The leaders meeting in Germany’s Bavaria state are searching for ways to support Ukraine in defending itself against Russia.
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An Italian Super-Presidency? Mario, Don’t Do It!
The urge to keep Mario Draghi in authority is a mounting concern given the historical precariousness of Italy’s governments.
China Attempts to Block Cultural Events in Germany, Italy
Chinese diplomats’ attempts to cancel cultural events they deem critical of Beijing recently succeeded in Germany, failing in Italy.
Pope inadvertently quotes Putin to chide West’s Afghan war
Pope Francis recently criticized America’s involvement in Afghanistan citing Russia’s Putin while thinking he was quoting Angela Merkel.
Italy Is Lowering Voting Age From 25 To 18
Italy’s Senate voted on Thursday to reduce the age at which citizens are allowed to vote for senators in the country from 25 to 18.
Fascism and its Contemporary Meaning
The alarm has been sounded about the return of fascism. Understanding fascism is important to determine if these concerns are justified.
Vatican Breaks Silence, Explains Pope’s Civil Union Comments
In recent comments Pope Francis said homosexuals have the right to be in civil unions. The Vatican has now broken silence and explained the Pope’s comments.
Moderates must avoid ‘Flight 93 Temptation’ to borrow from the populists’ illiberal playbook
The two most venerable English-speaking democracies appear to be following in the footsteps of countries they once sought to inspire.
Italy’s New Government Should Undo Its Worst Migration Policies
Italy’s new coalition government, fragile as it may be, presents a chance for the country to move away from migration policies that put lives at risk.
“Eritrean Irony”: Youth Prefer Death at Sea to Freedoms Curtailed at Home
The “eritrean irony” is that after a costly freedom war, it instead sank into tyranny and its youth now prefer death at sea than freedoms curtailed at home.