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Alberto Nardelli
For Alberto Nardelli's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 27, 2022
Italy sought Russian deals just before Putin invaded Ukraine
Senior Italian and Russian officials reportedly met to discuss potential business investments worth hundreds of millions of euros just over a week before Moscow invaded Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 24, 2022
EU sanctions Russians linked to Putin but holds back on deploying full sanctions 'arsenal'
Member states of the bloc adopted sanctions Wednesday against 23 high-ranking individuals including banking executives, military chiefs, media figures and a top Kremlin official.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 24, 2022
Putin could burst Xi’s Olympic dream with a war in Ukraine
Russia has little incentive to antagonize China, its largest trading partner with total trade valuing $112 billion in 2020.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 15, 2022
Europe sees ‘new normal’ of constant Russia tensions on doorstep
As the U.S. and its allies struggle for a sense of Putinu2019s true intentions, their attention is turning to what might happen either alongside, or in place of, a full military attack.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 10, 2022
Europe fears economic hit if Russia is sanctioned heavily over Ukraine
European nations also fret that Russia would likely retaliate, possibly even cutting crucial gas supplies to a continent already grappling with record high energy prices.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Nov 26, 2021
Mud could help decide timing of any move by Russia against Ukraine
The condition of terrain could create a window of diplomacy to steer President Vladimir Putin away from a war, analysts say.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 22, 2021
U.S. intel shows Russian plans for potential Ukraine invasion
The intelligence has been conveyed to some NATO members to back up U.S. concerns about Putinu2019s possible intentions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 16, 2021
U.S. and allies weigh reprisals if Russia moves against Ukraine
The effort is also aimed at steering Putin away from further aggression on Ukraine by making clear there would be a strong and coordinated response, sources said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 12, 2021
U.S. warns Europe that Russia may plan Ukraine invasion
The U.S. warnings over Ukraine comes on top of the more recent standoff between Poland and Belarus, a close Russian ally.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 29, 2021
Russia has abandoned climate denial and that may prove awkward
However sincere the Kremlin's engagement may be, some initiatives lack detail, while others could drag wider geopolitical disputes into negotiations.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 21, 2021
Biden assured G7 allies in June that U.S. would ensure Kabul’s stability
The discussions between G7 leaders highlight how many governments were caught off guard by the speed of the Taliban advance.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 18, 2021
Key climate talks are headed for trouble after G7 wrangling
Behind-the-scenes arguing among delegates u2014 when progress was blocked by last-minute nerves, political tensions and a shortfall of funding u2014 illustrates the difficult road ahead.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Jun 11, 2021
Attending her last G7, Merkel has had enough of U.S. leadership
For Merkel, the relief is genuine at the prospect of dealing with Biden rather than Trump. Still, Europe is determined to carve out a bigger global role on a par with the U.S.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 12, 2021
China’s shadow hangs over private preparations for Boris Johnson’s G7
When the diplomatic emissaries of the G7 nations met virtually late last month to prepare for the leaders summit in June, one problem cropped up over and over again: What to do about China?
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2021
EU has high hopes for Mario Draghi as he steps into new role leading Italy
The 73-year-old veteran has built a reputation for being calm, ruthless and completely on top of the brief, but may be facing his biggest challenge yet.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 25, 2021
Hong Kong activists find U.K.'s offer of sanctuary comes at a price
Some have arrived through a route that grants immigration officers discretion to allow entry for six months, but are now trapped with no job and no cash, reliant on hand-outs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 18, 2021
Spin doctors target Hong Kongers seeking U.K. visas
The U.K. is being portrayed in China-friendly Hong Kong newspaper editorials and online chat rooms as an undesirable place to live.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 31, 2021
Faced with a vaccine emergency, the EU made an enemy of everyone
What began as a bid to bring transparency has spiraled into chaotic mud-slinging that some fear could spur a trade row amid the pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 28, 2021
Japan pushes back against U.K. plan to boost G7 Asia reach
Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is hosting this yearu2019s G7, has invited South Korea, India and Australia to attend the leadersu2019 summit in Cornwall in June.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 19, 2021
Johnson triggers G7 fears of rival alliance to counter China
Expansion of the G7 is an idea that Japan, Italy, Germany and France oppose, according to officials familiar with those governmentsu2019 positions.

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