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About Geoff Andrews
Geoff Andrews is Senior Lecturer in Politics at The Open University. His new book, Shadow Man: James Klugmann, the Cambridge Spies and the Cold War, will be published by I.B.Tauris in 2015.
Articles by Geoff Andrews
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The Italian prime minister's attacks on the constitutional court, the president, media critics and political enemies reflect the range of pressures he faces. The fate of his "postmodern populism" is in the balance, says Geoff Andrews.
(This article was first published on 13 October 2009)
The lack of a serious opposition is a political lifeline for Italy’s scandal-drenched prime minister, says Geoff Andrews.
(This article was first published on 27 July 2009)
The earthquake-shattered Italian town chosen to host the G8 summit is also the site of a passionate citizens’ protest against Silvio Berlusconi and for justice, reports Geoff Andrews.
The Italian prime minister's corrosion of the country’s public life means that even his departure would offer Italy no clear route to renewal, says Geoff Andrews.
There is rising international concern over the conduct of Italy’s premier, says Geoff Andrews.
The private and public behaviour of Italy’s prime minister is under intense scrutiny. A leading Italian newspaper has asked him for an explanation. Geoff Andrews adds to its list of queries with ten of his own.
The political use of a medical tragedy is the latest episode in Italy's alarming regression, says Geoff Andrews.
The author of "Gomorrah" - a fearless anatomy of the Naples mafia - is willing to risk his own life to expose a modern criminal-business empire, says Geoff Andrews.
The third coming of Silvio Berlusconi is bad news for Italy, for Europe and for democracy, says Geoff Andrews.
A close election campaign in a troubled Italy highlights the country's need to break with the Silvio Berlusconi era, says Geoff Andrews.
The collapse of Italy's centre-left government is far more than just another political crisis, says Geoff Andrews.
Walter Veltroni promises a new era of political reform in Italy led by the modernising centre-left. Hmm, says Geoff Andrews.
The northern Italian city of Bologna, hit by terrorists in August 1980, memorialised as well as mourned. London could take heart from its response, says Geoff Andrews.
(This article was first published on 2 August 2005)
Italy's hopes of political reform depend on the emerging leader of the centre-left, says Geoff Andrews.
The crisis surrounding Italy's centre-left prime minister casts a bleak light on efforts to reform the country's weak and battered polity, says Geoff Andrews.
The elusive figure of Mario Scaramella is at the heart of the story of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian intelligence official murdered by radiation poisoning in London. The man and the case are mesmerising Italy, reports Geoff Andrews.
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