Publications

This is a selection of my publications.

Academic Publications

  • “Post-Verita’, Erosioni Statuali e la Crisi Ventura nella Gestione delle Crisi”, Futuri, Vol.3, No.2, 2017, pp.69-80
  • “A problem for tomorrow? Tunisia, Morocco and foreign fighters” in S. Romaniuk, F. Grice, D. Irrera, S. Webb, (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017
  • “The GCC, Saudi Arabia and a Turbulent Region: The Evolution of Their Counter-Terrorism Strategies”, in S. Romaniuk, F. Grice, D. Irrera, S. Webb, (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Counterterrorism Policy, London, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017
  • “Consolidating pluralism under the terrorist threat: the Tunisian case and the Algerian experience”, European View, December 2016, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp. 305–313
  • “La crise libyenne et ses retombées sécuritaires dans l’espace sahélo-saharien”, Études Internationales/Dirassat Duwalya, N° 128/129, 2015, pp. 89-100
  • “The Importance of Southern Leaders in the Sahelisation and Hybridisation of AQIM”, in M. Milosevic, K. Rekawek (eds.), Perseverance of Terrorism: Focus on Leaders, IOS Press BV, Amsterdam, 2014, pp.64-73
  • “The Malian Crisis: Causes and Dynamics” in D. Dialer, H. Neisser and A. Opitz (eds), The EU’s External Action Service (EEAS): Potentials for a One Voice in Foreign Policy?, Innsbruck: IUP, 2014, pp. 135-145
  • (Co-author Riccardo Fabiani), “The Malian Crisis and its Actors”, The International Spectator, Vol.48, No. 3 2013, pp. 78-97
  • “Il movimento acefalo che minaccia Erdogan”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.6/2013, pp.58-61
  • “Gezi: I mille volti della piazza”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.6/2013, pp.62-66
  • “Focus on leaders? Insights from the Algerian experience”, Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013, pp. 73-80
  • “Nel Sahel, l’instabilità è stabile”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.11/2013, pp. 193-200
  • “Tolto un Mali se ne fa un altro”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.10/2013, pp. 125-130
  • 42. “Il Cairo ha perso le chiavi del Sinai”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.1, 1/2013
    43. (Co-author Meryem Akabouch) “Algeria e Marocco: quando il potere ammalia gli Islamisti”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.1, 1/2013
  • “Anatomia del Sahara”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.5, 11/2012
  • (Co-authors Riccardo Fabiani & Ivan Ureta) “Il Sahel dopo Gheddafi”, Limes – Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, No.5, 11/2012
  • “Non crolla il Maghreb, ma crolla il Muro”, Risk-Quaderni di Geostrategia No.16, Rome, Jan/Feb 2011, pp.26-33
  • “The Geopolitics of Identities in the Middle East. Networks of Loyalties and States’ Strategies”, in Koscielniak, K. (ed.) Change and Stability. Religion, Nation and State in the Contemporary Middle East, Jagiellonian University Press, Krakow, 2010, pp. 19-34
  • “Soft Security and Mediterranean Cleavages. Challenges for the EU and Limits of Barcelona’s Approach”, in Van Steenbergen, B. (ed.) IUIES Journal. Four-monthly Journal on International Issues, (1), 2008, pp.127-142

Policy Works

  • How Long Will Italy Weather Europe’s Rising Terror Threat?, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XV, Issue 20, 27/10/2017
  • Beyond al-Baghdadi? A Profile of Mohamed Ben Salem al-Ayouni, Militant Leadership Monitor, Vol.8, Issue 7, 7/2017
  • Italy and Russia: Between Economic Cooperation and Mediterranean Problems, Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vol: 14 Issue: 78, 13/06/2017
  • Ten Years of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Evolution and Prospects, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XV, Issue 9, 05/5/2017
  • Mustafa al-Sharkasi: the Misratan Leader of the Benghazi Defense Brigades, Militant Leadership Monitor, Vol.8, Issue 4, 4/2017
  • Algeria’s Role in Libya: Seeking Influence Without Interference, Jamestown Foundation, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XIV, Issue 23, 01/12/2016
  • Libya’s Economic Crisis: Bringing the Oil Sector Back on Track, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XIV, Issue 11, 27/05/2016
  • (Co-author Jacob Zenn), AQIM’s Resurgence: Responding to Islamic State, Jamestown Foundation, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XIV, Issue 5, 03/03/2016
  • The Ongoing Unrest in Libya and the Hyped Threat Posed by Islamic State, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XIII, Issue 6, 20/03/2015
  • The Geography of Discontent: Tunisia’s Syrian Fighters Dilemma, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XII, Issue 20, 24/10/2014
  • Ansar Al-Sharia: Jihadisti a Geometria Variabile, ISPI Commentary, 25/06/2014
  • Algeria’s Political Transition Begins in the Midst of Major Security Challenges, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XII, Issue 9, 02/05/2014
  • The Libyan Oil Crisis: Social Fragmentation in an Unstable State, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XII, Issue 7, 04/04/2014
  • UK-Libya: the Consistency of Being Selective, ISPI Analysis, No. 238, March 2014
  • (Co-authors Andrea Dessì, Wolfgang Mühlberger, Giorgio Musso), Africa and the Mediterranean: Evolving Security Dynamics after the Arab Uprisings, German Marshall Fund, Mediterranean Paper Series 2014, 02/2014
  • La Turchia, lo Stato nello Stato e la rottura tra Erdoğan e Gülen, Limes Online, 25/02/2014
  • An In-Depth Look at Libya’s Controversial Militia Leader Ibrahim al-Jadhran, Jamestown Foundation, Militant Leadership Monitor, Vol.5, Issue 1, 1/2014
  • Nuclear Proliferation and EU-GCC Relations, GRC Gulf Paper, Geneva, Gulf Research Center, October 2013
  • (Co-Author Kacper Rękawek), Al Qaeda at 25: “No Point in Fighting Them Since They Themselves are Fighting Each Other?, PISM Policy Paper no. 26 (74), Warsaw, PIMS, 10/2013
  • Il problema in Turchia non è l’islamismo, è l’egemonia, Limes Online, 10/6/2013
  • Directions in North African Jihadism in the Post-Mali Conflict Environment, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XI, Issue 11, 30/5/2013
  • “Focus on leaders? Insights from the Algerian experience”, Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013, pp. 73-80
  • Algiers Reshapes Its Foreign Policy Following the InAmenas Attack, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. XI, Issue 2, 25/1/2013
  • The Libyan Political Landscape: Between Local Fragmentation and National Democratic Ambitions, Jamestown Foundation Militant Leadership Monitor – Quarterly Special Report (QSR), 07/2012
  • Between Electoral Politics and Global Jihad: Libya’s Islamist Groups Consider New Options, Jamestown Foundation, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. X, Issue. 15, 26/07/2012
  • West Africa’s MOJWA Militants – Competition for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb?, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. X, Issue. 7, 06/04/2012
  • Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb’s Operational Revival in Northern Algeria, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. IX, Issue 36, 29/7/2011
  • Semtex or Stability? The Conflict in Libya and its Impact on Security in Niger, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. IX. Issue 30, 29/7/2011
  • Missiles, Money and Migration: The Impact of the Libyan Crisis on the African Sahel, Terrorism Monitor, Volume IX, Issue 15, 14/4/2011
  • (co-author Riccardo Fabiani) Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM): Implications for Algeria’s Regional and International Relations, IAI Working Paper, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, 4/2011
  • Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Africa-to-Europe Narco-Trafficking Connection, Terrorism Monitor, Volume VIII, Issue 43, 24/11/2010
  • Living with a Nuclear Mediterranean? Risks and Perspectives for the EU, New Transnational Security Challenges and Responses, Chatham House, London, 2010i
  • Il ritorno della Turchia nel Golfo Persico, Affari Internazionali, 21/06/2010
  • Italy in the Mediterranean: Between Rhetoric and Continuity, World Politics Review, 21/06/2010
  • Turkey-GCC Ties: Ankara Sets its Sights on the Gulf, World Politics Review, 07/06/2010
  • AQIM Funds Terrorist Operations with Thriving Sahel-Based Kidnapping Industry, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. VIII, Issue 4, 28/01/2010
  • A Shift in Terrorist Strategy Threatens Italian National Security, Terrorism Monitor, Vol. VII, Issue 35, 20/11/2009
  • İran Dış Politikasında Afganistan’ın Rolü (Afghanistan’s Role in Iranian Foreign Policy), Stratejik Analiz – Avrasya Stratejik Araştirmalar Merkezi, Vol. 8, No. 89, 9/2007
  • Iran, Beijing’s Key to the Middle East, Asia Times, 07/10/2006
  • The Role of Iran and Syria in the Israel-Lebanon crisis, Power & Interest News Report PINR, 20/07/2006

 

*Last Update 04/11/2017

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