Limes (magazine)

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EditorLucio Caracciolo
CategoriesInternational relations
PublisherGruppo Editoriale L'Espresso
First issue1993; 30 years ago (1993)
Based inRome

Limes (pronounced [ˈliːmes]) is a monthly Italian geopolitical magazine published in Rome, Italy.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Limes was established in 1993.[2][3] The magazine, published every month, is owned by Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso.[2][4] Lucio Caracciolo is the editor of the magazine.[4]

It had two sister publications: the English-language Heartland, Eurasian Review of Geopolitics (2000-?)[5][6] and the Serbo-Croatian Limesplus (2013-2020, available papers are in Serbian and English).[7][8]

Members of the scientific and editorial board of Limes include Geminello Alvi, Furio Colombo, Giuseppe Cucchi, Emanuela Del Re, Ilvo Diamanti, Augusto Fantozzi, Tito Favaretto, Ernesto Galli della Loggia, Carlo Jean, Enrico Letta, Ricardo Franco Levi, Vincenzo Paglia, Angelo Panebianco, Romano Prodi, Giulio Tremonti, Antonio Zanardi Landi, Luigi Zanda, Guido Barendson, Pierluigi Battista, Andrea Damascelli, Włodek Goldkorn, Paolo Morawski, David Polansky, Alessandro Politi, Antonio Sema and Enzo Traverso. Some of them are also members of the boards of ENI, Leonardo-Finmeccanica and of Gazprom-controlled companies.[9] One of them, Massimo Nicolazzi, writes about energy-related topics, including those related to Russia.[10][11]

Limes maps Crimea as a part of Russia since December 2015.[12] After protests by the Ukrainian embassy in Italy, the magazine editor Lucio Caracciolo wrote that "the maps reflects reality. When Crimea and Sevastopol will be back under effective Ukrainian sovereignty, we will produce a map that reflects such reality".[13] Limes does not use the same approach to the other frozen conflicts and de facto states of the post-Soviet area, even on the same maps[need quotation to verify]. In other maps, Crimea is shown as contested.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Limes compie 20 anni e diventa mensile
  2. ^ a b "Limes Magazine". Mondo Times. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Products" (PDF). Gruppo Espresso. October 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b Elisabetta Povoledo (29 April 2013). "An Italian Leader and a Political Acrobat". The New York Times. Rome. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  5. ^ Periodico Anno pubblicazione 2000 - 2004
  6. ^ Limes heartland
  7. ^ "Chi siamo". Limes. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  8. ^ LIMESplus Journal details CEEOL
  9. ^ East Journal, 16 July 2012
  10. ^ Il Foglio, 12 December 2010
  11. ^ "Massimo Nicolazzi - Limes" (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  12. ^ L’attivismo militare della Russia nel 2015, Limes
  13. ^ Perché Limes rappresenta la Crimea sotto la sovranità della Russia, Limes