In the NewsOct 19, 2020
Busch featured in the Financial Times on transatlantic trade barriers and competition with China
By Marc L. Busch
Marc Busch answers three blunt questions on the Boeing-Airbus dispute, potential trends toward protectionism post-COVID-19, and opposition to US tariffs on China.
In the NewsOct 11, 2020
Busch in The Hill: Italy’s pasta label is ‘COOL’ protectionism
By Marc L. Busch
Marc Busch writes that "country of origin" labels are among the most ingenious trade protectionist labels ever. Despite doing more harm than good go consumers, they are making a comeback.
Issue BriefSep 30, 2020
Why the US-Italy relationship matters
By Giovanna de Maio
In spite of the overall worsening of transatlantic relations over the past four years, and more inward looking foreign policy choices, Italy and the United States were able to preserve consistently positive relations. As far as trade is concerned, Italy managed to avoid the brunt of US tariffs on European goods, and trade exchange between […]
New AtlanticistSep 10, 2020
From coronavirus to Mediterranean tensions, Italy has stepped up its diplomatic game during dramatic year, foreign minister says
By Francesco Bechis and Valeria Covato
Despite the many difficulties, Di Maio is confident that Rome has seized the moment and provided “new impulse to Italy’s international profile and credibility.”
UkraineAlertJun 2, 2020
Trump’s G7 invite for Putin will encourage more war
By Yuliia Popyk
US President Donald Trump wants to invite Vladimir Putin to the next G7 summit, despite the Russian leader's refusal to end the aggression against Ukraine that led to his initial suspension from G8 in 2014.
New AtlanticistMay 29, 2020
Italian, Spanish diplomats stress EU solidarity in wake of COVID-19 economic response
By Larry Luxner
Top officials from Italy and Spain—the two European Union member states hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic—praised the EU’s May 27 announcement of a €750 billion ($826.5 billion) recovery program to rescue the bloc from its worst economic crisis in its history.
New AtlanticistMay 27, 2020
COVID-19 will not change Italy’s Euro-Atlantic position, defense minister says
By Francesco Bechis
"Many countries have shown solidarity toward Italy in an extraordinary situation. We talk to everyone, but the pillars of our security are NATO and the European Union, and these shall remain," Guerini said.
New AtlanticistMay 18, 2020
Partial Eurobond not the answer to Europe’s coronavirus economic downturn
By Bart Oosterveld
Some have argued that a partial Eurobond instrument, backed for example by France, Italy, and Spain, could be set up as a risk sharing and/or solidarity tool to partially finance the recovery out of the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. This is a truly awful idea as such an instrument would deliver none of the potential benefits of a Eurobond, while simultaneously creating asymmetric risks on capital markets.
New AtlanticistApr 17, 2020
Polls show concerning effect of Chinese coronavirus charm offensive in Italy
By Francesco Bechis
Italy has a geopolitical problem. An April 7 opinion poll showed for the first time that Italians look more to China than to the United States as a potential international partner. The SWG research institute captured an unprecedented situation in the long-term transatlantic friendship as when asked, "Who should Italy look more to develop their international alliances outside of Europe?" 36 percent of Italians indicated China, while only 30 percent chose their historic American ally.