Italy between the Draghi and Meloni Governments
This document provides an English summary of the 2022 edition of IAI’s annual report on Italian foreign policy entitled: “L’Italia dal governo Draghi al governo Meloni”, developed within the framework of the strategic partnership with the Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo. The 2022 edition of the Report, featuring the contributions of a group of IAI researchers coordinated by the Italian Foreign Policy programme of the Institute, examines the main challenges that emerged during the year – the war against Ukraine and the energy crisis – and their implications for the traditional pillars of Italy’s foreign policy – the European, Mediterranean and transatlantic dimensions. Specific attention is paid to the Italian contribution to the European and Atlantic security system, Italy’s strategy towards Sub-Saharan Africa, the renewed attention to the issue of migration, Italy’s relations with China and the Italian role in multilateral organisations and development cooperation. Underlying themes are the elements of continuity and rupture in the foreign policy of the governments led by Mario Draghi and Giorgia Meloni, as well as the possible scenarios and choices facing the Italian government in 2023.
Italy and the war against Ukraine
Italy and the energy crisis
Relations with Europe
Relations with the US
Defence and the Italian role in NATO
The enlarged Mediterranean
A Mattei Plan for Africa?
Relations with China
Italy in multilateral organisations