Massimo Di Ricco

Massimo Di Ricco

Massimo Di Ricco is a professor specialising in the Arab World and its relation with the West and Latin America. He contributes to several publications on the Middle East, global politics and the role of international media.  

Italy

How a kidnapped aid worker who converted to Islam shook Italy

Silvia Romano kidnapped in Kenya faced a hostile welcome when she returned to Italy.

How a kidnapped aid worker who converted to Islam shook Italy

Latin America

Has Latin America abandoned Palestine?

A wave of right-wing politics is sweeping through Latin America and affecting its support for Palestine.

Has Latin America abandoned Palestine?

Human Rights

The new face of the mafia in Italy

After decades of murky state-mafia relations, many Italians are now used to living with mafias.

The new face of the mafia in Italy

Latin America

Don't look for Latin American jihadis - yet

Latin American Muslims seem immune to radicalism and ISIL's global recruitment campaign - but for how much longer?

Don't look for Latin American jihadis - yet

US & Canada

From Guantanamo to Montevideo and on to Havana

The arrival of Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay boosted Mujica's reputation and put Cuba back on the regional agenda.

From Guantanamo to Montevideo and on to Havana