Languages: English, French, Italian
Areas of Expertise: Libya, Middle East Peace process, Israeli and Palestinian politics, Migrations, EU policy in the southern Mediterranean
Mattia is a policy fellow for ECFR's Middle East & North Africa programme where he focuses on Libya, Israel/Palestine and migration issues. His op-eds have been published by The New York Times, Foreign Policy, El Pais, El Mundo, The Hill, Middle East Eye, L’Espresso, Il Fatto Quotidiano, Deutsche Welle, East, Politica Exterior. He has been interviewed or quoted also by Al Jazeera, The Economist, Reuters, BBC World, Sky News, Rainews 24, France 24, Radio France Inter, France Culture, L’Express.
Mattia is a member of the Council of the Society for Libyan Studies and of the scientific board of Limes, the Italian review of Geopolitics.
Mattia has been at ECFR since 2013. From 2011-2013, he was a stipendiary fellow at the Institute for the Americas in London and a postdoctoral fellow for the British School in Rome and the Society for Libyan Studies, where his work focused on Western reactions to the Arab uprisings. Mattia has researched and written on the Middle East Peace Process and on Libya since 2004. In 2013, he published a biography of Benjamin Netanyahu for Limes. Since 2003, he has worked as a consultant both on foreign policy and domestic issues for several Italian policymakers.
Mattia earned his Ph.D. in History of International Relations at Roma Tre University in 2008, and in 2012, Routledge published his book, “The Origins of the US War on Terror”.
17th February, 2016
BCM du mercredi 17 février portant sur le rôle pour l'Europe dans le règlement de la crise poliique libyenne. Avec Mattia Toaldo, Policy Fellow à l'ECFR et Florence Gaub, Senior Analyst à l'Institut des études de sécurité de l'UE (EUISS).
by Mattia Toaldo - 17th February, 2016
Creating safe routes is the best way to enforce borders: a wall without a door is unlikely to stand
Recent terror attacks in Berlin, Baghdad and Istanbul demonstrate that defeating ISIS militarily is only half the battle.
by Mattia Toaldo - 13th May, 2016
The unity government offers the best chance of stabilising Libya, stemming refugee flows and pushing back ISIS, and Europe should focus on strengthening it.
by Mattia Toaldo - 10th November, 2015
How the lessons of Libya can help European policymakers respond to the wider migration crisis
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR policy fellows Ellie Geranmayeh, Julien Barnes-Dacey and Mattia Toaldo, about the recent talks in Vienna where foreign minister met up to discuss Libya and the growing threat of ISIS in the country, and new developments in Syria. The podcast was recorded on 23 May 2016.
In the light of what we know by Zia Haidar Rahman
Trilogy by Elena Ferrante
Dateline Baghdad by Luke Baker
Forces for good by Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant
Five films that will help you understand the modern Arab world by Shohini Chaudhuri
Intervening better: Europe’s second chance in Libya by Mattia Toaldo
The seventh sense: Power, fortune and survival in the age of networks by Joshua Cooper RamoListen online
After more than a year of efforts, some Libyan factions have signed a UN-backed political agreement. The newly created Government of National Accord, which moved to Tripoli on 30 March, will face enormous challenges on several fronts: the stabilisation of the country, the reconciliation between different factions and the humanitarian crisis. Is a long term solution to Libya’s civil war in sight? Crispin Blunt, Member of Parliament and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee in the House of Commons, and Mattia Toaldo, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa programme, discuss.Listen online
ECFR’s director Mark Leonard speaks with ECFR Visiting Fellow Asli Aydintasbas, ECFR Senior Policy Fellow Mattia Toaldo, and ECFR Board Member and German politician Norbert Röttgen, about the EU-Turkey ‘one-in one-out’ deal over the Syrian refugee crisis.
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BCM du mercredi 17 février portant sur le rôle pour l'Europe dans le règlement de la crise poliique libyenne. Avec Mattia Toaldo, Policy Fellow à l'ECFR et Florence Gaub, Senior Analyst à l'Institut des études de sécurité de l'UE (EUISS).Listen online
Mattia Toaldo, ECFR Policy Fellow, Adam Baron, Visiting Fellow at ECFR, Iona Craig, a British-Irish freelance journalist, and Nawal al-Maghafi, award-winning Yemeni-British journalist and filmmaker, discuss the potential trajectories of the crisis.Listen online
Riccardo Fabiani, senior analyst at the Eurasia Group, Andrew Lebovich, visiting fellow at ECFR, Mattia Toaldo, policy fellow for ECFR's Middle East & North Africa programme, and Anthony Dworkin, senior policy fellow at ECFR, discuss what the threat to Africa is.Listen online
ECFR's Hugh Lovatt and Mattia Toaldo speak to independent journalist and editor Noam Sheizaf, who has previously worked for a number of Israeli news outlets including Ynet.co.il and Maariv, and now writes regularly for +972 Magazine.Listen online Download
ECFR's Mattia Toaldo speaks at BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show about how other EU countries deal with asylum seekers and how Britain compared approaches the topic.Listen online Download