What’s next for Rome’s foreign policy?
On September 25th, Italians voted to elect a new government after the collapse of the previous cabinet led by Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The winning coalition, led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy party, is coming to power at a critical moment for both foreign and domestic policy. Brothers of Italy and the coalition’s other parties have confirmed their intention to support Ukraine and maintain Italy within the Western fold. However, increasing domestic war fatigue, skyrocketing energy prices, and the prospect of an economic recession may create fissures within the new government and complicate its foreign policy agenda.