Author profile: Luca Ratti

Italian foreign policy in the Second Republic: new wine in old bottles?

Luca Ratti • Oct 15 2009 • Articles
Revelations about the alleged payment by Italian troops of protection money to local Afghan commanders to stop attacks on their forces have reignited a recurrent debate among scholars of international affairs: does Italy have a coherent foreign policy, or even a foreign policy at all? In the long term, Berlusconi or not, Italy is poised to remain where it firmly belongs: in the Atlantic and European camps.

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