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?.”

Pierini is a member of the International Council of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations in Marseille.

  • Syria in Crisis August 27, 2015
    What Will Follow Syria’s Hot Summer?

    The road to a political agreement in Syria remains long and bumpy as the priorities of different actors continue to diverge widely.

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  • Strategic Europe August 4, 2015 Русский
    What to Make of Turkey’s New Counterterrorism Policy

    Ankara’s recent change of policy toward the Islamic State is a game changer. But the shift coincides with a more perplexing move against Turkey’s Kurdish insurgency.

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  • Terrorism
    Op-Ed Euractiv July 31, 2015
    Adjusting the EU’s Counterterrorism Policy

    The European Union must use its resources intelligently to fight terrorism without destroying the union’s core principles.

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  • Strategic Europe July 22, 2015
    Two Crucial Tests for Turkey

    Ankara faces two major challenges in the months ahead: forming a new government and participating effectively in the fight against Islamic State militants.

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  • Article July 15, 2015
    A Bolder EU Strategy for Syrian Refugees

    The Syrian refugee crisis is no longer a short-term regional issue: it is a long-term international problem that deserves a coordinated answer, especially from the EU.

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  • Op-Ed Hürriyet Daily News July 6, 2015
    Mustafa Akinci in Brussels

    The visit by the Northern Cypriot leader to Brussels on June 29–July 3 might not have received much attention. But chances have never been higher for a reunification of Cyprus.

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  • Istanbul
    Op-Ed Hürriyet Daily News June 15, 2015
    After June 7, Is Turkey Closer to the EU?

    With the Turkish electorate overwhelmingly rejecting Erdogan’s hyperpresidential style of politics, is it safe to say that Turkey is moving closer to the European Union?

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  • Strategic Europe June 9, 2015 Русский
    Turkey’s Postelection Future

    Turkey’s June 7 parliamentary election delivered a surprise result, with losses for the ruling party and gains for the main pro-Kurdish party. What happens next?

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  • Turkey
    Q&A May 29, 2015
    Turkey’s Game-Changing Election

    Turkey’s parliamentary election will mark a pivotal moment for the country’s future. Yet for the first time in over a decade, the outcome is clouded in uncertainty.

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  • Strategic Europe May 19, 2015
    Migrants in the Mediterranean: No Quick Fixes

    Despite catchy headlines and bold rhetoric, the EU faces a migration problem characterized by old habits and worrying new trends. There are no easy solutions.

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  • Turkey
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation July 27, 2015
    Turkey Launches Military Operations Against Islamic State and PKK

    After military operations against the self-styled Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Northern Iraq, Turkey’s strategy seems to be at a turning point.

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  • Tunisia
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation June 8, 2015
    Tunisia’s Difficult Road

    Tunisia was the first country that underwent an Arab Spring transition to democracy and has been the most successful so far. But what challenges still lie ahead?

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  • Turkey
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation June 5, 2015
    Turkish Election

    Will the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) be able to secure the 10 percent threshold needed to enter the Turkish parliament?

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  • Europe
    Euronews May 27, 2015 Français German
    Europe’s Open-Border Dilemma: Is Schengen a Success?

    Europe’s Schengen zone, which allows Europeans to travel freely across the continent, is turning thirty. Faced with a major migration crisis, can the system survive?

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  • Lybia
    Euronews March 19, 2015
    Libya on the Brink: What’s the EU Doing?

    Four years after Gaddafi’s downfall, Libya faces the prospect of a full-blown civil war. How much responsibility do Europeans have for restoring stability in the country?

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  • Turkey; Kobane
    Nato Channel TV October 14, 2014
    Turkey’s Border Threat and NATO’s Role

    The West and Turkey should meet the Islamic State threat with counterterrorism and border control measures. That may not be a military operation, but it is a big challenge.

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  • Islamic State
    euronews October 8, 2014
    Born in Europe to Fight Foreign Wars?

    What can the EU do to prevent its citizens from leaving for Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State and becoming a domestic threat once they return to European soil?

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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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  • March 2, 2015 Vienna
    The European Neighborhood Policy: Which Way Forward?

    Ten years after its launch, it is time to rethink the European Neighborhood Policy. There is a need for greater differentiation and for more nimble and flexible instruments.

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  • February 26, 2015 Tunis عربي Français
    Cross-border Security Threats and Responses

    Modern jihadist organizations have taken advantage of continued instability to make themselves into territorialized organizations which frequently cross established state borders, such as the Islamic State.

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  • Turkey
    January 27, 2015 Brussels
    Recharting EU-Turkey Relations

    Following recent EU leadership changes and the election of a new president and the creation of a new cabinet in Turkey, can the EU-Turkey relationship be revitalized?

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  • Turkey; Gezi
    September 25, 2013 Brussels
    Beyond the Ballot Box: Advancing Democracy in Turkey

    The increasingly authoritarian practices and restrictions on individual freedoms in Turkey are at odds with the ruling Justice and Development Party’s stated objective of establishing an advanced democracy.

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  • MENA Conference
    May 8, 2013
    The Social and Economic Dimensions of Transition

    While the desire for liberal values did help fuel the Arab Spring, the Western perspective tends to overlook the underlying socioeconomic dimensions of the transition.

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  • January 23, 2013 Brussels
    Poor Record, Positive Solutions: Advancing Press Freedom in Turkey

    The judicial prosecution and imprisonment of journalists in Turkey hit record highs in recent years, damaging the country’s image.

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  • M.Pierini; S.Ülgen; H.Grabbe; H.E. Selim Yenel
    December 12, 2012 Brussels
    Breaking the Turkey-EU Stalemate

    Can Ankara and Brussels develop a framework for reinvigorating the relationship, or is it time for the two to go their separate ways?

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