Italy’s Foreign Policy: The Middle Power in Between the United States and Russia
On July 4, 2019, Vladimir Putin paid an official visit to Italy. This visit once again confirmed that the Moscow-Rome dialogue is active and developing, and the parties have something to discuss. At the same time, it is extremely important for Russia not to overestimate the role of Italy in the European Union and its intentions towards Russia. In this regard, an understanding of the national interests of Italy and its domestic political situation is essential for Russia to understand.