Bill Emmott - International Author & Adviser

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The US and Russia
Mainichi - August 4, 2018

The true shape and potential consequences of the Trump administration’s foreign policy have taken time to emerge. But now, in just the past three months, much more has become clear thanks to President Trump’s two major set-piece summits with the North...
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The greatest issue of our time...
Prospect - July 3, 2018

The greatest issue of our time in political economy is how to reconcile societies to the process we now call globalisation, with all the inequality and insecurity that have come with it. We only need to mention Brexit, Trump and the Five Star-League government...
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Trade
Mainichi - June 22, 2018

A common saying among military men is that a country should never send troops into battle without having an exit strategy, a plan for how to end the conflict and withdraw. This is a good principle though it is often ignored by the military’s political...
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The Italian Government
Vanity Fair - June 2, 2018

No one knows how to label the new government. Calling it “populist” seems bizarre given that Italian politics has been dominated for two decades by the original populist, Silvio Berlusconi. Calling it anti-establishment also seems weird given that...
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Italy and the world
La Stampa - May 31, 2018

Let’s face it: the typical view in the outside world about Italian political crises is that they are dramatic but not serious. That may be why so little attention was paid to the March 4thelection, either in the financial markets or foreign media. In...
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Kim and Trump
Project Syndicate - May 25, 2018

President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to cancel the June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un represents a great diplomatic coup for the young North Korean leader. Chairman Kim has converted his image from one of international pariah into thwarted peace-maker...
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Trade and Trump
Nikkei Business - May 19, 2018

During President Donald Trump’s first year in the White House, an English saying was often invoked when analysing the gap between what he said and what he did: the saying, based on our English love of dogs, is that “his bark is worse than his bite”. His...
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Investing in Equality
La Stampa - May 13, 2018

What do Donald Trump, Five Star, the Lega, Vladimir Putin and Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban have in common? The answer is that they all favour closed societies over open ones. They may not think that they do, but that is the impact of what they...
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