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

 

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.

  • CATS Network December 17, 2021
    What Does A Traffic-Light Coalition In Germany Mean For The Relations Between Germany, The European Union And Turkey? What Will Be The Continuities And Ruptures?

    Reading the recently published coalition document, ‘continuity with a different emphasis’ seems to be the message. Continuity has a simple reason: Turkey is important in the life of Germany – socially, economically and culturally – and will remain so.

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  • Understanding Turkey’s Direction: Three Scenarios
    Article December 9, 2021
    Understanding Turkey’s Direction: Three Scenarios

    Turkey’s current state is defined by a deteriorating rule-of-law architecture and an assertive foreign policy. The country’s future lies in the hands of its citizens, who will head to the polls in 2023 for presidential and legislative elections.

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  • Institut Européen de la Méditerranée November 24, 2021
    The Narrow Path Forward Between the European Union and Turkey

    Diplomatic relations between the EU and Turkey have been strained since 2019. To improve them, the EU will have to overcome Ankara's self-contradicting foreign policy by managing its own internal conflicts and coordinating more closely with the United States.

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  • The EU Should Stand Firm on Turkey
    Strategic Europe November 23, 2021
    The EU Should Stand Firm on Turkey

    To avoid an open rule-of-law dialogue with the EU, Turkey is being selective in its areas of engagement with the bloc. The union must make clear that compartmentalizing EU-Turkey relations to suit Ankara’s domestic political convenience is not acceptable.

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  • The High Cost of An Unpredictable Turkey
    Strategic Europe October 12, 2021
    The High Cost of An Unpredictable Turkey

    With twenty months left until Turkey’s legislative and presidential elections, the political debate will be fierce. The West may choose to sit it out rather than see its relationship with Ankara deteriorate even further.

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  • Joe Biden’s Europe Visit: Mending What Trump Broke
    Strategic Europe June 10, 2021
    Joe Biden’s Europe Visit: Mending What Trump Broke

    At the NATO summit, President Biden will have to deal with Donald Trump’s pernicious legacy. The biggest challenges include Russia and Turkey, both of which have undermined the alliance solidarity.

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  • Russia’s Posture in the Mediterranean: Implications for NATO and Europe
    Article June 8, 2021 Русский
    Russia’s Posture in the Mediterranean: Implications for NATO and Europe

    Russia’s activities in the Mediterranean have created new challenges for Europe’s energy interests and NATO’s defense architecture. Today’s transatlantic efforts should focus on NATO’s policy in the region, the Russia-Turkey relationship, and multilateral conflict resolution in Libya and Syria.

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  • The Wider Context of President Biden's Armenian Statement
    Strategic Europe April 27, 2021
    The Wider Context of President Biden's Armenian Statement

    Biden’s recognition of the killing and deportation of Armenians as genocide has caused outrage in Turkey. Dealing with a nation’s past is immensely complex. It can only be done by a country’s leaders and citizens.

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  • The Price of a Positive EU-Turkey Agenda
    Strategic Europe March 2, 2021
    The Price of a Positive EU-Turkey Agenda

    Ankara’s goal in dealing with Europe is to limit the future agenda to trade, economic matters, and refugee arrangements. In a diminishing space for civil society, academic freedom, and human rights, EU leaders are divided over what strategy to pursue with Turkey.

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  • Op-Ed Ahval February 13, 2021
    A Positive Agenda With Turkey: At What Price?

    2030 will be a milestone for the Turkish president, who faces crucial elections and the Republic's centennial celebration. As he ramps up his charm offensive, Europe must be careful not to abdicate its values and interests.

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  • What Russia’s New Mediterranean Posture Means for NATO
    September 28, 2021 Live Online
    What Russia’s New Mediterranean Posture Means for NATO

    Over the past decade, Russia has reinforced its position in and around the Mediterranean, combining a strengthened defensive posture with renewed global ambitions. The political and security ramifications of Moscow’s activities extend beyond the region and directly concern NATO, insofar as they disrupt the Euro-Atlantic defense architecture.

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  • A Global Renewal? What to Expect in 2021
    December 16, 2020 Live on YouTube @CarnegieMENA عربي
    A Global Renewal? What to Expect in 2021

    The conference will consist of six virtual discussions that will provide a look ahead to 2021, focusing on what Carnegie scholars and other experts believe will be the most significant and challenging issues facing the Middle East and North Africa in their interaction with international actors.

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  • International Actors in the Emerging Middle East: Russia, China, and the EU
    December 15, 2020 YouTube @CarnegieMENA عربي
    International Actors in the Emerging Middle East: Russia, China, and the EU

    Held on Dec. 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. EST (7:30-8:30 p.m. Beirut). This panel will explore the expanding influence of external powers such as Russia, the European Union and China in the Middle East, the alignments that they have formed, and the dynamics that have been unleashed by their intervention. Panelists will also discuss how changes in the policies of the United States may impact these dynamics.

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  • Taking Stock: Five Years of Russia’s Intervention in Syria
    November 30, 2020 Live Online
    Taking Stock: Five Years of Russia’s Intervention in Syria

    This event will discuss Moscow’s role in Syria and take stock of the consequences of the Russian intervention for Damascus and the region.

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  • Turkey’s Post-Pandemic Trajectory
    May 8, 2020 Live Online
    Turkey’s Post-Pandemic Trajectory

    Will the global pandemic shift the trajectory of Turkey back toward its Western partners? Or will Ankara drift even further into Russia’s orbit and increased authoritarianism?

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  • algeria
    June 27, 2019 Carnegie Europe
    Algeria: Facing the Moment of Truth?

    Algerians demand political reform and a civilian-led transition to democracy, but what happens next remains unclear.

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  • Tom de Waal
    December 11, 2018 Carnegie Europe
    The Challenges of Engaging Europe’s Breakaway States

    Better engagement with Europe’s de facto states by international actors within a framework of nonrecognition should benefit all sides, yet it remains a big challenge.

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  • December 6, 2018 Beirut, Lebanon عربي
    A Shifting World Order: What to Expect in 2019

    A look ahead to 2019, focusing on the most significant and challenging issues facing the world, specifically the Middle East and North Africa region.

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  • Tunisia
    September 11, 2018 Carnegie Europe
    Tunisia’s Empowerment Through Decentralization

    For decentralization in Tunisia to be successful, the central government, local government, civil society, and international donors must each invest in the process.

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  • Turkey
    January 23, 2018 Carnegie Europe
    Toward a Renewed EU–Turkey Customs Union

    Revamping the Customs Union would unlock numerous economic benefits for Ankara and Brussels.

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