Mattia Toaldo

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Mattia Toaldo is currently Senior Policy Fellow for the Middle East and North Africa programme of the European Council on Foreign Relations in London. At ECFR, Mattia currently works mostly on Libya and migrations, while until 2015 his work also focusedon Israel and Palestine. His op-eds and comments have appeared in several international outlets including the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Sada, Middle East Eye, L'Express, El Pais, El Mundo, L'Espresso, Die Zeit. On TV and radio, he often comments for BBC World, Al Jazeera, France 24, Radio France Inter and Rainews.

Mattia is a member of Limes's Scientific Council. He started writing for Limes in 2004 with articles on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, US Foreign Policy, the war on terror and Libya. In June 2013, he published a political biography of Benjamin Netanyahu for Limes.

In the summer of 2016, he has worked as a consultant for the UN Special Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), advising the mission on the intra-Libyan reconciliation process. He often visits the region and has an extensive network of contacts both in Libya and among European policy-makers.

Before working as an analyst in London, Mattia was an academic, a journalist and a political consultant for several Italian decision-makers. In 2008, he earned his PhD in History of International Relations from Roma Tre University with a thesis on Ronald Reagan's war on terror in Lebanon and Libya. In 2012, he published with Routledge "The Origins of the US War on Terror".