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La politica estera dell'Italia. Cinquant'anni dell'Istituto Affari Internazionali


In recent years, the overall international situation has deteriorated considerably due to a rise in tensions between states as well as to the emergence of forces operating outside the traditional geopolitical system. Italy’s position has also become more difficult because of the geographical proximity of crises and the weakening of the two main systems in which it is located – the European system, which risks disaggregation, and the Atlantic system, which is feeling the lessening of American leadership. Apart from government actions, domestic policy responses to these new challenges are characterised by ambiguity. This book offers a reflection on Italy’s foreign policy and international position, attentive to its historical development, but also aware of the new realities and propositional with respect to various future scenarios. The analysis stretches across the fields of security, economy and national, European and global institutions, drawing on fifty years of work done by the Istituto Affari Internazionali, founded in 1965 by Altiero Spinelli with the support of the Associazione il Mulino.

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