Mauro Gilli

Originally from Turin, Italy, Mauro is a PhD student at the Department of Political Science of Northwestern University, specializing in International Relations and Political Methodology. He holds a Master's degree in International Economics and International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor degree from the University of Turin. His research interests are in the field of security studies and international political economy.

Italy: A Tale of Self-Destruction

Mauro Gilli examines the causes of Italy’s troubled political system and its similarities to the early 1990s. For those old enough to remember, Italy’s current political and economic sickness  is quite reminiscent of 1992. In 1992, Italy faced two separate crises: a political crisis triggered by the uncovering of “Tangentopoli” (Bribesville), a wide and deep system... Continue Reading

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No New Dawn Around the Corner For Italy, Even After Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's career almost came to an end on 14 December 2010. A no-confidence vote promoted by the opposition and by some former members of Berlusconi's own party could have forced him into early retirement. Contrary to what many expected, however, his conservative government managed to secure the support of the majority of the Parliament. While... Continue Reading

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