Vittorio Emanuele Parsi has always focused on changes to the international system since the end of the Cold War, from Italian foreign policy to security in the Middle East (see, in particular, Interesse nazionale e globalizzazione [National Interests and Globalization], published by Jaca Book in 1998, and L’alleanza inevitabile [The Inevitable Alliance], Bocconi University, 2006, and Palgrave-Macmillan 2006).
Another constant theme of his research is the relationship between the market economy and political democracy, with particular focus on the issue of inequality (La fine dell’uguaglianza [The End of Equality], Mondadori 2012).
His approach is always sharp and direct, and he has no patience with conformism. He tries never to avoid questions and issues, and believes strongly in the importance of fuelling public debate. As a result, he has often appeared on many different television and radio shows over the years.
In an attempt to “combine theory with practice”, in 2014 he served as a naval officer at the UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura (Lebanon), where he was awarded the UN Peacekeeping Medal and the Italian Commemorative Cross for Peacekeeping Operations.
With the help of Elastica Literary Agency, his latest books are titled Il posto della guerra e il costo della libertà [The Place of War and the Cost of Freedom] (Bompiani, 2022) and Madre Patria. Un’idea per una nazione do orfani [Mother Country. An Idea for a Nation of Orphans] (Bompiani, 2023).
He speaks on topics such as transatlantic relations, security policies in the Middle East and the Mediterranean, structural changes in the international political system, and the relationship between politics and economics in the transformations of the global system.
He plays rugby as a “third line” for Rugby Monza “Old”.