

You have Successfully Subscribed!