6 Articles by: Valentina Pegolo

Valentina Pegolo is a doctoral candidate in international relations at the University of Oxford, specializing in Iranian foreign policy.

Kowtowing to Egypt’s Military Regime Is Letting It Get Away With Murder

Italian prosecutors have called for four Egyptian security agents to be tried for the 2016 kidnapping and murder of labor researcher Giulio Regeni in Cairo. Their appeal follows years in which Egyptian authorities have frustrated efforts to find the killers — and the Italian government has turned a blind eye, for the sake of good relations with Al-Sisi’s military regime.

Ideologues Playing Battleship

The British Navy’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker has sparked diplomatic crisis and a tit-for-tat action by Iran. Post-Brexit Britain wants to reassert itself as a global power — but it’s suffering from a serious case of imperial overreach.