The Italian conundrum and the way forward

Habemus Governum. It took months to reach an agreement between the competing “anti-system” parties that have emerged from the last Italian general elections, the M5S and the Lega, and to get the approval stamp of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, on the proposed Cabinet members, which was effectively achieved after a reshuffle of the … Continue reading

China in Africa : the France 24 Debate.

    Why the backlash against Beijing? François Picard’s panel pays close attention to the terms and conditions attached to the $20bn in loans pledged by China’s new president to Africa, and to the true pros and cons of a China-Africa relationship that continues to grow. Solange GUO CHATELARD. Associate at the Max Planck Institute … Continue reading