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About Giovanni Biava

Giovanni Biava is a writer on international politics whose work is frequently published by Giovine Europa Now

Articles by Giovanni Biava

This week's editors

Cat Tully and Allie Bobak introduce this week's theme: Participation and foresight – putting people at the heart of the future

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The choice: democracy caught between nationalism and federalism

The forthcoming elections, in France, Germany, and elsewhere, will mark a watershed. It is a time for choices to be made.

US elections: is democracy down and out?

With populist parties spouting anti-political sentiment on the rise in Europe and elsewhere, is Trump’s success merely part of a wider crisis of democracy?

Trumped democracy?

It is time politicians talk straight and on important topics. Otherwise, there will be more space for Citizen Trump and the like.

To be a terrorist now

The who, what and why of terrorism are not easy to grasp. But in today's ISIS-centred war, enough is known to map the interests and choices involved.

Greek and European paradoxes

Europe's handling of Greece reveals the crisis of its own project, which is even more serious in the context of accelerating global changes. 

Cameron’s victory in a (dis-) United Kingdom

The Conservatives' surprise but qualified win exposes the deep problems facing the country over the coming years. 

A crisis of ends: Kees van der Pijl interviewed

In a wide-ranging discussion, Kees van der Pijl delves into the interplay of power and economics in an era of "authoritarian capitalism".

Frankfurt-Moscow: a new Ostpolitik?

Europe and Russia share economic problems but also interests. A merged superbourse can be a giant step towards the future.

A new, Eurasian, world order

China and Russia are at the heart of the world's shifting power-balance. But current cooperation between them is likely to give way to tension.

Europe freezes, Eurasia pivots

Behind the crisis in Ukraine lie deeper changes that are transforming the global economic and and political order, say Giovanni Bavia & Ernesto Gallo.

America's chimerical pivot

The United States's shift towards Asia is being tested by global economic realities, say Ernesto Gallo & Giovanni Biava.

Democracy in the "Asian century"

A shift of global power to the east exposes the west's domestic as well as international weaknesses, say Ernesto Gallo & Giovanni Biava.

Democracy in credit: new agency, new order

The formation of a non-western credit-ratings agency is an important sign of the global power-shift, say Ernesto Gallo & Giovanni Biava.

Western democracy: decline and...

The slow withering of politics and democracy in the western world is reaching a point of crisis. Ernesto Gallo and Giovanni Biava offer a diagnosis and a series of remedies.

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