Russia’s war on Ukraine has split the Italian centre-left opposition between pacifists and those arguing in favour of arming Ukraine. Disunity on how to respond to the crisis, write Valerio Alfonso Bruno, James F. Downes and Alessio Scopelliti, will likely weaken these parties and strengthen Meloni's right-wing coalition
Research Fellow, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
At UNICATT, Valerio collaborates with Polidemos, the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Political Change.
He is also a fellow at Far-Right Analysis Network (FRAN) and member of the Center for European Futures (CEF).
Valerio works on European and Italian politics, with a focus on populist and radical right-wing parties.
He recently contributed to the The Routledge Handbook of Far-Right Extremism in Europe and The Routledge Handbook of Non-Violent Extremism.
Valerio is currently working on the books The Rise of the Radical Right in Italy (Routledge / Columbia University Press) with James F Downes and Alessio Scopelliti and Brothers of Italy: Organisation, Leadership and Ideology (Springer) with Mara Morini.
His analyses and interviews have appeared in publications and broadcasting outlets including The Financial Times, The Economist, France 24, Al Jazeera, The Sunday Times, and The Daily Telegraph.