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


Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Montanino joins CNBC to discuss the relevance of the German economic slowdown and ECB to Italy

Watch full discussion here

In the News by Ole Moehr

Economy & Business European Union

Mon, Aug 26, 2019

Will Italy get a new government or elections?

The collapse of the Italian government comes right before crucial budget negotiations.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

International Norms Italy

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

Thu, Aug 1, 2019

The most outrageous case this summer that no one has heard of

Misinformation, disinformation, and outright fakes played a role in assembling the case, which should be seen as another chapter in Russia's hybrid war against Ukraine.

UkraineAlert by Olga Tokariuk

Disinformation Italy

Wed, Aug 30, 2017

An EU navy is impossible; Fortunately, it’s not necessary.

To rebuild robust naval forces, Europeans should think less like Americans, and more like Russians. As I noted yesterday, Brexit has opened all sorts of talk about the future of British and European military activities. To continue the argument today, let’s tack towards naval matters. In “All the Queen’s Ships” (Proceedings of the US Naval Institute, January […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry European Union

Mon, Dec 5, 2016

Montanino On Italian Referendum

Video by Brandon Desiderio


Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Are Italians giving the establishment the boot?

Italians go to the polls on March 4th to elect a new government. Under a new electoral system, the outcome is uncertain. The Global Business and Economics program looks at some key economic indicators that could influence the election.

EconoGraphics by Alexatrini Tsiknia and Ole Moehr

Economy & Business European Union

Thu, Dec 1, 2016

Upcoming Italian Referendum

Video by Brandon Desiderio


Wed, Jun 7, 2017

What’s the real effect of America First on the arms trade?

Volvo’s sale of Renault Trucks Defense won’t be a test of anything. The report in Defense News this week on how “Three bidders emerge in battle to buy Renault Trucks Defense” contains a prediction of just who won’t win that auction. For some time, Volvo has been aiming to sell RTD, and bids are now in from […]

Defense Industrialist by James Hasik

Defense Industry Economy & Business

Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Refer-Ending Renzi’s Government

On December 4, Italian voters rejected former Prime Minister Renzi’s constitutional reform referendum. The result of the referendum renewed concerns about the economic recovery in Italy, stability of the Euro, broader European economic integration, and rising populism across Europe. In the week following the referendum, global markets have focused their attention on the ailing Italian banking sector.

EconoGraphics by Filippos Letsas

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia