In the News

Mar 10, 2023

Alden in The National Interest and Formiche discussing Prime Minister Meloni’s soaring popularity

On March 8, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden penned articles for The National Interest and Italian publication Formiche on the rising global popularity of Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. Alden cites how her popularity dwarfs that of other G7 leaders, and explores how she remains so popular amongst her constituents.

Europe & Eurasia Italian

In the News

Mar 10, 2023

Alden in The Wall Street Journal discussing Italian Prime Minister Meloni

On September 24, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden’s comments on then-candidate Giorgia Meloni were featured in The Wall Street Journal. Alden asserts that, unlike most European politicians and leaders, Meloni is unique in her unwavering support for the Atlantic alliance.

Democratic Transitions Europe & Eurasia


Feb 23, 2023

Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo on Italy’s role in unifying Europe and ‘selective decoupling’ from China

Profumo joins the Atlantic Council to share his perspective on the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine for Europe, Italy, and the continent’s defense sector, how Leonardo has responded to the ongoing invasion, and its most recent expansion within the space sector.

China Defense Industry

In the News

Feb 16, 2023

Gadzala Tirziu in The New York Sun on Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s role as “Europe’s gatekeeper”

On February 9, Scowcroft Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu published a piece in The New York Sun on the role of Italy's new Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, in securing Western European borders. To curb the entry of migrants, the Meloni administration has recently taken measures to complicate migrant-aid services, such as the work of charity ships that ferry migrants across the Mediterranean.

Italy Migration

In the News

Feb 14, 2023

Alden interviewed by Il Messaggero on Italy’s status as a key US ally

By Atlantic Council

On January 28, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden spoke with Italian newspaper Il Messaggero on the United States’ view on the Meloni government in Libya and the Mediterranean and on its move away from Russian energy sources.

Civil Society Italian

In the News

Feb 14, 2023

Alden in Adnkronos discussing Italian Prime Minister Draghi’s resignation

On July 21, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative nonresident senior fellow Alexander Alden commented in Adnkronos on the resignation of Italian prime minister Mario Draghi, noting that Draghi had reinforced Western Europe’s commitment to resisting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Democratic Transitions Europe & Eurasia


Feb 10, 2023

If well managed, Italy and Algeria could build a strong and viable geo-economic bridge between both shores of the Med

By Abdelkader Abderrahmane

Surfing on special ties and the war in Ukraine, Italy and Algeria have undoubtedly spotted an opportunity to further strengthen their economic and geopolitical relationship. 

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia
Radar imagery, captured between January 25 and January 30, 2023, shows air defense system interference patterns. Source: DFRLab via Sentinel-1 on 5Ghz Interference Locator via Google Earth Engine)

New Atlanticist

Feb 3, 2023

Russian War Report: Satellite imagery indicates a build-up of air defense missile systems in southern Russia

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Satellite imagery suggests the build-up of air defense missile systems in southern Russia while Ukraine warns of a potential spring Russian offensive.

Conflict Coronavirus

New Atlanticist

Nov 10, 2022

Can Meloni hold together Italy’s fractious governing coalition while staying tough on Russia?

By Nick O’Connell

Italian domestic politics risk spilling across borders and testing EU and NATO unity in the face of Russian aggressions.

Democratic Transitions Elections


Oct 17, 2022

Italy recently elected a far-right leader. Here’s how the Arab world reacted to the news.

By Karim Mezran, Nour Dabboussi

Giorgia Meloni’s government should carefully consider how it handles its nationalistic discourse to avoid any Islamophobic controversies that could ultimately spark a blowback of condemnations from its allies in the Arab world.

Europe & Eurasia Italy