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Italy earthquake is test for Renzi


August 25, 2016

Gianfranco Pasquino Senior Adjunct Professor

Gianfranco Pasquino comments on the Italian government's responsibilities in the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Amatrice: "The Italian government needs more fiscal flexibility to act in the destroyed areas.”


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Elvennék a hatalmat az olasz szenátustól (in Hungarian)


August 18, 2016

Gianfranco Pasquino Senior Adjunct Professor

In an article entitled “Taking Away Some Power from the Italian Senate” Gianfranco Pasquino discusses the forthcoming Italian referendum on constitutional reforms. In his opinion, the reforms are confused and hold no promise to improve the working of the Italian political system. In a plebiscitary vein Renzi has promised to resign if Italian voters reject "his" reforms. Pasquino believes he should not do so. In any case, the President of the Republic has the power to appoint another Prime minister. In the meantime, the consensus for the Five Star Movement is growing. The new electoral law offers them a great opportunity to win the 2018 elections (if not earlier).


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Economie laat Renzi in de steek (in Dutch)


August 18, 2016

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

In an article entitled “The economy leaves Renzi in the lurch “, Professor Erik Jones explains how the recent slowdown in economic growth complicates Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to stabilize the growth of Italy's public debts while at the same time rescuing Italy's banks from non-performing loans. The situation is not critical, but the trend lines are not good.


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Usa, l'ottimismo spuntato di Hillary Clinton [in Italian]


August 3, 2016

David C. Unger Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy

Unger comments that “fear is the stronger weapon” in reference to the US presidential campaign. He believes the media of the elite has led its readers to underestimate Trump. Trump is not an isolationist but rather a nationalist with unilateral and minimalist tendencies.


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Con Erdogan interessi vitali Usa e Ue tollerano regimi più duri (in Italian)


July 19, 2016

Vali Nasr Dean, SAIS

Vali Nasr remarks in an interview that the US and the EU are willing to tolerate Erdogan's harsh measures against opponents, in the spirit of preserving stability.


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Ha segnato la storia, da anni considerato "demodé" (in Italian)


July 17, 2016

Gianfranco Pasquino Senior Adjunct Professor

Taking a cue from the failed military coup in Turkey, Gianfranco Pasquino offers a brief history of the coup d'état, citing a number of literary works such as “Considerations politiques sur le coup d'État” by Gabriel Naudé, and historical figures, such as Napoleon Bonaparte.


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2016 Life Achievement Award


July 15, 2016

Gianfranco Pasquino Senior Adjunct Professor

Gianfranco Pasquino will receive the 2016 Life Achievement Award from the Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society (CONGRIPS) at the forthcoming American Political Science Association annual conference in Philadelphia for "his significant contribution to the study of Italian politics and society".


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This is what the future looks like for terrorized France, USA Today


July 15, 2016

Erik Jones Director of European and Eurasian Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy

In an interview regarding the recent attack in Nice, Erik Jones remarks: "There's been an ongoing debate about the identify of France and what it means to be French…What this kind of terrorist attack does, just like the attack on the Bataclan, is begins to raise concerns about the inability of France to successfully integrate these [immigrant] groups into society.”


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Italy Enjoys a Political Lull, but Storm Clouds Are Gathering


July 14, 2016

Mark Gilbert Professor of History and International Studies; Academic and Faculty Liaison

Mark Gilbert authors latest piece on Italian politics, featured in the World Politics Review: "Italy has indeed been weathering a continuing series of political storms. On at least two occasions, in 1992-1993 and 2011-2012, the country teetered on the brink of a systemic crisis of Greek or Argentine dimensions. In the meantime, the absence of coherent political leadership has ensured the erosion of the country's standing in the world.”


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Brexit, Scozia infelice ostaggio dei tempi lunghi (in Italian)


July 13, 2016

David W. Ellwood Senior Adjunct Professor of European and Eurasian Studies

David Ellwood, in his latest piece on Affarinternazionali entitled “Brexit, Scotland unfortunate hostage to the prolonged timing”, describes the limited space for political maneuver which Brexit has created for Scotland.


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