Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon has vowed to help start a far-right revolution in Europe. Who will oppose him? There is something that ties together nationalist leaders the world over: from US President Donald Trump to the new Italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, fr […]
After months of political deadlock following an inconclusive election, Italy is on the verge of a major political crisis with global implications. Earlier this month, the far-right League party and the Five Star Movement – which practices a new breed of “centrist populism& […]
The leaders of Italy’s two main populist parties appeared to be throwing down a gauntlet at Europe last week, forming an anti-establishment government that they imagined would act on their staunchly anti-Brussels agenda. But on Sunday, Italian President Sergio Mattarella picked […]
As Giuseppe Conte is asked to form Italy’s next government, I walk out of a screening of Loro, the controversial portrayal of Silvio Berlusconi by Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino. With images of drug-fuelled sex parties still in my mind, the uproar that accompanies the announc […]
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Two anti-elite parties have divided Italy between them. What now? An analysis after the national Italian elections. With the League dominating the north and Five Star Movement the south, the political landscape is in a state of flux.