Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco is a Researcher in the Strategic Studies Department at TRENDS, Research & Advisory. He is also a Research Assistant at Gulf State Analytics (GSA), a Washington-based geopolitical risk consultancy. Mr Mazzucco has an MA degree in Comparative International Relations from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He has also completed a second MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy.
Mr Mazzucco’s papers have been published by numerous outlets, such as the Middle East Institute, Inside Arabia, the Middle East Institute – National University of Singapore, and the Arab Gulf State Institute in Washington (AGSIW). His research interests focus on geopolitics and maritime security in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, with a particular interest in security affairs of the Gulf region.”