Spam alert. This does not really have to do with Italy, but the magazine I write for at my university, "The Chronicle of Economic Affairs" has been published and, needless to say, we are very proud :)
If you have a look at the second issue you will find some great articles about current affairs, included Obama re-election and the economic crisis, including two articles written by me. One is about the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the EU; the other one is about the latest political scandal here in the UK, the so called "plebgate", involving former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell, who had a row with the policemen outside Downing Street and then resigned because of it. In that article I actually draw an amusing parallel with Italy and Roberto Maroni, now leader of the Northern League. He too had a "misunderstanding" with a policeman, but things ended a little differently in Italy...
Link to the magazine: http://qmuleconsoc.com/magazine/