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LGBT Rights in Russia Is a Straight Issue

(4) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 1:16 PM

Last week was full of twists and turns in U.S.-Russia politics. Obviously the Russian President was not sincerely concerned about the suffering Syrian people or Assad's chemical weapons stockpile. His concern was President Putin. He seized the opportunity to get back on center stage in world politics.

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Italy's Economy Is Much Stronger Than It Seems

(2) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 9:09 AM

On the markets Italy is sometimes labelled a weak economy. Its apparent political instability, its low growth in recent years, its large public debt and the high spread paid on state bonds compared to stronger Eurozone economies -- just to mention some of the most commonly mentioned issues -- may...

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Margaret Thatcher's Soft Power?!

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 12:47 PM

Today's global instability leaves policymakers grasping for historical insight, which is why the passing of Margaret Thatcher yesterday leaves a generation hoping for her successors. Many will have written on Thatcher's legacy and contribution to the development of conservative ideas and the creation of a conservative transatlantic relationship, but equally...

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Italy and the U.S.: Time to Build a New Perspective

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 2:43 PM

Historically, the U.S. and Italy share close ties and a bond reinforced by the presence of a significant Italian-American community in the U.S. After WWII, Italy has been a faithful ally of the U.S. Today, Italy may be more than a historical friend for the U.S.: In the current scenario...

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Will Italian Politics Be a Threat for International Financial Stability?

(4) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 1:56 PM

The rise of Mr. Grillo and the Five Star movement is part of a trend across the developed world, as electorates become disenchanted with established parties and vote for a protest party. From Occupy Wall Street to the Tea Party to the EU's Pirate Party, an increasing number of transatlantic...

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L'eredità di Papa Benedetto e i prossimi passi per la Chiesa

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 12:23 PM

La notizia che ha scioccato il mondo lunedì, 11 febbraio, è senza precedenti nella storia della Chiesa Cattolica. L'ultima volta che un papa ha abdicato è stato nel 1294, ma Celestino V fu costretto da dissidi interni alla Chiesa. Da allora, anti-papi si sono dimessi durante il Grande...

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Pope Benedict's Legacy and the Next Steps for the Church

(1) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 1:50 PM

The news that stunned the world Monday is a first in the history of the Catholic Church. The last time a pope resigned was in 1294, but Celestine V was forced into that choice by internal strife within the Church. Since then, anti-popes have resigned during the Great Schism, but...

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