Editorial writer and correspondent for “La Repubblica” in New York. A White House accredited reporter, he often follows the President on his travels and deals with the international G7 and G20 summits. He has been a correspondent in Bejing, San Francisco, Paris and Brussels, and Deputy Editor of the “Sole 24 Ore” newspaper. He has lectured at the Universities of Berkeley, Shanghai and SDA-Bocconi. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the most important American think tank on international relations and geopolitics.
He has created an original podcast for Audible (Nuove mappe della storia), a TV documentary series for RaiStoria ("Geostorie") and various theatrical works. His latest books are: Le linee rosse. Uomini, confini, imperi: le carte geografiche che raccontano il mondo in cui viviamo, Mondadori (2017); L’oceano di mezzo. Un viaggio lungo 24.539 miglia, Laterza (2019); La seconda guerra fredda. Lo scontro per il nuovo dominio globale, Mondadori (2019); Oriente e Occidente. Massa e individuo, Einaudi (2020), I cantieri della storia. Ripartire, ricostruire, rinascere, Mondadori (2020).