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Dr Massimiliano Fiore

fiorewebDepartment of War Studies

Room K7.12

South Range

King’s College London



Areas of Interest

  • 20th century history of the Middle East
  • The Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Italy’s foreign and defence policy in the Middle East
  • Intelligence and terrorism in the Middle East
Dr Fiore is a Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where he teaches the BA Security Issues and the MA War and Insurgency in the Middle East. He has previously taught at the London School of Economics and at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He is the author of the book Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East, 1922-1940. His next research project explores the covert war between Jews and Arabs in Italy since the Second World War.
Born in Italy, Dr Fiore received a BA in Political Science (Naples), an MA in International Affairs (Milan) and an MA in Diplomatic Studies (Rome). He then completed his education in the United Kingdom where he took an MA and a PhD in War Studies (London). Dr Fiore is the Editor-in-Chief of the Heptagon Post, a news site for the analysis and debate of international affairs, culture and lifestyle.


  • M. Fiore, Anglo-Italian Relations in the Middle East 1922-1940 (Ashgate: London, 2010).
  • M. Fiore and A. Bregman, Una terra, due popoli. Breve storia del conflitto arabo-israeliano (under consideration).


  • M. Fiore, ‘Anglo-Italian Armament Trade Competition in Iraq, 1937-1940’, Journal of Commonwealth and Imperial History (July 2012).
  • M. Fiore, ‘Israel and the Iranian Nuclear Programme: Roll Back or Containment?’ IAI Working Papers 11-18 (July 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘How Israel Can Turn the Unrest in the Middle East into an Opportunity for Peacemaking’, IAI Working Papers 11-05 (March 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘La guerra delle parole: la propaganda anti-inglese di Radio Bari, 1935-1940’, Nuova Storia Contemporanea (2011), Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 65-86.

Opinions and Editorials

  • M. Fiore, ‘Rethinking the EU’s Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Policy’, The Heptagon Post (September 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘Israel-Lebanon Scramble for Eastern Mediterranean Gas’, The Heptagon Post (August 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘Se in Siria crolla il regime’, AffarInternazionali (April 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘An Opportunity for Peacemaking’, The Heptagon Post (March 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘What Is Worse for Israel, Attacking or Not Attacking Iran’s Nuclear Infrastructure?’, The Heptagon Post (January 2011). Reposted by e-International Relations (May 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘Ghajar Divided Again’, The Heptagon Post (November 2010). Reposted by e-International Relations (June 2011).
  • M. Fiore, ‘What Lurks Behind Iran’s Increasing Involvement in Latin America?’, The Heptagon Post (October 2010).
  • M. Fiore, ‘Was the Mossad Really Behind the Resurgence of Kurdish Terrorism in Turkey?’, The Heptagon Post (October 2010).


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