Friends in Rome: Italy’s Upcoming Elections May Open the Gates for Russian Influence

The most recent Ukrainian advances in Kharkiv Oblast prove that Ukraine can be successful in driving out the Russian aggressor. Its Western supporters must remain committed to Ukraine’s success, but as Europe prepares for winter, rising gas prices and inflation may pose serious risk to these commitments. With elections looming in Italy, the EU´s third largest economy, personnel with questionable ties to Moscow in an upcoming government should draw attention to possible rifts between Italy and the EU.

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Italy’s Successful Race to the North

Notwithstanding the geographical distance separating Italy from the Arctic, Italy has gained a relevant position in the Arctic debate, mainly thanks to its scientific efforts and investments in the region. Estonia, on the other end, is very much closer to the region, being surrounded by Arctic states, and is currently seeking to strengthen its involvement in Arctic matters.

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