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Fabrizio Tassinari

Dr. Fabrizio Tassinari is a senior non-resident fellow with GMF's Berlin office, while he continues to serve as the senior researcher and head of unit for Foreign Policy and EU Studies at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) in Copenhagen.

Tassinari's research centers on European security, democracy and integration, with a particular reference to the politics and political economy of the wider Europe. He is author of Why Europe Fears its Neighbors (Praeger, 2009), which also appeared in an updated Turkish-language edition for the mass market (Inkilap, 2011).

Tassinari's work features regularly in international media, such as The Economist, the Financial Times, CNN, Le Figaro, and Die Welt. Other articles have appeared in academic and policy journals, including the European Foreign Affairs Review and Cooperation and Conflict. He has advised several Western governments and international organizations. His 2006 policy brief on Black Sea cooperation provided the blueprint, and the official name, of a European Union policy.

Before joining DIIS in February 2009, he served as an assistant professor of political science at the University of Copenhagen and as an associate fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels (2005-08). Before that, he worked as a researcher in an EU Commission's network managed by Humboldt University, Berlin and earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Copenhagen (2001-04). He speaks Italian and English fluently.

News Articles

Renzi’s PromiseJuly 07, 2014Watching Italian soccer fans last month, one might have thought that a World Cup victory was the country's most important opportunity this year.
A Tale of Two GermaniesSeptember 22, 2013Once again, the world is populated by two German entities. You cannot draw them on a map this time, but their contours are still clear.
The EU’s Forgotten FoundationsJune 10, 2013Twenty years ago, the European Council established the eligibility requirements for joining the EU. But with such a severe economic crisis, is this anniversary an occasion for lamentation or celebration?
Denmark’s Unnecessary Clash of CivilizationsMarch 01, 2013Denmark is in the midst of a clash of civilizations and the perceived fight among some Danes is hardening the lines of conflict between Islam and the West.
Italy at Crossroads—AgainFebruary 18, 2013A Conversation between Stefano Guzzini and Fabrizio Tassinari ahead of general election on 24-25 February.
Why Nordic Nations are a Role Model for Us AllFebruary 12, 2013Nordic countries are anything but declining, and they have their mindset to thank for it.
EU should expand its Iran policyJanuary 10, 2013EU needs to broaden its approach to Iran so that it goes beyond imposing sanction on the nation.

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