Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco


Leonardo Jacopo Maria Mazzucco is a visiting researcher at Trends Research & Advisory in Abu Dhabi and a research assistant at Gulf States Analytics. He has an MA in comparative and international relations from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and is completing a second MA in Middle Eastern studies at the Graduate School of Economics and International Relations at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, Italy.

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Investing in Geography: Will the Saudi Bid to Become a Logistics Hub Pay Dividends?

With more than 1,400 miles of coast overlooking two of the busiest global shipping routes and a unique geographic position connecting three continents, Saudi Arabia has placed logistics at the core of its economic diversification agenda.

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Living Up to Its Reputation: A Critical Look at Crime in the UAE

The same conditions that have enabled steady economic growth in the UAE have also provided legislative loopholes and opportunities for criminal and illicit activities; but ensuring an attractive business environment is a fundamental priority to boost the country’s economic recovery.