Francesco Petronella is a journalist and geopolitical analyst at the Treccani Institute, focusing on foreign policy and MENA region.
Analysis: The idea of a common EU defence structure has been thrown around in different forms for 50 years. Will the policy find more traction after the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Analysis: As the first Palestinian party to serve in a ruling coalition, Ra'am's participation in Israeli politics has divided opinion.
Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.