Category Archives: Roberto Orsi

Jun 15 2015

The Politics of the Humanitarian Crisis in Europe

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By Roberto Orsi One of the greatest moral achievements of the ancient world has been the enshrinement of a solidarity principle for the fellow human in distress, which finds perhaps its highest formulation in the evangelical parable of the “good … Continue reading

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Apr 3 2015

The Ukrainian Crisis: A Year On

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By Roberto Orsi More than a year has gone by since the overthrowal of Viktor Yanukovich, the starting point of a severe international crisis between Moscow and the West, successively escalated by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and the outbreak of … Continue reading

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Jan 20 2015

Europe’s Future and Jihad

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By Roberto Orsi Recent events in Paris have been commented upon by political leaders and public intellectuals alike with the recurring argument that France will emerge stronger from this incident. Countless other commentators have repeated that the ideas of an … Continue reading

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Oct 1 2014

Why Italy Will Not Make It

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By Roberto Orsi Three articles by prestigious commentators (Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Roger Bootle for The Telegraph, Wolfgang Münchau for Financial Times) have recently appeared in the financial press about the economic situation of Italy and the (in)stability of its national … Continue reading

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Sep 9 2014

A Few Reflections on the Demonisation of Putin

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By Roberto Orsi Henry Kissinger once declared that “Putin’s demonisation is not a policy, but an alibi for the absence of one”. However authoritative the source of this recommendation, the collective fixation with the Russian President has reached new heights … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

Beppe Grillo’s Bitter Moment of Truth

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By Roberto Orsi  The European election results in Italy have been rather surprising. In the context of today’s three-party political landscape (the centre-left Democratic Party, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, and Berlusconi’s Forza Italia), most pre-vote polls indicated a rise … Continue reading

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May 12 2014

The Irreversible Crisis of the Ukrainian Experiment

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By Roberto Orsi The ongoing crisis in the Ukraine may be analysed under a series of different perspectives, each yielding narratives belonging to different genres: is this a crisis in military relations? Is this the product of peculiar psychological settings … Continue reading

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Dec 10 2013

Democracy Nomen Nudum

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By Xavier Guillaume, Roberto Orsi and Vassilios Paipais The Eurozone crisis is much more than a sheer fiscal problem plaguing a number of countries in the South of the continent. It is rather a symptom of a diseased situation that … Continue reading

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Oct 8 2013

The Demise of Italy and the Rise of Chaos

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by Roberto Orsi Future historians will probably regard Italy as the perfect showcase of a country which has managed to sink from the position of a prosperous, leading industrial nation just two decades ago to a condition of unchallenged economic … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2013

Emerging Themes from the First Six Months of Euro Crisis in the Press

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By the Editorial Team The Euro Crisis in the Press blog began as part of a wider LSE-based research project on media representations of the Euro crisis across European states. The aim of the blog has been to provide a … Continue reading

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