The Battle for Italy 2.0: Russia versus the United States – A covert war raged on Italian soil for over 40 years. Is another brewing? By William Medici

A covert war between the world’s two great superpowers raged on Italian soil for over 40 years. Is another brewing?   June 26, 2017 By William Medici   Late in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Donald Trump received an unlikely endorsement from Beppe Grillo, the comedian, turned political leader of Italy’s Five Star Movement. Grillo, like Trump,… Read More →

ISIS To Recruit The Grinch, Plans to Ruin Christmas in Italy – By William Medici

September 22, 2016 By William Medici   “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch.” “You’re a foul one, Mr. Grinch.” “Your soul is full of gunk Mr. Grinch.” You might recognize these lyrics as the ‘Grinch Theme’ written by Albert Hauge & Theodor Geisel from the 1966 television special ‘Dr. Seuss’ Mr. Grinch.’ The song is catchy, so… Read More →

Italy’s Economy Falls by .5% over the last 15 Years – Why This Should Scare You – By William Medici

September 14, 2016 By William Medici   Luca Paolazzi, Chief Economist for Confidustria, the Italian industrial confederation, has reported what most of us already knew, that between 2000 and 2015 the Italian economy remained stagnant. It actually fell .5%, a significant number compared to other European nations. In the same period, France’s GDP grew by 18.5%, Germany’s… Read More →

Italy’s teetering banks will be Europe’s next crisis

July 9, 2016 By The Economist   Investors around the world are extraordinarily nervous. Yields on ten-year Treasuries fell to their lowest-ever level this week; buyers of 50-year Swiss government bonds are prepared to accept a negative yield. Some of the disquiet stems from Britain’s decision to hurl itself into the unknown. The pound, which hit a… Read More →

Ambasciatore Usa: il «no» passo indietro. Di Maio duro (con gaffe)

«L’Italia `e un paese di G7 e un partner fondamentale all’interno dell’economia globale,`e nel nostro interesse di influenzare questi affari». William Medici.   John R. Phillips, U.S. Ambassador to Italy   September 13, 2016 By Il Sole 24 Ore   Se al referendum sulla riforma della Costituzione vincessero i “No” l’Italia farebbe «un grosso passo indietro». Lo… Read More →

Symposium shows Italy in the White House

  A symposium in the US capital on Tuesday highlighted the many influences Italy has had on the White House through the centuries, from Cicero’s ideal of the gentleman politician to the concept of equality espoused by Filippo Mazzei, which influenced Thomas Jefferson in guiding the nation’s founding principles.   The symposium “Italy in the White House:… Read More →