After President XI’s visit to Moscow, we asked our network members for their thoughts on what this means for the war in Ukraine and global politics more broadly. Is China ramping up its support for Russia or acting as a calming influence on a potential future junior partner? Read the piece to see our members’ contributions in full.
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Stefano Stefanini, Italy’s former Ambassador to NATO, argues that the new Five Star-League Italian government will soon be faced with stark foreign policy choices. Although the government will likely remain anchored to NATO and will quickly learn it cannot ‘have it all’, the coalition could cause significant disruption to EU policy through populist stances on migration or Russia sanctions.
Ahead of Theresa May’s speech at the Munich Security Conference, ELN members Wolfgang Ischinger and Stefano Stefanini argue that EU-UK cooperation on security and foreign policy is indispensable to both parties and must continue irrespective of Brexit.
Stefano Stefanini argues that unless NATO provides security to all allies, inclusive of those facing threats from the Mediterranean and Middle East, the alliance risks irrelevance. This must be a major theme of the Warsaw Summit.