Newly elected European High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini of Italy attends a news conference during an EU summit in Brussels (REUTERS/Yves Herman).

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High Expectations for High Representative Mogherini

September 4, 2014, Jeremy Shapiro and Riccardo Alcaro

The European Commission's election of Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security has been met with criticism from many sides. But, write Jeremy Shapiro and Riccardo Alcaro, she does have the potential to be an effective bridge builder and implementer of EU policy.

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