May 23, 2019
Xi Goes to Rome: Course-Correction for China’s Belt and Road Initiative?
By Jeff M. Smith and Fabio Van Loon
Italy would have been better served showing solidarity with Europe and negotiating with China from a position of strength.
March 27, 2019
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi’s receptions in Italy and France were markedly different. So were the benefits for the hosts – but not in the way you’d expect.
March 26, 2019
China’s Bid for the Heart and Soul of Italy
By Duncan Bartlett
Italy has officially joined China’s Belt and Road. But at home and abroad, not everyone is happy with the move.
March 22, 2019
The Old Silk Road to Rome Gets New Life
By Kyle Anderson and Logan Pauley
Don't overlook the historical underpinnings of the modern day China-Italy connection.
March 21, 2019
Vatican Renews Overtures to China Ahead of Xi’s Italy Visit
By Nicole Winfield
After a breakthrough in China-Vatican relations, speculation is mounting that Xi will meet Pope Francis this week.
March 14, 2019
Italy’s Risky China Gamble
By Philippe Le Corre and Carlotta Alfonsi
For all the overtures to China that Rome is making, Italy has not yet settled on what kind of relationship it actually wants.