The Taliban has made much needed adjustments to its foreign policy since seizing control of the country last year. The regime is keen on expanding its international legitimacy and diplomatic reach. Whether this will be a successful pursuit remains an open question. Continue Reading
Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco
Leonardo is a Research Assistant at Gulf State Analytics. He holds a Bachelor on International Studies from the University of Trento. In addition, after having spent a six-months study period at the École de Gouvernance et d’économie in Rabat, he was awarded his Master in Comparative International Relation at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice through a thesis focused on the securitization of the Shi’a political mobilization in Bahrain. Leonardo’s research interests include security studies, the economic policy of Gulf States and the political, social, and sectarian mobilization in the MENA region.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s legitimacy faces a major threat amid an incredibly sensitive period of time for Saudi Arabia. Continue ReadingJune 10, 2020