2023 marked 75 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties between Italy and India. In March, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Italy’s PM Giorgia Meloni met in New Delhi. This was followed by various meetings between officials from the two countries, including a visit to Italy by Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The importance of dialogue and collaboration between New Delhi and Rome is underlined by their joint interests, ambitions, attention to developments in Africa and the Global South, and by Italy’s new strategy in the Indo-Pacific, which are the focus of this report
Med-Or’s monthly column “Close-ups” is now online: geopolitics, economics and security in the countries of the Broader Mediterranean
After months of secret contacts, the possibility of a historic understanding began to leak out last June. Recently, the possibility has returned to the spotlight with Netanyahu’s mission to New York. An analysis by Stefano Marroni
The inclusion of the African Union as a permanent member of the G20, composed of the world's top 20 economies, may have momentous value for Africa's evolution. An analysis by Emanuele Rossi
Italian Prime Minister Meloni’s recent visit to the US confirms the importance of the relationship between the two countries, one of the cornerstones of Italian foreign politics, also from a Euro-Mediterranean perspective.
The Vilnius meeting was an opportunity for Italy to stress the importance of the Southern Flank and the link between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Mediterranean and the Indo-Pacific
Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani's recent visit to the UAE confirms how the Rome-Abu Dhabi dialogue is strategic on several key issues for Italy's economic, foreign, and security policy
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in China with his counterpart Qin Gang and President Xi. In a climate of competition between the two countries, these could be the first attempts at dialogue. By Enrico Casini e Federico Deiana
Italy confirms its support to the country, which looks increasingly precarious economically and affected by anti-western actors’s agendas. By Francesco Meriano
The Italian Government plans to commit to international military missions in several areas and identifies the Broader Mediterranean as a hub for East-West global dynamics
The G7 leaders met in Japan from 19 to 21 May. Ukrainian President Zelensky and the leaders of some of the main countries of the Indo-Pacific region were also in attendance.
The trilateral meeting between Italy, Ethiopia and Somalia held during Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visit to Ethiopia highlights Italy’s intention to view this region as strategic for the stability of the Broader Mediterranean. Her visit coincides with the beginning of hostilities in Sudan, which threatens to unleash a new wave of illegal migration towards Italian shores.
US actions in Libya and the Near East focus on promoting the country’s political and economic stabilisation, countering the Wagner Group and supporting allies.
The Mediterranean represents one of the main focus areas towards which Italian foreign policy gravitates. Over the last few years, this region straddling three continents has become increasingly important in geopolitical terms, as the scene of confrontation between all the major global powers.
The visit of Italy’s President of the Republic to Kenya comes at a historic moment when the eyes of the world are on the region. Between symbolic and pragmatic, the visit puts Africa back at the heart of Italian foreign policy.
Recent meetings between Italian and Israeli authorities further strengthen already strong relations. By Anna Maria Cossiga
The Arctic and the Mediterranean seas are much closer than they may seem. Factors such as climate, security and transports link them and may make them even more interdependent in the near future.
Rome and New Delhi revive their strategic partnership: the Defence and Security sectors are at the heart of cooperation, but the scope is broader.
Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s visit to the UAE confirms a new beginning in Italy-UAE relations following five months of incremental engagement between the two governments
While not a new trend, the bolstering of bilateral ties by the UAE with Indo-Pacific actors has recently been gaining new speed, due to the growing strategic relevance of the region. The new France-India-UAE trilateral cooperation initiative is a case in point
A report on the US Secretary of State’s recent visit to the Middle East. By Anna Maria Cossiga
An analysis by Daniele Ruvinetti
Why has Bangladesh, despite a positive economic framework, turned to the IMF for the release of an urgent assistance package? By Guido Bolaffi