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Month: November 2016

The Italian Left on the eve of the constitutional referendum

The Italian way is not so different to other political trends that we have seen across Europe. Strongly personalised electoral campaigns have brought to power leaders that have developed a direct relationship with citizens. Such “personal leaders” [1] gain growing autonomy from their parties, and very often stay in power in spite of the opposition …

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The 2016 US Election: looking back and the way forward

This one hurts. A lot. As regular readers of this newsletter know, I was confident of a victory by Hillary Clinton. As was the rest of the United States. And the world. Even Donald Trump himself didn’t think he could or would win—as evidenced by the complete lack of preparation for the transition evident in …

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The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters

The Iran Deal is in Jeopardy, and Other Disasters America is still in shock—both opponents and supporters—over Donald Trump’s surprise victory on November 8th. We must now, however, attempt to assess what a Trump administration foreign policy would look like. That task is made more difficult by his complete lack of any policy depth and …

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