Are Theresa May’s Brexit Hopes Farfetched?

January 23, 2017

In a sudden move to pin all of the UK’s post-Brexit hopes on America’s mercurial strongman, does Theresa May know what she is getting herself into? In her long-awaited speech on January 17, British Prime Minister Theresa May finally clarified the phrase “Brexit means Brexit.” Despite...

Aiming at Russia, West Shoots Itself in the Foot

December 20, 2016

When it comes to Europe's dealing with Russia, there is a strong temptation to weigh individuals according to their pro- or anti-Moscow credentials. On December 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in Serbia with an invidious task to fulfil: convince Belgrade that Russia wants closer...

Italy’s Investment in Africa is Not a Passing Fancy

September 20, 2016

In the second of a three-part series, Fasil Amdetsion looks at the evolution of Italy’s relationship with its former colonies in the Horn of Africa. Read part 1 here. Italy’s postcolonial relations with the Horn of Africa can be summed up as undulant: occasionally on the rise, propelled...