In my latest Transatlantic Take for the German Marshall Fund, I addressed China's charm offensive toward Italy (again). However, this time from a different perspective though, focusing on how this aggressive China's approach triggered a political reaction. The public opinion is still fascinated. by Beijing's help and support through the coronavirus crisis. Italian politicians, instead, … Continue reading China and Italy’s Euro-Atlantic Resilience
For the May issue of Militant Leadership Monitor of the Jamestown Foundation, I wrote an analytical biography of Aguila Saleh Issa al-Obeidi. Clearly, Saleh is not a classical "militant leader." Still, he is one of the most interesting political profiles in the current Libyan landscape, a crucial actor - and a representative of a crucial … Continue reading Beyond Haftar: who is Aguila Saleh Issa?
After analysing the approach of the Italian political leadership to the Coronavirus crisis, I do the same focusing on the Italian opposition for the latest Transatlantic Take of the German Marshall Fund: what were the strategies of the Italian opposition parties? and what was the impact of the crisis on them? My answers here.
Last week I wrote an article with the colleague from the Atlantic Council Karim Mezran on the MENASource Blog analysing how the international community should act as the military reality of the conflict in Libya is shifting. Our conclusion was that: Haftar’s losses in western Libya highlight contradictions that have been hidden for months, if … Continue reading The crumbling Haftar illusion: Last call for the international community?
For the latest Transatlantic Take of the German Marshall Fund, I have taken a look at the style of the Italian leadership in the Covid-19 crisis, analysing the approach of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. You can find my entry below. Late in Action, Grand in Communication in Italy In early February, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte—like … Continue reading The Italian Leadership Style in the Coronavirus Crisis