L’Italywith its strategic position, it has become a big, tasty morsel, available for the superpowers, Russia and the United States, who are challenging each other – some as invaders, some as suppliers of weapons and technologies to the occupiers – to the sound of cannon fire in the heart of Europe. “We are there Taiwan of the Mediterranean“he writes Lucio Caracciolo in his piece for The print making the comparison with the clash between Washington and Beijing on the Indo-Pacific routes. “The center of that sea is Taiwan, Italy of ours” says the director of Limes explaining that “Respect the proportions, the scalene challenge between the United States, China and Russia will decide on the control of the Strait of Taiwan and that of Sicily. Pivots of the ocean routes that link China and America via Eurafrica”.
“In the expanding war context, seen from the sea”, Caracciolo points out, “the Belpaese is a big bite, tasty, available”. And in this regard, the director proposes a small exercise that should force us to face reality. In fact, he asks where he should be on map of the Euro-Mediterranean a maritime power that wanted to dominate it? The answer is obvious: “In Italy, heck!”. What is this power? “Answer until yesterday: America, since 1945”. “Answer from today: America, if you want to keep it. Her opponents, otherwise. Outside and inside theAtlantic alliance. Maybe in cohabitation “.