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.