(Forthcoming 2015) “Special Issue Introduction: Diffusion, Contestation and Localization in Post-conflict States: 20 years of Western Balkans Reconstruction”, Journal of International Relations and Development (editor) Vol. 18, No. 3

2014. “An EU-South Mediterranean Energy Community: The Right Policy for the Right Region?” (2014) The International Spectator, Vol. 39, No 2.

2014. “Tesco for Terrorists Reconsidered: Arms and Conflict Dynamics in the Sahara-Sahel Region” (with F. Strazzari), European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Vol. 20, No. 3.

2012. “Which and whose Authority? EU Support to Security Governance in Aceh”, European Security, Vol. 21, No 2.

2010. "Another Nakba: Weapons Availability and the Transformation of the Palestinian National Struggle, 1987-2007" (with F. Strazzari), International Studies Perspectives, Vol. 54, No. 2.


2011. “Multi-stakeholder Partnerships in DDR and SALW-Control: Local Ownership, Norms and Human Security” (with F. Strazzari), in Brzoska, Michael, Hans-Georg Ehrhart and Jens Narten (eds), Multi-stakeholder partnerships in post-conflict security building, Baden-Baden: Nomos.

2009. “Privatized security in the Western Balkans: a blank in Security Sector Reform” (with F. Strazzari), in (eds) Giampiero Giacomello and R. Craig Nation Security in the West: Evolution of a Concept. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

2009. “Small Arms and Light Weapons Control, in (eds) B. Peccegati and W. Nanni, Nell'occhio del ciclone. Rapporto di ricerca su ambiente e povertà, emergenze e conflitti dimenticati. Bologna: Il Mulino.


2014. Book review: “European Integration and Transformation in the Western Balkans: Europeanisation or Business as Usual?”, Arold Elbasani (ed.), in East European Politics

01.02.2013. Op-ed: Conflict at EU’s Southern Borders: The Sahel Crisis (with R. Del Sarto). Open Democracy

19.07.2012. Op-ed: Extending European Borders? Paradoxes in Balkan politics between EU integration and statebuilding. Open Democracy.

Issue no. 28/2011. “Arms Export to Libya”. Op-ed, ITPCM International Commentary, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

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