Andrea Montanino

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program

Global Business & Economics Program

Anna Pellegatta

Associate Director, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Stefano Stefanini

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative

Transatlantic Security Initiative


Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Italy’s embrace of China’s Belt and Road Initiative comes with risks and opportunity

Instead of criticizing Italy, the EU and the United States should seize this opportunity to reinforce their alliance.

New Atlanticist by Andrea Montanino

China European Union

Sat, Mar 9, 2019

Dear Europe: Renaissance or unraveling?

Across Europe, Macron has been unable to personally integrate other pro-EU forces and sometimes appears aloof from what other Europeans think.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

European Union France

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

What’s driving the spat between France and Italy?

The meeting, and ensuing French reaction, marks a peak in the escalation of rhetoric between French President Emmanuel Macron and the leaders of Italy’s ruling Five Star-League coalition over the past eight months.

New Atlanticist by Benjamin Haddad

European Union France

Fri, Dec 21, 2018

Economic Outlook for 2019

December 2018 is set to become the worst year-end finish for US markets since 1931. A yield curve inversion combined with the fourth annual rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and growing geo-political uncertainty, triggered widespread angst among US investors about an economic slowdown and the increasing probability of a recession. This edition of the EconoGraphic assesses key economic indicators to make a case that while a slowing of the US economy seems certain, a recession in the next two years remains unlikely.

Blogs by Global Business & Economics Program

China Economy & Business

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Rome’s options in budget battle with Brussels

The Italian proposal violates a European Commission stipulation that budget deficits must decline year-on-year. Instead, under this proposal, Rome’s deficit would continue to grow.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Eurozone International Organizations

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Rome and Brussels go head to head in budget battle

The proposal, which creates a deficit that is more than triple the level desired by the EU, has left investors jittery about the trajectory of the Italian economy.

New Atlanticist by Álvaro Morales Salto-Weis

Economy & Business European Union

Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Oosterveld in Market Watch: Investing Markets are on High Alert Over Italy’s Budget and Debt Load

Read the full article here.

In the News by Bart Oosterveld


Fri, Jul 27, 2018

When America First Meets Italy First

US President Donald J. Trump may not find the ally he expects when he meets with the new Italian prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, in Washington on July 30. The two appear to have gotten along at the recent Group of Seven (G7) and NATO summits. At the former, Conte agreed with Trump that Russia should […]

New Atlanticist by Nick Ottens


Thu, Jul 5, 2018

How Europe’s Migration Crisis is Heating Up the Italy-Malta Relationship This Summer

The recent election of Italy’s new populist government led by the anti-immigration Lega political party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement has added extra heat to the Mediterranean’s already sweltering summer. Over the past few weeks, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, the head of the Lega party, followed through on his election promise of preventing […]

New Atlanticist by Matthew Lowell

European Union International Organizations

Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The irony of Italy’s election for energy

The new Italian government’s declaration that it is reviewing the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project threatens to derail a $40 billion set of projects that will bring Caspian gas to Europe and hand Russia a major victory in the process. What is at stake is the final leg of a complex set of projects referred […]

EnergySource by John Roberts

Geopolitics & Energy Security Italy