9 Jun 2022

Germany: toward green terrorism?

By |2022-06-09T11:36:49+01:009 June 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

German environmental movements have moved easily from words to deeds, initiating a series of mobilizations, bordering on violence, that are little talked about in the rest of Europe.

4 May 2022

How Germany will spend its new military budget

By |2022-05-04T20:54:41+01:004 May 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Guerra e Difesa|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

We know the budget but what will be the German military's shopping list? Nothing is certain yet, but something has already leaked out. The German armed forces seem to be in need of a real re-foundation

31 Mar 2022

Germany rearms itself and prepares to (re-)reckon with its past

By |2022-03-31T10:51:11+01:0031 March 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Scholz's announcement to allocate 2% of German GDP to Defense represents a political earthquake in Germany. Forced now to question many certainties that had themselves become constitutive of Germany's post-Cold War political identity.

18 Feb 2022

Ukraine: winners and losers (for now...)

By |2022-02-18T11:02:31+01:0018 February 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The crisis in Ukraine is far from over; rather, we can say that it is heading towards the conclusion of a round. Let us therefore try to draw some lessons from this red-hot round. In a nutshell, the question is only one: who won and who lost?

14 Feb 2022

Germany in chaos - and now the vaccine passport is wavering

By |2022-02-14T11:59:25+01:0014 February 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Scholz government is creaking, and creaking on restrictions. FDP group leader in the Bundestag Christian Dürr has made it known that his party has no intention of voting for the extension of anticovid measures.

1 Feb 2022

Germany, the weak link in the rigorist front, is where the Green Pass nightmare could end.

By |2022-02-01T12:56:16+01:001 February 2022|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

For a convergence of historical and political reasons, Germany is the weakest link in the neo-authoritarian European triad that it makes up with France and Italy. Between polls, inflation and international tensions, it does not seem that the government will be able to insist on a hard line for long.

27 Dec 2021

Laschet out, Merz in: the CDU closes with Merkelism

By |2021-12-27T09:50:04+01:0027 December 2021|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The parable of Armin Laschet at the head of the CDU was short-lived. Now it is the turn of Friedrich Merz, who defines himself as an Atlanticist and liberal-conservative, a historical opponent of Angela Merkel.

1 Dec 2021

Germania: l’allarmismo sul covid è esagerato. Quello sulla coalizione “semaforo” meno

By |2021-12-01T12:06:00+01:001 December 2021|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Politica estera|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nemmeno il tempo di insediarsi (la cerimonia ufficiale avverrà solo il 6 Dicembre prossimo) e già il Cancelliere designato Olaf Scholz ha davanti a sé la prima matassa da dipanare. Manco a dirlo, la prima sfida del nuovo governo si chiama Covid-19.

23 Nov 2021

Quel pasticciaccio brutto della vendita di Oto Melara

By |2021-11-23T16:11:23+01:0023 November 2021|Categories: Commenti e opinioni, Guerra e Difesa|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Difficile negare l’opportunità di accordi a livello europeo nel settore della Difesa, ma per l’appunto accordi, non vendite che finiscono per danneggiare i soggetti nazionali in grado di competere nel mondo cedendo nel contempo un patrimonio di esperienze difficilmente replicabili.

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