Italians are attentive to what is happening in the outside world, but concerned about the consequences of global problems on national interests and about the low weight of Italy in the world. They are aware of the constraints in Europe, but uncertain and skeptical about the future of Europe. Italians are pacifists and, in principle, multilateralist, but disinclined to accept onerous international commitments. The relationship between Italians and international relations is complex and not without difficulties and contradictions. This is what emerges, in summary, in the survey conducted by the Laboratory on Social and Political Analysis (LAPS) on behalf of the Istituto affari internazionali (IAI).
Inquiry conducted by LAPS (Laboratory on Social and Political Analysis, University of Siena) for the Istituto affari internazionali (IAI). Report produced within the framework of the project "Opinion survey on Italian foreign policy " and presented at the conference on "Europa, alleanze, interesse nazionale: l'opinione degli italiani sulla politica estera", Rome, 17 December 2013.
1. Italians and Foreign Policy: Global and Domestic Issues
2. Italians and Europe: The Eurosceptic Wind Blows over Italy?
2.1 Identity, Integration and Political Unification
2.2 The Euro, Brussels and the Economic Crisis
3. Italians and Germany: The "Merkel effect" as a Threat or Opportunity for Europe?
4. Italians and the USA: Italy's Security between Atlanticism and Europeanism
5. Italians, the Middle East, and the Use of Force