Vittorio Emanuele Parsi

Vittorio Emanuele Parsi is an international relations professor and the director of the Advanced School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) at the Catholic University of Milan. He is also Chair of the Italian Standing Group of International Relations. He is interested in the relationship between politics and economics, and in the transformations of the international political system. In addition to his latest book, “Vulnerable: How the Pandemic Will Change the World,” he is currently a columnist for Rome’s Il Messaggero. He has also held numerous seminars at universities worldwide including Georgetown University, University of Oxford and Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Parsi is commander for the reserve of the Italian navy and has joined several peacekeeping missions in the Middle East and search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean.

Is China the New Champion of Globalization?

On January 25, addressing a virtual World Economic Forum, China’s President Xi Jinping not only strongly advocated for a multilateral approach to the COVID-19 pandemic but insisted on the virtues and systemic benefits of free trade and globalization. Jeopardizing those elements may introduce conflict into the international system, Xi warned, clearly referring to, although not mentioning, the... Continue Reading

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What the US Election Means for the Liberal World Order

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama published his controversial best-seller, “The End of History and the Last Man,” arguing that liberal democracy is the final form of government for all nations. Almost three decades later, G. John Ikenberry, one of the most influential theorists of liberal internationalism today, in “A World Safe for Democracy” suggests that the liberal world order, if reformed... Continue Reading

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Three Scenarios for a Post-Coronavirus World

As the COVID-19 crisis is gradually slowing down, the world is bracing itself for a very likely second wave of the pandemic. While the shortcomings of the global response and the preparedness of individual countries will be open for debate and analysis for a long time to come, attempting to forecast what architecture the international system will assume after the immediate health crisis is over... Continue Reading

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