Africa and Italy's Relations After the Cold War

Chapter 8 notes that, since the beginning of decolonisation to the end of the Cold War, Italy had not shown much interest in sub-Saharan Africa. Italy’s presence in the region decreased considerably, especially when compared with its presence in other African countries, relegating it to a secondary role in terms of the country’s economic footprint on the continent. Italy’s influence in Africa has been more strongly felt in North Africa than in sub-Saharan Africa. Italian interaction with North Africa has been based on mutual respect in politics, intercultural communication, and mutual economic benefit. But the main game changers in African-Italian relations in the post-Cold War era have been those who took over the Italian leadership from 2013.

Dati bibliografici: 
in Dawn Nagar and Charles Mutasa (eds.), Africa and the World. Bilateral and Multilateral International Diplomacy, Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 169-188
978-3-319-62589-8; 978-3-319-62590-4 (ebk), 10.1007/978-3-319-62590-4_8
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