Lorenzo Carrieri

Lorenzo Carrieri is a postgraduate student in economics at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins. His main interests revolve around macroeconomics, political risk assessment and international security. He carried out his previous MA thesis in Lebanon, where he focused on the change in the political economy of war. He was previously a visiting student at USJ, Beirut. His area of expertise integrates both qualitative and quantitative skills. Carrieri currently collaborates with several periodicals and research centers in Italy. He holds a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Turin.

The Dilemmas of China’s Economic Rise

Oct 09, 2018

The question remains whether China will adjust to the status quo of the global economy and abide by the laws — or not. China’s economic growth over the last 30 years has astounded the world. Since 1978, under the tenure of Deng Xiaoping, China has embarked on a process of...

Russia and China Draw Closer Over Rivalry with the US

Sep 25, 2018

As aspiring global powers, both Russia and China are trying to upgrade their roles on the global stage and carve out their respective spheres of influence. On September 11, Russia launched one of the largest military exercises since 1981. Vostok 2018 (East 2018) took place in the Far East of...

The American Dog in the NATO Fight

Jul 18, 2018

Whatever pundits might have said, the recent NATO summit in Brussels has not ushered in a new era for the alliance. Shaken by US President Donald Trump’s statements, ranging from accusing America’s European allies of free-riding their NATO membership to alleging Germany’s dependency on Russian gas, the Brussels summit was...

Italy, the Sick Man of Europe

Apr 11, 2018

Italy’s economy has been underperforming due to a wide array of structural problems within the system. Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone, and its nominal GDP represents the 12th largest in the world. However, Italy’s economy is smaller than it was in 2008 and is still grappling with...

Great-Power Politics: Is China Outpacing the US?

May 02, 2017

With a bloated bureaucracy and ossified organizations, China still falls short of the US in terms of human capital, investment and innovation. Today, many scholars and political scientists contend that America’s economic and military leadership is being worn away. The current assertion is that the apparent decline of the United States...

New Threats and Challenges Await NATO

Sep 19, 2016

What role will NATO play over the course of this century? Founded shortly after World War II, the main role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was to ensure the security of Europe in front of what was considered a tangible threat of a Soviet invasion. In the aftermath...

How Real is the Threat of Terrorism?

May 11, 2016

Terrorists are strategic actors who craft highly rational and carefully designed plans to achieve their goals. The terrorist attacks in March carried out by the Islamic State (IS) in Belgium brought about an enormously emotional response. Mainstream media went into overdrive covering the Brussels attack in a breathless attempt to...

How Different Are Clinton and Sanders?

Mar 14, 2016

The Democratic presidential candidates could not be more diametrically opposed to each other. We have all known Hillary Clinton since her husband Bill ran for president in 1992 against George H.W. Bush. After becoming a public figure, she carved out her own political career that saw her go from first...

Washington’s Diplomatic Touch in Talking to the Enemy

Feb 03, 2016

Building confidence between adversaries is the first step in diplomacy. The Obama administration understands this well. When Jason Rezaian, The Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tehran, was arrested in July 2014 in Iran, the motivations for his imprisonment were unclear. Iranian security forces stormed his Tehran residence and confiscated laptops, mobile devices...