Marc Pierini

Visiting Scholar
Carnegie Europe
Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.
 

Education

MA, Economic Sciences, University of Aix en Provence 

Languages

English; French; Italian

Contact Information

 

Marc Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.

Pierini was a career EU diplomat from December 1976 to April 2012. He was EU ambassador and head of delegation to Turkey (2006–2011) and ambassador to Tunisia and Libya (2002–2006), Syria (1998–2002), and Morocco (1991–1995). He also served as the first coordinator for the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, or the Barcelona Process, from 1995 to 1998 and was the main negotiator for the release of the Bulgarian hostages from Libya from 2004 to 2007.

Pierini served as counselor in the cabinet of two European commissioners: Claude Cheysson, from 1979 to 1981, and Abel Matutes, from 1989 to 1991. He has published three essays in French: “Le prix de la liberté,” “Télégrammes diplomatiques,” and “Où va la Turquie?.”

  • erdogan; turkey
    Op-Ed Hürriyet Daily News August 14, 2014
    The West and President Erdoğan

    Now that Erdogan has won the Turkish Presidency, the question is how he will restore Turkey’s relationship with its allies and what the future of Turkish foreign policy will be.

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  • European Union; Turkey
    Article July 30, 2014
    A Turkey Road Map for the Next EU Foreign Policy Chief

    A reshuffled EU leadership and a new Turkish presidency could provide a much-needed opportunity for a revamped EU-Turkey relationship.

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  • Iraq; Kurdistan; Peshmerga
    Article July 10, 2014
    Do Not Belittle the Islamic State

    The declaration of a Middle Eastern caliphate has wide-reaching consequences for the region and the world. The West needs to realize the significance of what is happening.

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  • Article July 3, 2014
    EU Foreign Policy in the Arab World: Three (Bad) Examples

    Reducing the role of the EU institutions in foreign policy making has severely dented the union’s standing, credibility, and influence in the Arab world and beyond.

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  • Turkey
    Op-Ed Hürriyet Daily News June 30, 2014
    Can Turkey Become a Trusted Strategic EU Ally?

    Whoever will be the next president of Turkey will have the difficult task of rebuilding trust with the EU. The challenge is linked to Turkey’s foreign and domestic policies.

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  • Article June 10, 2014 عربي
    The European Union’s Concerns About Syria

    The Syrian conflict has recently become a major source of concern for Europe, but it could still be overshadowed by an escalation of tensions in Ukraine.

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  • European Union; European Elections
    Op-Ed Hürriyet Daily News June 2, 2014
    Too Big, Too Interfering: The EU Will Shrink!

    EU governments have been rocked by the results of the European elections. The outcome could be a reduction in the political weight of the European Commission.

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  • Strategic Europe May 23, 2014
    Is There a Political Meaning to Turkey’s Mining Tragedy?

    The Turkish government’s mishandling of a recent mining disaster has political implications that reach beyond the catastrophe’s massive human cost.

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  • Strategic Europe May 7, 2014
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: Turkey’s President-in-Waiting?

    Turkey’s prime minister looks increasingly likely to become its first directly elected president this summer. What sort of head of state would Recep Tayyip Erdogan be?

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  • Strategic Europe April 24, 2014
    Four World Issues: A Traveler’s View From the High Seas

    From Chinese industrialization to maritime trade, from the perils of piracy to human trafficking, a voyage from the Far East to Europe reveals much about the modern world.

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  • European Union
    Euronews December 19, 2013
    Defense Tops the Agenda for EU Leaders

    At December’s European Council summit, European defense topped the agenda for EU leaders. One key issue under discussion was pooling and sharing of military capabilities.

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  • Unrest
    Voice of Russia June 25, 2013
    Division Between Supporters and Opponents of Morsi

    Tension has increased between supporters and opponents of President Morsi, with both threatening to stage mass protests on the one year anniversary of the president taking office.

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  • Erdogan
    China Radio International's Beyond Beijing April 4, 2013
    Turkey at the Political and Geographic Nexus

    Turkey has experienced rising influence, but struggles with internal divides. Currently, it is dealing with regional developments in pursuing peace with the PKK and Israel.

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  • Erdogan
    Fox News April 4, 2013
    Is Turkey Taking the Lead Against Assad's Regime?

    Following the Syrian crisis, Turkey's main role will be that of providing reconstruction aid.

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