When The CIA Interferes In Foreign Elections

The CIA’s first-ever covert action program was an operation to manipulate Italy’s 1948 election. American intelligence officers spread incendiary propaganda, bankrolled their preferred candidate, and orchestrated grassroots initiatives—all to advantage Italy’s centrist forces over their leftist competitors. Read Here – Foreign Affairs

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Will Coronavirus Kill The European Union?

It took COVID-19 several weeks to mass migrate from China to Europe, but the continent is now awash in the virus. The pandemic has fully arrived in Italy and Spain. Other nations await the disease, hoping to slow its spread. It will kill many Europeans. It also might kill the European Union, at least the […]

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Italy Orders Total Lockdown Over Coronavirus

The Italian government has taken the unprecedented measure of limiting movement for 60 million people in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus. In a press conference, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a nationwide lockdown, under which people will only be allowed to leave their homes for work or health reasons. Schools and universities […]

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How To Resolve Europe’s Political Crisis Over Migration

Since the European Union’s migration crisis peaked in 2015, the number of illegal migrants arriving in the EU has fallen by 95%. Migration challenges remain, and reform of the EU’s methods for managing immigration is desperately needed, as the recent scandalous treatment of the Aquarius rescue vessel, which Italy and Malta turned away, made all too […]

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Violence And The Rising Number Of Refugees

According to theannual Global Peace Index report, released on Wednesday, there are more than 50 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) around the globe right now. Put another way, that’s one in every 133 people worldwide and 0.75 percent of the world population. Put yet another way, that’s roughly the equivalent of the entire […]

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Asian Multinationals — The Italian Job

When it comes to Asian companies investing abroad, Italy has traditionally been a rather neglected destination. Asian companies remained spooked by the weakness of the Italian investment climate after decades of red tape and political interference. As a result there are no large Japanese or South Korean plants in car-making and consumer electronics. These companies […]

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