“The choice to join the Silk Road was an improvised and wicked act, made by the government of Giuseppe Conte”
“The choice to join the Silk Road was an improvised and wicked act, made by the government of Giuseppe Conte”. This was underlined by the Minister of Defense, Guido Crosetto, in an interview with Corriere della Sera. “The theme today is: to retrace our steps without damaging relations. Because it is true that China is a competitor but it is also a partner”, says the minister.
The war in Ukraine “unfortunately nobody knows when it will end. The situation today is at a stalemate which forces us to think long, if not very long times. And I certainly do not say it with pleasure. The Ukrainian counter-offensive, like some of us had hypothesized, he found several difficulties. The Russian trenches make attacking actions difficult. Therefore, it could be a political choice that determines the end of the conflict. On the other hand, the times of Western countries are marked differently from those of the autocratic”.
When asked about the growing intolerance of public opinion in the West towards the conflict and the ever-decreasing solidarity towards those attacked, “we live in an era – observes Crosetto – in which if something disturbs the daily grind it makes us forget values such as freedom and democracy. And this attitude has weight. But, paradoxically, this is precisely an element that could accelerate the peace process. And then the American presidential elections are approaching which could change the posture of the United States”.