China and Italy’s Euro-Atlantic Resilience

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

Beyond Haftar: who is Aguila Saleh Issa?

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?

The crumbling Haftar illusion: Last call for the international community?

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?

The Italian Leadership Style in the Coronavirus Crisis

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