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On the Brink: Coronavirus seen from Italy

March 16, 2020

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(Travelers are screened at the airport in Bologna) – by Andrew Spannaus – Three weeks have passed since the first restrictions were announced in Northern Italy to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus; three weeks in which things have gotten much worse, quickly, making Italy the second hardest-hit country in the world at this […]

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Super Tuesday: La rivincita dell’establishment

March 9, 2020

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Video – L’analisi di Andrew Spannaus a Rai News 24 dopo le votazioni democratiche del Super Tuesday. Guarda il video sul sito di RaiNews  

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Economic Nationalism and the War of 1812

January 29, 2020

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In this time of renewed debate on protectionism, tariffs, and free trade, we publish an essay by Andrew Spannaus on the economic nationalism that helped drive the construction of the United States of America in the 1800s. Economic Nationalism and the War of 1812 by Andrew Spannaus* Essay originally published in War Hawks. Gli Stati […]

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Book Presentation: Sept. 10 – Guarini Institute, Rome

September 9, 2019

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“I PECCATI ORIGINALI DELLA UE”, ALLA JCU PRESENTAZIONE DEL LIBRO DI SPANNAUS Martedì 10 settembre, ore 19, a Roma, in via della Lungara 233, Trastevere “Original Sins: Globalization, Populism and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union”: s’intitola così il nuovo libro di Andrew Spannaus – giornalista e analista politico di origine statunitense, stabilitosi a […]

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Is there a Euro-Atlantic populist wave?

May 5, 2019

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adapted from “Original Sins. Globalization, Populism, and the Six Contradictions Facing the European Union” – (May 2019, Mimesis International) – by Andrew Spannaus – In 2016, the world began to change, with the Brexit referendum and the election of Donald Trump. In both cases, there was a revolt of the voters, an insurrection of ‘regular […]

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Italy Looks to China

April 25, 2019

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Italy caused a political firestorm in mid-March when it announced that it would be joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative by signing a memorandum of understanding during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome from March 21 to 23. As the first G-7 country to accept a formal agreement to participate in the initiative, also […]

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Midterms, il riscatto dei dem Usa non può passare solo dalle urne

November 8, 2018

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Articolo su Formiche di Andrew Spannaus – La campagna per le elezioni di medio termine negli Stati Uniti ha sottolineato il divario politico tra democratici e repubblicani, com’è inevitabile quando c’è da chiedere il voto agli elettori. In questo caso però riflette un problema più profondo, una spaccatura che va oltre i temi più in […]

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Ignorance and Prejudice in Laura Ingraham’s Tiff With LeBron James

February 22, 2018

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Laura Ingraham’s complaints over LeBron James’ political commentary – focusing on the grammar of his statements rather than their substance – reflects a general elitism in the pundit class, Andrew Spannaus observes. — Is LeBron James ignorant? Laura Ingraham seems to think so. In response to a video of the NBA superstar offering harsh criticism […]

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La dottrina nucleare di Trump

February 6, 2018

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(free) – di Andrew Spannaus – La pubblicazione del Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) da parte del Governo Usa sottolinea le contraddizioni della politica strategica all’interno delle istituzioni americane. Con l’arrivo di Donald Trump alla Casa Bianca l’atteggiamento verso la Russia è cambiato, ma solo parzialmente; permane nel mondo militare (e non solo) una forte schiera di funzionari che continua a vedere il vecchio avversario […]

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Europe-Ukraine Forum – 13-14 March 2018

February 6, 2018

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13–14 March 2018 Exhibition Hall – G2A Arena Jasionka, Rzeszów, Poland Association and What’s Next? – the focus of this years 11th Europe – Ukraine Forum will be on economic modernization and reforms. In 2017, the Association Agreement was ratified. Regardless of the crisis – the war and Russian occupation of Crimea and some part […]

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