Luigi Scazzieri

Luigi Scazzieri

Research fellow
Areas of expertise 

European foreign and security policy, Italy and the EU, transatlantic relations, migration.

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The EU should seize the chance to stop Italy's eurosceptic drift

05 September 2019
Italy’s new coalition government between the Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party is good news for Europe. But a resurgence of the League is likely unless Europe helps Italy in a visible manner. 
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The EU, the US and the Middle East Peace Process: Two-state solution – or dissolution?

11 July 2019
Jared Kushner's economic plan for the Palestinians will erode the two-state solution. By easing tensions, the EU can preserve it. But Europe can no longer afford to be passive.

A troubled partnership: The US and Europe in the Middle East

10 July 2019
Trump's policies towards the Middle East have led to a serious transatlantic rift, particularly over Iran. To secure its interests in the region, Europe will need to shake off its passivity.

Taking a hard line with Italy may do the EU more harm than good

10 June 2019
The European Parliament elections destabilised Italy’s coalition government, strengthening the League. The EU should avoid giving populists an excuse to lash out.

The EU can keep the Iran nuclear deal alive

16 May 2019
Iran’s announcement that it will no longer comply with parts of the international nuclear agreement has put the EU in a difficult position. But modest moves by Europe could increase the chances that the core of the deal will survive. 

Tearing at Europe's core: Why France and Italy are at loggerheads

12 February 2019
Tensions between Italy and France are rising due to domestic politics in both countries, personal acrimony between Salvini, Di Maio and Macron, and policy differences.

Trump's Iran policy leaves the EU few options

11 December 2018
Trump’s decision to re-impose sanctions has placed the Iran nuclear agreement on life support and further destabilised the region. Unwilling to seriously support the deal, Europeans will have to rely on diplomacy to limit the damage. 

Premature elections won't stabilise Libya

10 October 2018
The push for elections in Libya risks deepening the country’s divisions. Europe should agree on a common position, and work towards a settlement acceptable to key Libyan and regional players.

Italy and the EU: The logic of confrontation

28 September 2018
Four months after being sworn in, Italy’s League-Five Star coalition government has set a more confrontational tone in its relations with the European Union.

Europe should keep Turkey close

27 July 2018
EU-Turkey relations have deteriorated sharply in recent years, and even maintaining transactional co-operation could become increasingly difficult. The challenge for Europe is how to prevent relations from souring further. 

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