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Federiga Bindi
Federiga Bindi

Federiga Bindi

Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Dr. Federiga Bindi holds the Jean Monnet chair at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she was the founding director of the EU Center of Excellence. Dr. Bindi is also a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Endowment and the director of the Foreign Policy Initiative at the Institute for Women Policy Research in Washington, D.C. Previously, she was a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and John Hopkins University, and she served as director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Brussels. Dr. Bindi has published eight books, including “The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe’s Role in the World,” “Analyzing European Union Politics,” “Italy and the EU,” and, most recently, the 2019 book “Europe and America: The End of Transatlantic Relations?”

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"Foreign policy is like physics: vacuums quickly fill. As the United States retreats from the international order it helped put in place and maintain since the end of World War II, Russia is rapidly filling the vacuum. Federiga Bindi's new book assesses the consequences of this retreat for transatlantic relations and Europe, showing how the current path of US foreign policy is leading to isolation and a sharp decrease of US influence in international relations."

"Together, the U.K. and the U.S. have constantly advocated for more NATO, rather than more EU security. The combined effect of Brexit and of Trump’s neglect for Brussels, have created new challenges - and consequently new opportunities - which the EU was quick to grab. For the last seventy years, the Europeans have tried to integrate in security and defense. While the failure of the EDC was a French-Italian affair, any subsequent attempt to integrate was stopped by London, acting in parallel with Washington. Trump’s reaction was late and, most of all, counter-effective. This time, several factors suggest that the EU may be able to achieve its goals."

Federiga Bindi on whether multilateralism is on the wane:
"No, it is rather the United States that is disappearing from the world’s map. The Paris climate accord is not going to be cancelled because of the U.S. decision to withdraw from it. In fact, the agreement’s objectives will be upheld, even in America: the United States Climate Alliance—a coalition of states including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Puerto Rico, which represent 36 percent of the U.S. population and $7 trillion in GDP—has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the goals of the Paris agreement."


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

"Carnegie’s Federiga Bindi gives her overall impression of the recent European parliament elections on CGTN America, which had the highest voter turnout in two decades. She mentions one of the biggest takeaways from this election are the weakening of Europe’s mainstream political parties and how this will effect the political future of the European Union."

"CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Federiga Bindi from John Hopkins University about the lasting financial impact of the ongoing political turmoil."

Monday, June 24, 2019
Federiga Bindi on whether the next U.S. President will care about Europe:
"Last but not least, aside from the photo ops and conviviality, Europe was scarcely relevant in the deals closed by the presidency of Barack Obama, be it on diplomatic ties with Cuba, Iran’s nuclear program, or climate change. If the United States is to care about Europe, Europe has to first care about itself—that is, to stop disintegrating and step up its game."


Wednesday, February 3, 2016