Publication: La Stampa

Britain’s year of decision

30.12.15 Publication:

It will be a decision that shapes Britain, and its place in the world, for decades to come, perhaps for the whole of the 21st century. It will be a decision...

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Britain´s year of decision

30.12.15 Publication:

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The Front National

08.12.15 Publication:

The only thing that is “shocking” about the vote in Sunday’s French regional elections for the far-right Front National is that anyone in politics or the...

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Angela Merkel in danger

20.11.15 Publication:

Frau Merkel is, of course, completely different from Herr Schmidt. He was arrogant and plain-speaking, the opposite of diplomatic, while she is diffident and...

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China and its “two-child” policy

30.10.15 Publication:

It is an act typical of an old Communist regime where officials think that if they send out a decree, things will actually happen: 35 years after China...

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The leader who triumphs with humility

26.09.15 Publication:

What makes for successful leadership, in these troubled times? America has for the past few days been witnessing two very different foreign leaders: one from...

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With Corbyn, the UK moves away from Europe

13.09.15 Publication:

When the Partito Democratico suffered its surprise general election defeat in 2013, the party eventually indicated its desire for change by choosing a...

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David Cameron’s hot autumn

02.09.15 Publication:

How awkward it is to have ministers who speak freely to the media using words you cannot control. That is the eternal truth for prime ministers everywhere, but...

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David Cameron´s hot autumn

02.09.15 Publication:

How awkwardit is to have ministers who speak freely to the media using words you cannot control. That is the eternal truth for prime ministers everywhere,...

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Nuclear Japan, 70 years after Hiroshima

26.07.15 Publication:

Ever since their first contact with Europeans in the 16th century, the Japanese have always seemed hard to understand. The 70th anniversary of one of the worst...

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Europe needs to change too, after Greece

02.07.15 Publication:

Where does Europe go from here, after the Greek referendum on July 5th and its failure to repay the IMF? The answer is that it can go nowhere that is good,...

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The Greek endgame

20.06.15 Publication:

Well, the Greeks have always been famous for their tragedies as well as their theatrical prowess, so we should not be surprised that the long-running play...

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After David Cameron’s surprising victory

09.05.15 Publication:

Until about midnight on May 7th, two things seemed certain about Britain’s general election: first, that the long election campaign had been very boring and...

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After David Cameron´s surprising victory

09.05.15 Publication:

Until about midnight on May 7th,two things seemed certain about Britain’s general election: first, that the long election campaign had been very boring and...

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Britain’s forthcoming election

03.05.15 Publication:

When Britons wake up next Friday morning, May 8th, they will be presented with a strange and confusing political picture when the results of their general...

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Britain´s forthcoming election

03.05.15 Publication:

When Britons wake up next Friday morning,May 8th, they will be presented with a strange and confusing political picture when the results of their general...

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Tragedy in the Mediterranean

21.04.15 Publication:

It may seem heartless to describe the tragedy of the migrants’ ship as symbolic, since the bodies and the deaths are so real. Nevertheless, to this British...

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Controversial British Debates

02.03.15 Publication:

It is often tempting to describe Britain’s political and media elite in an Italian manner as La casta. And some of the success of the populist UK...

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Ukraine and Greece, Two Fronts of Europe

08.02.15 Publication:

Europe is witnessing two important but dangerous negotiations: one, between Russia, Germany and France over Ukraine, the other, between Greece and Germany over...

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Will Britain Stay in the EU?

25.12.14 Publication:

Britain has never been in love with the European Union. A central part of our national mythology derives from the fact that we haven’t been successfully...

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Japan – from Hawk to Pheasant

14.12.14 Publication:

If we know foreign countries at all, we tend to know them by their capital cities, their politics and, yes of course, by their sports stars. So this week in...

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Time to Celebrate Cheaper Oil

01.12.14 Publication:

It is the first really good news the European economy has had since 2008, and it has come from an improbable pair of benefactors--American shale-oil producers...

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Hong Kong-China: Possible Compromise

07.10.14 Publication:

It is an inspiring sight—unless you are a member of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party. Tens of thousands of brave young people, marching...

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Today’s Era Need Not Kill the Middle Class

22.08.14 Publication:

When we are in trouble, we often look for a grand, systemic, ideally epochal explanation, one that defines it as being somehow new and unprecedented, or at...

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