What’s Going On in Mauritania

In my latest for Affari Internazionali, the online magazine of my Italian think tank, Istituto Affari Internazionali, I analyse some of the developments happening in Mauritania, as the showdown between Ghazouani and Abdel Aziz has entered a new phase and the government's resignation and reshuffle have demonstrated Ghazouani's ambition of promoting some sort of discontinuity. … Continue reading What’s Going On in Mauritania

Tunisia and the Risks of Italian Mediterranean Irrelevance

Talking to Formiche, I explain why, for Italy, Tunisia is more critical than it seems just looking at material factors of power. I only discuss why Italy should stop seeing the Mediterannean only through the migration lens as, by losing focus on other issues, Rome risks to lose further geopolitical relevance. Against this backdrop, Tunisia … Continue reading Tunisia and the Risks of Italian Mediterranean Irrelevance

Who’s Who in the GNA Military Leadership in Libya

In the latest issue of Militant Leadership Monitor, the monthly publication of the Jamestown Foundation on militant leaders around the world, I analyse a group of military - more than just militant - leaders, although in Libya this distinction can be fuzzy sometimes: Who's who in the GNA military leadership, basically the chain of command … Continue reading Who’s Who in the GNA Military Leadership in Libya

The Paradox of Russia’s Disinformation Activities in Italy

Italy has always had cordial, to say the least, relations with Russia. Cultural links between the two countries are stronger than many are willing to admit. Even at the times of the Soviet Union, despite Italy being a NATO member, relations were not as complex as those that other European countries entertained with Moscow. This … Continue reading The Paradox of Russia’s Disinformation Activities in Italy