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Chiara Ruffa

Chiara Ruffa

Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2012

 

 

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2012

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March 7, 2012

"Afghan War Lessons"

Op-Ed, Flashpoints: Diplomacy by Other Means

By Chiara Ruffa, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2012

"...[T]he current ISAF force laydown looks very similar to the one in 2006, when the extension of ISAF forces to the entire country was completed. While the security environment has changed profoundly since then, contributing countries have remained largely in charge of the same areas, handed down between units from the same country. In other words, there's no coordination between armies to match the strengths or weaknesses of their units to regional needs. Time and again, combat-intensive units have been sent where soldiers are supposed to do humanitarian delivery duties, while logistics units are sent into more intense combat areas."

 

2011

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September/December 2011

"Realist-normative Power Europe? Explaining EU Policies toward Lebanon from an IR Perspective"

Journal Article, Comparative European Politics, issue 4-5, volume 9

By Chiara Ruffa, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2012

This article seeks to explain the relationship between the European Union (EU) and one of its Middle Eastern neighbors: Lebanon. By conducting an in-depth empirical single case study and engaging in competitive theory testing, this article shows that the EU in Lebanon behaves at the same time as a normative and a realist power. This article challenges both the scholarship on the EU that sees the EU as a normative power as well as scholarship that focuses on structural neorealism to explain the EU's role in its neighborhood.

 

 

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September/December 2011

"South East and Eastern European Countries EU Accession Quandary?"

Journal Article, Comparative European Politics, issue 4-5, volume 9

By Amy Verdun, Chiara Ruffa, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2012 and Gabriela E Chira

Amy Verdun and Chiara Ruffa are the guest editors of Comparative European Politics' special issue: South East and Eastern European Countries EU Accession Quandary?

 

 

Summer 2011

"CHIARA RUFFA: How do civil-military interactions impact conflict arenas?"

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Brittany Card and Chiara Ruffa, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2012

With an interest in international events and medicine in high school, Chiara Ruffa dreamed of joining Doctors without Borders.  A fear of surgeries kept her from becoming a doctor, but it did not stop her from crossing borders.  Now, a fellow with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center, Ruffa’s extensive travels inspire her research of complex humanitarian emergencies, specifically the interaction between local populations and intervening actors.

 

 

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February 18, 2011

"Enough Machismo Italian Style"

Op-Ed, International Herald Tribune

By Chiara Ruffa, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2012 and Rosa Raffaelli

"Italy is a place full of contradictions. It is a country with quality education but poor career opportunities; extraordinary culture and beauty but poor protection of its artistic and natural treasures. It is one of the Group of 8 most industrialized countries, but with regard to women it seems stuck in the Middle Ages."

 

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