This was a vote against the prime minister – not a show of support for his rivals.
The revolt that brought down Matteo Renzi is no carbon copy of Trump et al, but that won't be of much comfort to Brussels.
Even if Italy votes for changes that will make it easier for the government to pass economic reforms, the country's economy will still be in trouble.
If the UK is so intent on a 'hard Brexit', why did it just ratify a court that gives the EU jurisdiction over patent disputes?
Leadership is an odd thing in a world where people only want their echo chamber defended. The power, and the responsibility, starts to lie elsewhere.
All the talk about a golden time for UK exporters forgets one crucial point.
EU leaders couldn't pretend to be happy about the result of the US election. It goes against everything they stand for.
Nearly six months on from the UK's shock vote, there looks very little room for manoeuvre in negotiations.
Greek and Turkish Cypriots may get to vote again on whether to end 40 years of division.
The outcome of this election may depend more on what we make of it than on what Trump and his advisers intend. Though daunting, the challenge is pregnant with possibilities.
Will it be possible to put America's political life back together after the election? Britain after 'Brexit' offers a case study.
Would a competent entrepreneur plough on with a decision that started to look a bit dodgy?
While the citizens of the capital protest against their president, everyone else hails him as their saviour.
The way that the EU dealt with its CETA trade deal with Canada makes it clear to Britain that negotiating a free trade agreement will be very long and difficult.
New technologies that can help us to meet climate change targets are struggling to see the light of day. Incentives need to be fixed, and carbon pricing is at the heart of the matter.
It could even lead to a loss of low-skilled manufacturing jobs.
Britain and India may be linked by colonial ties, but India is intent on forging a new relationship based on in its own interests.
The independence bill is a short-term win but no game-changer.
The European Union has no qualms about using aid as a bargaining chip to pressure other countries into taking back refugees.
The new battle lines on how to leave the EU have been drawn.