Federico Santopinto

Federico Santopinto is a researcher at the Groupe de recherche et d’information sur la paix et la sécurité, Brussels (GRIP). He occasionally writes for Le Monde Diplomatique. He specialises in the European integration process in the field of defence and foreign policy, as well as in development cooperation used as a tool for conflict prevention and crisis management. He has also worked as an electoral observer for the European Union in post-conflict areas, on both long- and short-term missions.