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SHARE Sunday, November 27, 2016 Italy and the Myth of "Political Stability"
The Italian Government is staking its future on a referendum on very controversial constitutional amendments. Success would enhance the risk of an authoritarian drift, in the name of "stability"
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 5, 2016 "Stability and electoral systems
Does the confusion currently seen in the US electoral process - and echoed in other major Democracies - imply a crisis in the system?
SHARE Friday, October 12, 2012 Is the "European Dream" still a reality?
Half a century ago the "European Dream" seemed to be a reality. After a millennium of rivalry and wars, a handful of European countries appeared to have set aside their nationalist impulses, and to be well on the way to the creation of a "Unified Europe". Is Europe coming apart, and if so, can this tendency be reversed?
SHARE Tuesday, October 2, 2012 As The Romans Do?
A recent scandal in the Roman regional Government, has again brought to light the fragility of the Italian political situation, in the face of an apparent stability,
SHARE Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Is Afghanistan Doomed As A "Failed State"?
Much is being written about the military situation in Afghanistan, but is sufficient thought being given to the country's destiny after the departure of the NATO forces?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Is Rome still "The Eternal City"?
There is a unique quality in Rome, which often escapes the notice of visitors: it is a city that lives its history like few others
SHARE Friday, August 31, 2012 Somalia's Transition. A never-ending story
Since the Kenya peace conference on Somalia (2001-2004) to which I actively participated as head of the Italian Delegation, Somalia's transition to "normality" has stagnated. This article tries to analyze the reasons for this and possible outlooks