|Author (Person)||Varvelli, Arturo|
|Publisher||Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)|
|Series Title||ISPI Policy Brief|
|Series Details||No.219, June 2012|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
Italian government, as other European countries, was surprised by the first upheavals of Arab Spring. Italy and Libya have enjoyed a privileged relationship for the last forty years. After the decision of military intervention, preoccupied by the risk of geopolitical marginalization, Italy gradually started to adopt a bandwagoning policy. Libya’s present difficult transition maybe provides a new opportunity for Europe to be a key players in the country. Italy would profit from greater involvement in the stabilization of the country.
|Countries / Regions||Italy, Northern Africa|