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Xi Takes Rome

Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to return from his March 21-24 visit to Rome with a Memorandum of Understanding codifying the Italian government's endorsement of his “Belt and Road Initiative.” But Paola Subacchi and Lucrezia Poggetti both wonder if Italy’s leaders really understand what they’re getting into.

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  1. Lucrezia Poggetti Lucrezia Poggetti
  2. Paola Subacchi Paola Subacchi
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