Xi Jinping’s signature project got a boost when Italy became the first major European country to join. What was behind Italy’s decision and what might it mean for the United States and other EU countries?
With ongoing euro uncertainty in Italy, financial turmoil in Argentina and Turkey, and potential fiscal risks to demand in Asia, does the Trump administration's focus on trade deals miss the larger macroeconomic picture?
The twists and turns on the route to a U.S.-North Korea summit continue, ongoing political turmoil in Italy rocks the Eurozone, and President Trump imposes steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, Mexico, and Canada.
The defeat of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s constitutional reforms is another sign that voter anger over poor economic performance is driving anti-establishment politics across Europe, says CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby.
Italy’s vote on constitutional reforms, which may determine whether the country can escape its economic doldrums and rescue its ailing banking system, could have consequences for all of Europe, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.