Menu Close

Articles on Silvio Berlusconi

Displaying 1 - 20 of 54 articles

From left, Silvio Berlusconi, Giorgia Meloni and Matteo Salvini address a rally in Rome in 2019. Meloni’s Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) party, with neo-fascist roots, has been rising rapidly in popularity ahead of Italy’s Sept. 25 parliamentary elections. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

As a divided Italy heads to the polls, a sharp right turn is likely

Italians will vote soon. A likely victory for the far-right Brothers of Italy could take the country down an uncharted path.
Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Manhattan Criminal Court, on February 24, 2020 in New York City. On March 11 he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for criminal sexual acts and rape. Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Staying in grace: Why some people are immune from scandal – until they’re not

Scandals are violent shocks to social systems, yet not all questionable behaviour produces scandal. How can we explain that some figures escape the consequences of their own behavior while others don’t?
Silvio Berlusconi, left, arrives to vote as a bare-breasted woman protests in background. AP Photo/Luca Bruno

In Italy, fake news helps populists and far-right triumph

Together, two parties with a tough stance on immigration and the EU – the Five Star Movement and the League – received nearly 50 percent of the vote.
The shirt numbers of Brisbane Roar player Ivan Franjic are seen to dislodge during the Preliminary Stage 2 AFC Champions League match between the Brisbane Roar and Ceres Negros FC at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre in Brisbane, Tuesday, January 23, 2018. AAP Image/ Dave Hunt

Teflon tycoons and sticky-taped kits as club unravels – but you won’t read about it in Jakarta

The Brisbane Roar’s woes are the least of the Bakrie Group’s concerns, writes Nasya Bahfen.
Italians voted “No” by a convincing margin in the referendum on constitutional change.

What’s next for Italy?

In a climate of widespread discontent with Italy’s political establishment, a new election might wipe out most of the parties in the current government coalition.

Top contributors

More