Valeria Tisalvi is Research Trainee for ISPI's Centre on Cybersecurity. She holds a MA in International Relations at the LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. Her Master thesis focused on Cyber Warfare and its impact on International Relations and, thus, on the International Security. Previously, she worked as a Junior Analyst at the Military Affairs Desk of Ce.S.I. - Centro Studi Internazionali, after an internship as Research Assistant at the International Centre for Democracy and Democratization where she worked on WMD, Disarmament and Non-proliferation.
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Giampiero Massolo è Presidente dell’Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale dal gennaio 2017 e Presidente di Fincantieri SpA dal maggio 2016 e. Dall’ottobre 1993 è stato Consigliere diplomatico aggiunto del Presidente del Consiglio e poi dal giugno 1994 Capo della Segreteria del Presidente del Consiglio. Nel giugno 1996 è divenuto Capo del Servizio Stampa e Informazione della Farnesina e Portavoce del Ministro degli Esteri.
Mr. Giampiero Massolo is President of ISPI since January 2017. He has also been Chairman of Fincantieri Spa since May 2016. He was appointed Deputy Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister on October 1993. In 1994, he was designated Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. Since June 1996 he served as Head of the Press and Information Office and the Minister’s spokesman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since September 2001, he served as Deputy Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Serena Giusti is Senior Associate Research Fellow for the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. She teaches International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis and Art and Politics at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA) in Pisa.
Giovanni Giacalone is an Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He earned a Master in Islamic Studies at the Trinity Saint David, with a dissertation on the development of Islamic communities in Italy. He is a sociologist and an expert on Islam. Giacalone is also a member of the Italian Association of Sociology, and in particular of its branch on religion. His main research fields are political Islam and Islamic radicalism in Italy, the Balkans, Caucasus and Malta.
Researcher at the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Venice “Ca' Foscari” University, Carlo Frappi is Associate Research Fellow for the Russia, Caucasus and Central Asia Centre at ISPI. Frappi, who holds a Ph.D. in European History, is also Adjunct Professor in Regional Studies at Catholic University of Milan and, since 2013, is a Member of the Board of Directors at the "Association for the Italian Study of Central Asia and the Caucasus" (ASIAC).
The Madrid Accords of 14 November 1975 ended the Spanish colonization of Western Sahara, sparkling a long conflict which, since then, opposes the Kingdom of Morocco to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (Polisario Front). 42 years later, Western Sahara remains, according to the international law, a non-self-governing territory whose de jure administering power is still Spain. De facto, around 80% of the territory has been annexed by Morocco, whereas the remaining 20% is under the control of the Polisario Front.
Whereas most large European countries have been greatly affected by Islamic State-inspired terrorism, Italy has not seen the same degree of radicalization and extremist activity. With a much smaller number of foreign fighters, no terrorist attacks to date, and less developed terrorist networks, the country has been able to cope with the latest wave of transnational terrorism. With the offensives to crush the Islamic State now winding down, however, authorities fear that returning foreign fighters may generate a new surge in terrorist attacks.
Italy’s experience with jihadism presents some interesting peculiarities. At first glance, there are several overlapping reasons to consider the country as a major hub of jihadist mobilization and target for terrorist attacks.
In the analysis of the contemporary relations between Poland and Russia, the historical context has to be taken into account. This requires not only references to the 100th anniversary of the so-called Bolshevik revolution but also reflection on the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (16th-18th centuries). For no other reason than that, Putin’s Russia commemorates the event of an "expulsion of the Poles from the Kremlin" in 1612 as a national holiday, i.e.