“Mediterranean Equilibria: Italian-Turkish Balancing and Competition over Libya”, Chiara Grazia Valenzano (IAI, Italy)

Italy has recently revamped its engagements in the Mediterranean, an area that has acquired renewed strategic importance due to growing geopolitical competition and transnational threats to Italian and European interests. Turkey is similarly expanding its involvement within this polymorphous space, prompting many to question whether the two NATO allies and close commercial partners are destined to clash over the Mediterranean, or rather if a degree of cooperation can mitigate potential competition between Rome and Ankara.

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