A narrow escape
Eastwest 100 – A narrow escape
A NARROW ESCAPE – Emmanuel Macron won the referendum on Europe. The French electorate was not in favour of a sovereignist leader heading the only nuclear power in Europe.
INTERVIEW with Bill Emmott: In Ukraine we have three wars in one. “The Russian value system is still imperialist, values that Europe and the United Kingdom have abandoned since 1945 by dismantling their empires. Vladimir Putin is trying to rebuild his.
DOSSIER – NATO, the treaty is outdated. The Atlantic Treaty was signed in 1949 and initially involved 10 countries plus the United States and Canada and was forthrightly opposed to the Soviet Union. Since the dissolution of the USSR, in 1989, NATO has been afflicted by a long and unresolved identity crisis.
CHINA/RUSSIA – An ambiguous and asymmetrical friendship. Putin’s military adventurism is an embarrassment for Beijing, which looks to the former USSR as an example not to be followed. However, flaunting the supposed solidity of the alliance is functional to Chinese objectives in the Pacific.
ITALY – The third recession. The cost of living crisis, inflation and possible containment measures: a difficult national and European challenge. From price-caps to European bonds, what tools can we use to confront the world economy’s major slowdown.