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
While waiting for a few articles to come out in the coming weeks (a couple on Libya, something on (in)security in North Africa, and one on Italy as well), I have recently focused my attention on two major streams of research: the future of the Mediterranean and the connections between economy, terrorism and sub-state groups … Continue reading The Future of the Mediterranean
Negli ultimi sei mesi ho avuto la fortuna di vivere, studiare e lavorare in Turchia. Vivere a Istanbul è un'esperienza che tutti dovrebbero fare almeno una volta nella vita e mi ritengo fortunato nell' aver scelto di vivere nel lato asiatico, nella vivace e bella Kadıköy, dove c'è anche uno dei migliori ristoranti della città, Ciya (e … Continue reading Gezi, l’AKP e la natura delle proteste a Istanbul
I actually don't have time to focus on my blog (people who know me have a clue why). However, two weeks ago I published another piece with the Jamestown Foundation on the directions in North African Jihadism in the post-Mali conflict environment: The French-led intervention in Mali changed the strategic environment of the region. For AQIM … Continue reading North African Jihadism and the Post-Mali Conflict Environment
Next week (Tuesday 28 May), I will be talking at İstanbul 29 Mayis Üniversitesi in Uskudar (about 20 minutes walking distance from the Metrobus stop "Altunizade") about EU foreign policy in the Mediterranean. All welcome!