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Giovanni Faleg was a senior analyst at the Institute from 2018 to 2023. He was responsible for the sub-Saharan Africa portfolio and was project co-director of the multi-million, EU-funded initiative 'Countering Foreign Interference. A project to strengthen EU CSDP capacities against foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI)'. He also covered EU civilian crisis management, the integrated approach to conflicts and crises, conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
Before joining the EUISS, he worked at the World Bank (2014-2018) in the fragility, conflict and violence unit; at the Centre for European Policy Studies (2011-2018) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (2013), focusing on the EU’s foreign and security policy.
Giovanni holds a PhD in European Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014), with a thesis on the evolution of security cooperation in the EU through institutional learning. He is the author of The EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy: Learning Communities in International Organizations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and More Union in European Defence (CEPS, 2015).
Europe’s Pivot to Africa: National Strategies and the Challenge of Coherence
In Giovanni Carbone (ed.) 'Europe and Africa. The Long Search for Common Ground', Italian Institute for International Political Studies, 15 November 2021
Il futuro dell’Africa: libero scambio, pace e prosperità? (available in Italian and French)
Il Grand Continent, 12 March 2021
Global Power Competition in Africa: Implications for the EU
Italian Institute for International Political Studies, 21 December 2020
Implications of COVID-19 on EU Crisis Management
National Defense Institute, 13 May 2020
Rethinking stabilisation efforts in Somalia
SIPRI blog, 9 May 2019
Les relations UE-Afrique: un tournant stratégique
In Défense Magazine, UNION-IHEDN, n. 196, January-February 2019
The EU: from comprehensive to integrated approach
In Global Affairs, Volume 4, Issue 2-3, 27 July 2018
Reaching the root causes of fragility? An assessment of foreign interventions in the G5 Sahel
In Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck (ed.) The Sahel: Europe’s African Borders, Euromesco, April 2018
Report on EU's comprehensive approach to conflict prevention and peacebuilding
EU-CIVCAP Project, Deliverable 4.3, 23 March 2018[collapse]