Two Italian scholars who fled fascism in the 1920s urgently warned that American democracy was vulnerable to the same gradual erosion as in Italy. Their message still rings true today.
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.
The PM came to power as the anti-establishment candidate. Now he could be the next victim of populist ire.
Silvio Berlusconi’s rise to power, hand in hand with his monopoly of mainstream media, made the Internet the favourite harbour for nonaligned audiences and dissident voices.
If Berlin doesn't apply divisive rules that inflict pain on savers, expect cries of double standards from southern Europe.
Safe passage for vulnerable refugees could help stop thousands from making a perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
Italy is the latest in a line of countries with ageing populations trying to boost proceation through a 'fertility day'.
There are already early warning systems for earthquakes, but advances in seismology provide hope that experts will be able to predict when new ones will occur.
Central Italy has been hit by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake, only seven years after a similar devastating quake in the region.
What should have been a debate about constitutional reform has turned into a battle for the premiership, thanks to a schoolboy error by the incumbent.
Italians still want to migrate to Australia, but are encountering job exploitation.
The Italian banking system is on the verge of a crisis. Direct state intervention is needed to solve the problem.
Radical right populists are on the brink of power in Austria and making gains across the region. And the European leaders who once were willing to publicly condemn them are silent now.
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions' unique culture and heritage is lost, too.
The EU may claim it is "united in diversity" but the reality is very different.
The most difficult aspect of trade in "post-sanctions" Tehran, is how to navigate the sanctions still in place.
Researchers explain how tolerance in Turin's Olympic village is helping refugees to help themselves.
Exactly what role does the mafia play in organised crime? And should Australian law enforcement agencies reassess their priorities?
'With great humility and respect" Starbucks has announced it is returning to its spiritual home – Italy.
If most of your knowledge about the mafia comes from The Godfather, you should probably read this.