Valentina Pegolo

About Valentina Pegolo

Valentina Pegolo is a DPhil Candidate in International Relations (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford) and an ESRC (Economic and Social Science Research Council) studentship holder. Her thesis focuses on the foreign policy of Iran in Central Asia. She has previously completed a MPhil in International Relations (University of Oxford) and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (University of Oxford). She has conducted research as a political analyst for UK NGOs. Her areas of expertise include Iranian foreign policy, the international relations of Central Asia and the Middle East, and the study of ideology.
16 Jul, 2021

Will the Raisi administration reinforce Iranian pragmatism in Afghanistan?

Valentina Pegolo | 16 July 2021 | TR

The electoral victory of Ebrahim Raisi, the favored Principalist candidate and rumored successor of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has left the clerical establishment now in full control of all branches of government. This lead [...]

Will the Raisi administration reinforce Iranian pragmatism in Afghanistan?2021-08-03T15:00:18+03:00
4 May, 2021

Italy in the Middle East: The disconnect between geopolitics and arm diplomacy

Valentina Pegolo | 04 May 2021

Following the Arab Spring, Italy has tried to improve its geopolitical position in the Middle East. Its approach, however, has suffered from the lack of a grand strategy and overreliance on strategic partners
Italy in the Middle East: The disconnect between geopolitics and arm diplomacy2021-05-04T14:19:26+03:00
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