Type: Working Paper
Revisiting Italian Mediterranean policy in the 1950s : internally or externally-driven? : the interplay of domestic constraints and external pressures
Working Paper, EUI RSCAS, 2017/38
PINTO ARENA, Maria Do Céu, Revisiting Italian Mediterranean policy in the 1950s : internally or externally-driven? : the interplay of domestic constraints and external pressures, EUI RSCAS, 2017/38 - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/47308
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This article aims to explore Italy´s 'Neo-Atlanticist' foreign policy (FP) strand in the mid-1950s to highlight the complex interplay of external and internal political dynamics. It corresponded to the third circle of Rome´s FP loadstars - the Mediterranean and Arab world – with Rome intending to conduct an autonomous policy that was often seen as clashing with its Atlanticist commitments. Italian foreign policy was tightly constrained by its integration in Euro-Atlantic alliances, but it was also able to cut for itself a margin of independent maneuver in pursuit of a more autonomous policy in the Mediterranean.
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Series/Number: EUI RSCAS; 2017/38