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

In the News

Oct 2, 2022

Stefanini in the Week: EU implications after the Italian elections

On October 2, TSI NRSF Stefano Stefanini was quoted in the Week discussing the implications for the EU of the Italian elections.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Sep 26, 2022

Which Giorgia Meloni will Washington get?

By Alissa Pavia

The Biden administration should adopt a more cautious approach toward the next Italian prime minister than it has so far. 

Elections Italy

Atlantic Debrief

Sep 23, 2022

#AtlanticDebrief – Will Jean Monnet’s vision for Europe win out? | A Debrief from Nathalie Tocci

Europe Center Senior Fellow Damir Marusic sits down with Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, to discuss the current scene in Europe on the struggle between European integration and Euroscepticism.

Elections Europe & Eurasia

New Atlanticist

Sep 22, 2022

Could Italy become Europe’s newest problem child?

By Ilva Tare, Akshat Dhankher

How a new right-wing coalition could shake up Europe's third-largest economy.

Elections European Union


Aug 29, 2022

North Africa’s transatlantic relations amid change and continuity

By Karim Mezran, Roberto Menotti, Alessia Melcangi, Emadeddin Badi and Alissa Pavia

The purpose of this report is to identify a potential role for Italy and its diplomacy to play in North Africa, in full agreement and collaboration with the United States and the other main European actors.

Italy Libya
A woman pushes a bicycle past residential buildings destroyed in a Russian missile attack on Chaplyne urban-type settlement, Dnipropetrovsk Region, central Ukraine, August 24, 2022. The strike on the residential sector and the railway station carried out by Russian occupiers on Ukraine's 31st Independence Day claimed the lives of 25 people, including an 11-year-old boy and a six-year-old girl, while 31 people got injured. Photo by Dmytro Smolienko/Ukrinform/ABACAPRESS.COMNo Use Russia.

New Atlanticist

Aug 26, 2022

Russian War Report: Russian missile strike targets railway station

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

During Ukraine's Independence Day celebrations, a Russian missile struck a railway station, killing fifteen and wounding another fifty.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Jul 21, 2022

Davidson in The National Interest: Has Draghi’s fall broken Western unity on Ukraine?

By Atlantic Council

On July 21, nonresident senior fellow Jason Davidson wrote in The National Interest about how the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi may have consequences for Western unity on the war in Ukraine. “Draghi’s resignation will likely fundamentally change Italy’s stance on the war and posture toward Russia. Current polling suggests that the Right is likely […]

Defense Policy Elections

New Atlanticist

Jul 21, 2022

Mario Draghi, and Italy’s political stability, are gone. What’s next for Europe?

By Atlantic Council experts

Draghi's resignation sent shockwaves through a European political establishment whose very stability he helped ensure.

Economy & Business European Union